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Month: December 2022

Where the Crawdads Sing—In Harmony with the Book

Any book-to-screen adaptation of a beloved best-seller has heightened risk of disappointing its audience. In the case of the blockbuster 2018 Delia Owens’ novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, Reese Witherspoon’s adaptation to film is not only a faithful adaptation but an original restructuring of the narrative without sacrificing the character arcs or the plots. Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones (from “Normal People”) as Kya, the abandoned little girl who survives in the North Carolina swamp as the “Marsh Girl”. She is taunted by the surrounding community.  Part coming-of-age story and...

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White Lotus–Season 2

In the opening scene of The White Lotus, season 2,   Daphne  (Meghann Fahy), a Hollywood  blonde with the highlights of the extremely pampered, is a guest at the White Lotus luxury resort in Taormina, Sicily.  Gushing to the two women sitting next to her in cabana chairs under blue-and-white sunbrellas, Daphne lets them know that:  “You’re gonna die…They’re going to have to drag you out of here”, because the resort is paradise.  Sauntering into the Ionian Sea after spraying sunscreen on her exquisitely toned legs, Daphne breast-strokes into the waters reserved exclusively for the...

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The Good Fight (Season 6 Finale)—No Sucker Punches

In this thrilling sixth and final season of one of the most politically-charged television series ever broadcasted, The Good Fight tolerates no fools.  In up-to-the-minute scintillating writing by Michelle and Robert King (creators of “The Good Wife”), we see the simmering civil and race wars that could be just around the corner in a post-Trump, post-coup era.  Echoing President Biden’s warning in September that MAGA Republicans are a grave threat to the nation’s future, the writers consider how current political views represent more than a given government ideology...

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