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Sweet Magnolias

Premised on the novels by author Sherryl Woods, Sweet Magnolias is now a Netflix series inspired by the romantic and dramatic sensibilities ensconced in  the eleven book series that comprise Woods’s various volumes and  focus on the joys and tribulations of […]

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Netflix Review:Sex/Life

If hot and sexy is what you’re looking for but with a plot line more complex than a pizza delivery dude being seduced in the stereotypical tawdry porn film, then maybe you should […]

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My Octopus Teacher

Stunningly filmed by Roger Horrocks (director of photography) and smoothly edited by Pippa Ehrlich and Dan Schwalm with overall direction credited to Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, the Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher tells the […]

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Tina

The career of and the cruelty in Tina Turner’s life is told in Tina, an HBO documentary currently streaming. Not only do we become reacquainted with the strife and struggles faced by this one-of-a-kind talent — whose […]

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All In: The Fight for Democracy

As testified by an authority no less impressive than Andrew Young, former mayor of Atlanta, Georgia and erstwhile United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Martin Luther King Jr. “shed a […]

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Hillbilly Elegy

JD Vance’s memoir Hillbilly Elegy has been turned into a Netflix movie directed by Ron Howard,  the competent — but too eager to satisfy the mainstream moviegoer — auteur of such popular films as Splash and Apollo 13, both starring […]

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The Reagans

“Make America Great Again,” piles of supposed proposals suggesting a formative policy agenda, right-wing Christians in the spotlight pushing hard for a thinner line between church and state, calls for government deregulation, a […]