This is Us 1.18. Hollywood Darlings 1.07. The Good Fight 1.10. SVU 18.21. Nashville 5.12. When We Rise 1.01. When We Rise 1.02. The Handmaid’s Tale 1.01. The Handmaid’s Tale 1.03. The Handmaid’s Tale 1.04. The Handmaid’s Tale 1.05. The Handmaid’s Tale 1.06. The Handmaid’s Tale 1.07. The Handmaid’s Tale 1.08. The Leftovers 3.05. The Leftovers 3.06. The Leftovers 3.07. The Leftovers 3.08. Younger 4.01. Younger 4.02. Pretty Little Liars 7.15. Pretty Little Liars 7.17. Pretty Little Liars 7.19

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Whatever else is missing will be posted next week, and then full reviews summing up each show before the new seasons start.

This is Us 1.18

Sara Paxton guest stars in this so-so episode.

4.5/10

Hollywood Darlings 1.07

I really hope this gets a second season.

Put your fucking hand down.
How rude.

3.5/10

The Good Fight 1.10

Your dad fled, you’re under arrest.

8.5/10

SVU 18.21

For SVU, it was such a shitty episode.

The next dead woman on the floor, that could be you.

2/10

Nashville 5.12

God bless Nashville for mentioning Daria.

When kids at school treat me like crap for being different, your music gets me through.
Oh my god, Daria! I love that show!
I know about depression.
You can’t push that kind of pain away, you gotta own it, deal with it every day. That’s what people do. They fail each other. So try again. Fail better.

9/10

Handmaid’s Tale 1.01

There’s an eye in your house, be careful.

I guess I need to rewatch 1.02 as the notes I took have gone missing

6.5/10

Handmaid’s Take 1.03

Alexis’s scream at the end and her facial expressions gained her an Emmy nomination and I couldn’t be happier for her!

Why only women?
I will resign my body to the use of others.
She was very pleasant looking.
In what way?
Did she ever touch you?
Did you know she was the gender trader?
You didn’t report it to your mistress?
But you knew what she was?
I knew she was gay.
That satan was an offense to God. She was a disguisting beast.
Because she was my friend.
Don’t! She’s pregnant!
No ice cream for you this month, young lady.
You won’t want what you can’t have.

10/10

The Handmaid’s Tale 1.04

God found a way to make you useful.

5.5/10

The Handmaid’s Tale 1.05

Rory Gilmore ran over some dude in this episode, woah.

Maybe we should skip tonight’s ceremony.
You can’t be sick every month.
Children. What else is there to live for?
Death.

3.5/10

The Handmaid’s Tale 1.06

Second to best episode after that wonderful 1.03 and who would have tjought the husband is alive?!

The children . All brought to you by pur handmaids.
They want to trade us dummy.
They don’t rape you, do they?
And stick his cock up your ass.
They rape me. Once a month.
I didn’t choose this.
They took my daughter.
Don’t be sorry. Please do something.
My country is dying.
My country is already dead.

5/10

The Handmaid’s Tale 1.07

They took my wife and daughter.
Gather them up for fertility reasons.
So she’s alive.

2/10

The Handmaid’s Tale 1.08

All should be collected and impregnated.
Maybe wife should be there for the act.
I will not be that girl in the box.

1.5/10

The Leftovers 3.05

And he shits 4 times a day.
I’m not one of those lunatics.

5.5/10

The Leftovers 3.06

Lorrie finally told Kevin about the baby she lost during the Departure.

I was pregnant, 16 weeks.

7/10

The Leftovers 3.07

Always a pleasure to hear the Beach Boys songs be used on TV shows and it happens more and more often recently! How disturbing was Kevin scanning his dick to get access to that freaking building?

Anyone can have your face, but not your penis.

5/10

The Leftovers 3.08

The series finale was not exactly what I expected, but at least we got some answers. Remember when back in season one Tom and Damien said we’d never learn what happened to the Departured, because the show is about the one who remained on Earth and their grief? Well I guess HBO pressured them for answers and I’m really glad they did. Why would Jill have her first kid in her late 40s though? How old is Kevin supposed to be in the end, late 60s? Goodbye, The Leftovers!

So you’re saying it’s your first time in Australia?
Jill married a great guy and has a daughter almost 1 year old.
How’s your dad?
Good, he’s 91.
I talk to Lorrie sometimes.
I didn’t change my mind. I went through. I walked through M
appletown. At first I didn’t recognise them. A boy, a teenager and a girl, 11 years old. I was aghost who had no place there. And that, Kevin is when I changed my mind. So much time had past. It was too late.

