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Marsh King’s Daughter–A Companion Piece to Where the Crawdads Sing?

In this mystery thriller based on Karen Dionne’s novel of the same name, we see a story taking place  in a swamp with a young girl and her mother trapped by an abusive father.   The Marsh King’s Daughter opens with the ten-year old Helena [Brooklyn Prince of “Florida” (November 7, 2017 review )] in the woods with her father (Ben Mendelsohn of “Bloodline”), having a lesson in survival skills.  Helena is shown how to hunt and  skin wild animals as well as  how to interpret animal tracks.  All of these skills will prove invaluable...

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Echo–Maya Lopez is Back

Guest reviewer:   Lora Chilton, author of 1666 : A Novel The character of Maya Lopez was introduced in the Marvel television series, Hawkeye (2021). Now she is  back in the spin-off series, Echo. Played by the captivating Alaqua Cox, Maya tells her story in a series of flashbacks involving  her childhood and trauma. Maya, of course, has the superpowers of a Marvel hero,  but this time, passed down through her matrilineal Choctaw heritage from Chafa, a Choctaw leader.  Focusing on the Choctaw nation,  Echo is a Marvel series with a  fresh and highly original cultural perspective. ...

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Past Lives (2023)–You Only Remember One

In Celine Song’s directorial debut, the Academy-Award nominated Past Lives, we see an exploration of a long-distance friendship between two childhood playmates  from South Korea.  Nora (Greta Lee) moves with her family to Canada when she is twelve years old.  Her friend Hae-sung (Teo Yoo), still yearning for her years afterwards, remains in South Korea pursuing his professional career as a lawyer.  While both have a shared past as the closest of friends, as adults that is insufficient for a long-sought reunion by Hae-sung. Anything but bittersweet and  frustrating, nonetheless the...

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Flee–A Flight to Hell and Back

 Flee (2021), a  Danish adult animated/documentary film, is a highly original amalgam of  the flat-graphic style of animation and archival footage of the conflict in Afghanistan from the mid-80’s until the present.  Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal” and “The Night Of”) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Headhunters” and Jamie Lannister of “Game of Thrones”) are the executive producers. The true story of Amin Nawabi (an alias), follows his journey from a nine-year old boy through his adulthood. The story is a conversation...

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Line of Duty—A Killer of a Murder Mystery

Line of Duty (2012-2021),  a multiple-award winning  BBC police procedural, is a gripping crime drama like no other, with a shocking death in episode one, series one (2012), the catalyst for all six seasons which build upon it. This is a killer of a murder mystery. Line of Duty is BBC’s most popular series outperforming both “Dr. Who” and “Downton Abbey.” Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) is transferred from the anti-terrorism unit to the internal affairs unit   charged with uncovering police corruption—AC(=Anti-Corruption)-12. ...

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