From the Red Carpet: Promising Young Woman – Gender revenge thriller intrigues but fails to live up to its big reputation

Cassie (Carey Mulligan), traumatized by a tragic event in her past, is drifting aimlessly through life working a dead-end job by day and toying with predatory men by night. However, a chance meeting with an old college friend reignites a fiery anger within and sets her out on a path for vengeance against those who … Continue reading From the Red Carpet: Promising Young Woman – Gender revenge thriller intrigues but fails to live up to its big reputation

New to Netflix: White Tiger – Oscar-nominated social drama meets all the awards hype as a hardened Slumdog Millionaire

The ambitious Balram (Adarsh Gourav) sees a local landlord’s family as his ticket out of poverty from his small village in rural India. But he will need to use his wit and cunning to avoid being trapped by a life of servitude and become a wealthy entrepreneur in charge of his own destiny. There’s a … Continue reading New to Netflix: White Tiger – Oscar-nominated social drama meets all the awards hype as a hardened Slumdog Millionaire

Now on Amazon Prime: I Care a Lot – Black comedy about aged-care scams delivers a rollercoaster of feeling and fun

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Crooked legal guardian Marla (Rosamund Pike) makes a modest living out of scamming the wards under her legal protection. However, when a massive cash opportunity in the form of the aging Jennifer (Dianne Wiest) turns out to be more than she first appears, Marla will have to contend with dangerous people connected to Jennifer just … Continue reading Now on Amazon Prime: I Care a Lot – Black comedy about aged-care scams delivers a rollercoaster of feeling and fun

New to Netflix: Pieces of a Woman – Emotionally wearing drama boasts powerful performances but drifts through an indifferent narrative

When a mother's (Vanessa Kirby) home birth ends in horrendous tragedy, her relationships with her husband (Shia LaBeouf) and loved ones begin to slowly drift and deteriorate over a year-long odyssey of mourning and misery. Can she survive the unfathomable grief and find meaning in her life again? Pieces of a Woman is nothing if … Continue reading New to Netflix: Pieces of a Woman – Emotionally wearing drama boasts powerful performances but drifts through an indifferent narrative

New to Netflix: Malcolm & Marie – Stylish drama pits lovers against one another in a brutal and beautiful battle of wills

Director Malcolm (John David Washington) and his girlfriend Marie (Zendaya) arrive home from the premiere of his debut film. He pours himself a drink. She makes Mac n Cheese. And they watch one another. As the night drags on, the pair start to argue. Bitter pasts are revisited, old wounds reopened, and by morning nothing … Continue reading New to Netflix: Malcolm & Marie – Stylish drama pits lovers against one another in a brutal and beautiful battle of wills