10/10

When We Rise 1.01

It’s shocking how I haven’t caught up on this show yet.

The lesbian thing.
The fact that someone is homosexual automatically rules out the possibility that he’ll remain happy for long.
I’m gay, dad. I’m gay.
It’s an illnes. It can be treated.
San Francisco is where we were told we could find our harbour.
Get your dyke face out of my station.
But I’m not a dyke.
God saves us gays.
I’m not one of them.
Be fabulous.
I’m not that sexual.
I need you to bring all the boys like you.
I worried I was a homosexual when I was 16, for a year.
Have you ever been arrested?
No, but I’m looking forward to it.
You love women, Roma.
Being black isn’t the only thing that is different about me.

10/10

When we Rise 1.02

Something natural. 8 colors.

I want you to be happy. And I don’t think this lifestyle will let you be that.
We’re lesbians. We show up. That’s what we do.
We are the lesbians and gays of San Francisco.
We are going to live.

4.5/10

Younger 4.01

Josh, I know everything.
You broke my heart.

2/10

Younger 4.02

You deserve better. You deserve someone who will treasure you.
20 something drama. Can’t stop them from acting their age.

3/10

Pretty Little Liars 7.15

I have to do this. Of course you do, that’s what makes you Emily.
Playing with people’s lives is an addiction.

5.5/10

Pretty Little Liars 7.17

I guess some dreams are meant to be just that, dreams.
I want to marry your daughter.
I thought you were ready to leave this town.
I am, just not the people in it.

4/10

Pretty Little Liars 7.19

Somebody’s always stealing the game from me.
This is Rosewood, Mona. Not Area 51.
Jump or I’ll push you.
Mona killed Charlotte.
She went into a safe place. Before anything bad happened.
Did you murder Jessica DiLaurentis? Yes.
She did this for you.
That’s what dying feels like.

10/10

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Gone Baby Gone. You Again. The Boys Are Back. Pirates of the Carribean 5: Dead Man Tell No Tales. The Wicker Man. Serendipity. The Last of Robin Hood. Foxcatcher. Monsters: Dark Continent

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Gone Baby Gone

It may have something to do with me seeing all 400 episodes of SVU multiple times, but I expected this to be so much better. I never read the book, but It’s scary how much the girl they cast to play Amanda looked like little Madeleine McCann, especially since the film was released only a couple of months after her disappearance.

7.5/10

You Again

This film gets better each time I see it and that is 4 times already. Mostly the Jamie Lee vs Sigourney feud. I’m changing my rating from 2 stars to 3 stars, because it really is that good.

7/10

The Boys are Back

Once a month I come across these beautifully shot low budget Australian dramas that make my life so much fuller. They prove there’s so much beauty around to explore. What I love about them is how well Australian filmmakers play with light and warm colors. I also adore the slow pace of Aussie cinema. All those aspects show exactly what life here is like, a bit slower, definitely more peaceful and so much more beautiful.

7.5/10

Pirates of the Carribean 5: Dead Man Tell No Tales

Definitely better than the 4th one, yet still so far from the first three. For no good reason my favorite franchise ends with my favorite character learning he has a daughter and not long after… dying. Was that really necessary?

6/10

The Wicker Man

At first I didn’t care for it, but that ending certainly caught my attention. I need to see the original right away!

5/10

Serendipity

Definition of romantic comedies. Being a hopeless romantic and blindly believing in fate and luck.

5/10

The Last of Robin Hood

Oh please, I am so over the Lolita thing. Rape followed by statutory rape once again. Entitled men with little girl fetishes are fucking pigs and they should never be glorified.

4/10

Foxcatcher

I’m never into sports films, nor am I into male centred films with no tragic or strong female characters, but I’m glad I stuck till the end. It’s based on a true story and that tale has a quite shocking twist.

5/10

Monsters: Dark Continent

Remember the 2010 one? Beautiful post apocaliptic scenery (based in Mexico near the US border), only two characters, all made sense. Seeing it at the movies made it almost exceptional. I wasn’t sure what I was going into, but I came out satisfied. What was the point of moving Monsters to the Middle East? I mostly fast forwarded to the monster parts and other action scenes, because there is no other way to watch it. Absolutely pointless, don’t watch this one. If you’re into post apocaliptic horror without zombies (I know right? Awesome) watch Monsters from 2010.

