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  • Mrs. America

    Mrs. America

    ★★★★★

    Brilliantly written series, using the true story of a conservative woman (Phyllis Schlafly) as central to the plot line, beside the more well known and celebrated feminist activists (Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan and others) in their 1970s battle around the Equal Rights Amendment.
    Mrs America is enjoyable- enthralling, actually. Casting Cate Blanchett to play against character as the conservative worked wonderfully. 
    The series is very good overall, from the directing to the sets, to the music -it will be more…

  • And Then We Danced

    And Then We Danced

    ★★★★

    Sensitive, smart, serene, visually appealing, great performances, a thing of beauty, a treat!

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  • Casa Grande

    Casa Grande

    ½

    Interesting and all too real a plot for Brazil, but it lacks nuance and is so amateurishly done, so manicheistic, that it ends up being more annoying than moving.

  • I Think We're Alone Now

    I Think We're Alone Now

    ★★

    When you see Paul Giamatti and Peter Dinklage in the same movie you have to see it, right? Unfortunately the script and the direction of the post-apocalyptic "I Think We're Alone Now" are disappointing and the film goes nowhere.

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  • U Turn

    U Turn

    ★★★★½

    This Oliver Stone film is definitely underappreciated! In a style more associated with the Coen brothers or David Lynch -maybe even Tarantino - it is schematic, but it’s also a plot-twist-filled, fun thriller with a stellar cast.

  • Song to Song

    Song to Song

    ½

    The film is basically just watching vapid people do nothing, like in a very bad, very long fragrance ad.
    Dudette #1 figures out the secret to hanging out with high profile men: not speaking, ever, at all.
    Just being there, like a child or a pet. (and when she eventually speaks, as she is the narrator OMG is she vapid)
    Makes you glad to have a regular life.
    Then there are a few cameos by actual musicians that make them…