1/10

To see how I rated 10 other films I watched this month, go to my letterboxd: http://letterboxd.com/joanneholly

SVU 18.18. SVU 18.19. SVU 18.20. The Simpsons 28.20. The Simpsons 28.21. The Simpsons 28.22. The Good Fight 1.07. The Good Fight 1.08. The Good Fight 1.09. The Leftovers 3.03. The Leftovers 3.04

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Transparent won’t be back till 2018 and Shameless will be back in November, not October, that means I may have a bit more free time in late September/October, so I’m postponing the remaining shows I need to catch up on till then.

Shows I still need to catch up on:

  • The Catch
  • When Calls the Heart
  • Feud
  • Transparent
  • When We Rise
  • Shut Eye

SVU 18.18

You can’t rationalise rape.
Were you just trying to reassure her too?
A, what you did wasn’t sex, that’s called rape and B, yes, I really think the jury will believe it.
They’re shaming you into giving up.

8/10

SVU 18.19

One of the best episodes this season and I just adored how accepting Olivia is of the young lesbians. The first quote I’m adding to this review is extremely important. There is nothing more annoying than people thinking sexuality is always fluctuating and even the gayest lesbians or gays can swing both ways if someone asks them nicely enough or charms them into doing so.

She would never let a man have sex with her, she’s a lesbian.
He made me, my virtue is gone.
Because you’re a lesbian.
They’re saying rape is okay if it’s for religious reasons.
Things get better with time.

10/10

SVU 18.20

They did a number on this girl.
It’s a hate crime.
They were doing terrible things to my nieces.
You let those girls get raped.

4/10

The Simpsons 28.20

Teachers beat us, when you leave.
We may have to get rid of the boy.
And in no time, you’ll be worrying about something else.
I do feel better!

6.5/10

The Simpsons 28.21

If you new me you’d know I wuld never ever shop in the produce section.
Maybe now I will finish my novel.
I can’t work for a man I’m not in love with.

4/10

The Simpsons 28.22

Thank you for 28 great years Taylor Swift.
They don’t even know what state we’re in.
Load the purge armor, the day after The Purge, when it’s cheaper.

4/10

The Good Fight 1.07

The Purge is a 2013 horror film.
I make 27$ per supina.
You got me this job.
You deserved it.

8/10

The Good Fight 1.08

For a sex crime case, it’s shocking how shitty the episode was.

My client when he was 17 was raped by the pastor.
Pastors rape little boys.

1/10

The Good Fight 1.09

Maya has a boyfriend.
And your boyfriend was there too?
We had the party on Saturday.
And I didn’t turn 18 till the following Tuesday.
Luca, I knew.

4.5/10

The Leftovers 3.03

Would you kill a baby if it woyld cure cancer.
No.
That’s exactly what I said.
I never even considered looking for them.
Bones of 5 children.
You just got the wrong Kevin.

7/10

The Leftovers 3.04

4.5/10

That Netflix Renewal Problem

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If you like a Netflix show or you feel you’d like it, you it’s crucial you watch the first two episodes the weekend the show comes out. Netflix checks statistics the following Monday. If you leave it for later, Netflix will take it as the show not being needed enough for people to drop everything and tune in. This is what happened to a few of Netflix shows, including the recent Girlboss.

Check out the new Naomi Watts Netflix series Gypsy. It’s another tv series Netflix has failed to advertise properly and it deserves your attention. I watched it all today and so good and addictive at the same time.

The Middle 8.23. The Goldbergs 4.24. Riverdale 1.13. Scandal 6.14. Scandal 6.15. Scandal 6.16. This is Us 1.16. This is Us 1.17. The Simpsons 28.19. Hollywood Darlings 1.05. Hollywood Darlings 1.06. The Good Fight 1.06

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I cannot believe Linda from HR with Lauren Graham and The Get with Amy Brenneman both have not been picked up. Fox and CBS went with shitty shows with actors no one knows. Those two would have sold perfectly. This means this fall I will only start Navy Seals with David Boreanaz and The Good Doctor with Emily VanCamp. That clearly does not feel like enough, considering how many shows we’ve lost.

The Middle 8.23

Neil really does look like Henry Fonda. I’m disappoinedin myself for not figuring it out earlier.

You’re like a young Henry Fonda.
They’re lawyering up.
If you know the owner of this car, please call the police.
That is so freaking Henry Fonda.
Clearly your parents raised your rain.

5/10

The Goldbergs 4.24

Flashback to Barry and Lanie made me tear up.

Extra point from me for Barry eating Hubba Bubba.
Holy crap, she’s the one who keyed Drew’s car.
I promise swwtie, your boobies will grow just like the rest of you.
Stop crying. I can’t have the kids say stupid things.
You’ve raised an amazing young woman, Beverly Goldberg.
God, so much has changed since then.

10/10

Riverdale 1.13

Life is not an Agatha Christie novel. It’s a lot messier.
Something wicked this way comes.
The next day I went away and 5 months later your brother was born.
How old would he be?
Mid 20s?
People will look at this as the exact moment that last bit of Riverdale’s innocence finally died. And darkness won. Marked by an act of violence. It was anything but random. Imagine this instant, frozen in time.

10/10

Scandal 6.14

Is this a human head?
When did you stop gladiating?
Just because Olivia trade in her white hat, doesn’t mean we have to stop gladiating.
Quinn, this is your office now.

7/10

Scandal 6.15

She’s gonna assasinate Mellie.
B613, You need to reinstate it.

8/10

Scandal 6.16

Raise your hand if you’ve killed a vice president before.
The bullet and the pills.
Call me when she’s dead.
I’m reconstructing B613 and will run it myself.

9/10

This is Us 1.16

One of the best episodes this season, and they are all hard to beat.

You two sure are adorable.
We know.
Kate has his ashes.
Take me to meet your father.
Thank you for doing what I couldn’t. For raising him to be the man he is today.
I’d like to have heard that laugh. I’d like to have met my son’s father.
Here’s your brick, sorry and God bless you.
He looks like you.
Really.
I was ashamed of what I ahd become.
Everybody gets a cousin!
Sorry I was raised by white people.
I have a whole other family here.
But we haven’t made the trip. We haven’t even seen the ducks.
You knew you wanted to come back.
Poems for my son.
Roll all your windows down, Randall. Crank up the music, grow out that ‘fro.
You’re okay, dad, you’re good. Just breathe, come on.

10/10

This is Us 1.17

You got white doves?
They don’t have black ones.
I don’t know Sherman, CAN you help me.
This neighboorhood will miss him.
How’s William doing? I haven’t seen him lately.
On his morning walks.
People don’t just stop to talk anymore, you know.
We became friends, he always asked about my daughter.
We’ll remember things as before William and after William.

9.5/10

The Simpsons 28.19

Lisa’s first drink ends with her telling Marge to keep her pants on.

Does full Monty have some sort of naughty double meaning.
Congratulations, professor Homer.
Keep your pants on, lady.
You’re just gonna register and stay away from playgrounds.

5.5/10

Hollywood Darlings 1.05

Holy fuck, this is the best fucking puppet show I’ve seen in my entire life.
I smell some sort of shit.

7.5/10

Hollywood Darlings 1.06

5/10

The Good Fight 1.06

They’re too busy discussing my rape.
They’re the parents of Ferris Bueller.

3.5/10

Wrote while rewatching Ned Kelly on TV.

Greys 13.23. SVU 18.17. The Middle 8.22. Scandal 6.13. Nashville 5.14

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Greys 12.23

Brooke!? Jo’s name is Brooke?! Is Shonda running out of name ideas, does she not remember there was an intern called Heather Brooks?! Same as with Mer’s sister Maggie and Owen’s sister Megan. It’s the same name for crying out loud! I cried when Alex said his name was Alex Stevens, as in Izzie Stevens! And when Amelia spoke with Teddy! I was upset they didn’t show her, but Kim Raver is coming back! For an episode or 2, most likely the first 2 of the 14th season.

Mayor Hunt.
They said that she’s alive.
They found her in the basment.
Ask for Dr. Teddy Altman.
She said that she tried to call you.
Owen, Teddy knows her. Teddy saw her.
I went on with my life. For alost 10 years. I stoped looking, I gave up. I gave up on her.
He made me drive to the woods. He wanted to rape me.
Stephanie’s with him.
Because a rapist’s in the hospital.
I left her in the room with him.

SVU 18.17

We all felt sick when they attacked Liv and Amanda’s children.

I’m number 622 on the list. I didn’t get the perfect score.
Both are fatherless babies of unknown origin.
Arrest that son of a bitch who ran that thing.
He make us do the sex.
We come to America for work, not the sex.
What kind of jobs did they think they would get in America?
Nannies.

10/10

The Middle 8.22

Sue summed up this year, with exactly what we were thinking. The last two years were uneventful, and I miss the high school years every day. Remember when sue had no chill and couldn’t make anything of herself and she was always cheerful? Yes, those where the days.

This year I look back and it just feels like the year was kind of ‘Meh’.
Frankie, why are we getting HBO?
I wonder if we’re getting Hallmark movies!
Cindy just came back from her doctor, he believes she stopped growing!
The universe is confusing us with the Donaghues!
Whenever had 3 ggoo things happened to us on one day?
Or one?
My name is Sue Heck, class of 2015.
Sorry humiliation, you’ve been postponed to a later date.

7/10

Scandal 6.13

I really wished Scandal would go all Seven on us and deliver someone’s head, but they opted out last minute. The box plot was intriguing nonetheless.

Drones. 9 drones.
There’s been an explosion in Dallas.
35 Americans dead.
Sir, the drones are moving.
The Philadephia drone detonated.
I don’t get it, is the box empty?
A brick Why woud Payes send my father a brick?
It’s the weight. Every box weighed 11 Ibs.
And your sex Scandal.
No one has ever broken you.
A severed head weighes from 9lbs to 11 lbs.
That head would be Olivia’s.
I could speak 8 languages.
Olivia is what you’re best at. She’s your republic. She’s your legacy.

10/10

Nashville 5.14

Let’s be honest Nashville post Rayna is no good.I’m happy when they sing, but the storylines are predictable and lack essence. This week, there I was thinking Maddie has actually made it and they went with the obvious storyline of everyone wanting to know how will she fit into her mother’s shoes.

I don’t want  to be stuck behind Miranda and Carrie and Kelsey I need a hit!
She’s back!
Bucky, thank you for everything.
They’re playing my song on the radio!!
That’s the best we can do?!
And we’ve never even had sex.

3/10

Greys 13.22. The Goldbergs 4.23. Nashville 5.13. Riverdale 1.12. Pretty Little Liars 7.14. Pretty Little Liars 7.18. Girlboss 1.01. Hollywood Darlings 1.04. Modern Family 8.20. Modern Family 8.21. F is For Family 2.08. F is For Family 2.09. F is For Family 2.10

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Greys 13.22

Meredith giving away the tumor Derek drew for her so she can fuck her boyfriend in peace is appaling, and I like those two together. Parents don’t want their kid to have surgery because of their strong faith in God. Stephanie gets suspended for throwing a tablet at the dad.

As someone who’s been around a lot of death and been left behind by it, I can tell you, trust me, you don’t want that.
You can go to jail again.
I can go to jail for this.
Don’t let it hold you back. No more sitting here and waiting. Grab your new life by the hand and go out there and live it. Change is good.

8.5/10

The Goldbergs 4.23

Is it Jane Fonda?
It’s from Gremlins.

6/10

Nashville 5.13

How did Deacon not think Maddie self harmed?! All the freaking songs this episode! Absolutely spectacular! Maddie’s reendition of the Daria theme! Avery’s song ! And the Exes too! The homeless girl crying at the photo of Rayna with her Deacon and the girls!

I feel so alone,  keep heading home!
Or the foster drunks who never understood no means no.
Cause you’re coming home with me.
I love you even when I don’t.
Where’s your real dad?
In jail.
What about your mom?
She died.
Do you mind me asking how old are you?
15.
You can stay.
I’ll be fine.
Just know I’ll be there.
I’m on my way.

6.5/10

Riverdale 1.12

This is the episode where Madchen reinvented herself! She was absolutely fabulous in it! I am ready for Twin Peaks return. Shelly was my favorite in the original one. The scene where theCoopers walzed in was my second favorite this season.

I’m a Blossom?!
Which makes her and Jason relatives by blood.
Don’t bother calling the cops, we’re not staying.
Sorry to disturb the witching hourat Thornehill.
She chose to live here remember, with the mentally stable family.
Oh I know all about your family, Penelope and the incest.
Nothing could be more purely Blossom than those babies.
Enough of this Dr Moreau experimentation in breeding and eugenics! It’s over!
There it is. Maybe syrup. Drown in it, why don’t you!
Nancy Drew strikes again.
You did a bad thing daddy, and now everyone knows.
And then the unthinkable happened.

10/10

Pretty Little Liars 7.14

Lucas is definitely A.D. He has always been a stalker, and I have been suspicious of him since season two or something. The song Devil Devil by Milck is so freaking good.

Luke, Lucas maybe.
You know him?
You’re sitting on his couch.
I remember the procedure.
I want to cancel my appointment.
No one can know how ciolated and used you must feel.
It’s supposed to kand on Aria!

10/10

Pretty Little Liars 7.18

It pissed me off when Hanna said ‘Childhood’ teddy bear, that’s why I hate season 7 so much, they all think they’re so grown up and shit. How many times do I have to say this! Alison is not gay and never will be!

I think she’s on the A.D. team.
I just received proof that yu were not in town at the time of the murder.
I’ll tell you what we should do.
Why didn’t we do that earlier?
I hope you enjoyed the game, Aria. I know I have.
It’s Mona, signal is coming from inside the apartment.

4/10

Girlboss 1.01

Crying because of work, relatable. The thing she did where she lied to the person on the phone saying there was an ambulance passing by, so she could cry was incredible. So was the scene where she tried to push her car up the road on a gorgeous San Francisco street? Incredible! I just realizedthis year we got 3 shows based in San Francisco, Girlboss, When We Rise and Fuller House of course.

How old are you?
23.
Did I eat her sandwich? Yeah.
Can you hold on a second, there’s an ambulance next to me.
Bring on adulthood, motherfucker.

6.5/10

Hollywood Darlings 1.04

Who the fuck complained?!
I’ve been around the block enough to know when someone’s about to fuck me up.
We’ll give you 40% discount.

3.5/10

Modern Family 8.20

Why the hell did they think it’s appropriate for Lily to have a bra at 9 years old?

I like his energy. He doesn’t have any.
Hey where do I park?
Between two lines.
My make-up was not insured.

5.5/10

Modern Family 8.21

5/10

F is for Family 2.08

I was moved by the co-pilot story about putting off your future because of an obstacle. Since that’s what I’ve been doing for the last 4 yeavrs.

Ass-eater.

2/10

F is For Family 2.09

Mom, dad, ar you fighting?
Yes!

1/10

F is For Family  2.10

Man I hope it’s lesbian stuff.
She was hotter than a car seat in August.
Fuck you.
What are you doing here?
Fucking up my life.
Frank what the fuck?

3/10

 

A Perfect Getaway. About A Girl. Any Day Now. Mystic Pizza. Normal. Edge of Seventeen. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. Annie. Horrid Henry: The Movie

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A Perfect Getaway

Absolutely perfect, breathtaking views and it takes an interesting turn.

7/10

About A Girl

The person who wrote this clearly watched Easy A and Mean Girls, yet About A Girl adds what those two are missing, depth. Also, didn’t the failed suicide remind you of the one Jenna accidentally encountered on Awkward?

8/10

Any Day Now

How was this not a hit? What a beautiful film and an exceptionally tragic story. Thank you Netflix, this is the best film I’ve seen this year.

9/10

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Mystic Pizza

One of the charming, small town, coming of age films for women. Just what I needed!

8/10

Normal

Before Transparent and Transamerica, there was Normal. It may not cover as many trans issues and it’s more of a ‘how to love a trans person and accept their change’ but it has a lovely and warm take on it. I recommend it, even if it’s just for Jessica Lange and the scene where she walks out of the church after her trans husband is asked to leave.

6.5/10

Edge of Seventeen

Let me get this straight, so ‘Edge of Seventeen’ the genius song by Stevie Nicks hasn’t played once?! Not even the Lindsay Lohan version? This is how uneventful this film is.

6/10

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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

Everyone who managed to watch this uninspired movie till the end will certainly forever be haunted by the suicide attempt scene, considering it was filmed just a few months before Robin took his own life.

2/10

Annie

That helicopter ride over New York made it all worth it. Signing and acting much worse than the 1982 version I’ve seen. They clearly couldn’t choose between a phone empire or mayoral candidacy so hey let’s make it ridiculous and do both. Even though I went into the film sceptical, the musical really did need its modern version, even if both the script and cast had failed.

3.5/10

Horrid Henry: The Movie

Henry from the books and animated series would never approve. I’ve never read the book, but thanks to Netflix I’ve seen the TV show and it’s one of the best things that came out of Great Britain. It’s extremely realistic for a children’s tv series and it shows you UK life as it is. I have only watched one season last year, and I have been too busy with work, but I’ll definitely catch up on in the summer. When it comes to this film, I thought they made two very good casting decisions, Henry’s mom and Henry’s little brother, they looked and behaved almost exactly as their animated versions. I have just checked Netflix and apparently last Spring I have finished at episode 1.22. I am excited for the 3 seasons ahead, especially since each one has 52 episodes. Can we also acknowledge the fact that no American person would use the word ‘horrid’ to describe someone or even use in a sentence and here it’s flying around 6 times an episode. I have actually witnessed that, living in the UK as long as I have. Anyway, amazing series, horrid film. There, I used the word.

1.5/10