movie of the moment…

MaryAnn’s quick take: Dishearteningly less concerned with giving Natasha Romanoff her own story than with setting up her MCU replacement. Black Widow is superfluous, backward-looking, its bit of feminism belabored. She deserved better. Read the review…

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My Octopus Teacher documentary review: out of the way, human (#Netflix) - This otherwise gorgeous nature documentary is marred by the banal self-therapy of its human protagonist... and he is nowhere near as interesting as the manic pixie dream octopus who changes his life.

movies for the resistance

The Body Fights Back documentary review: food for thought - Honest, compassionate, and very necessary, this is a provocation, a challenge to our individual and cultural preconceived notions about and neurotic relationships to food, weight, and body image.

on vod in us

Sweat movie review: let’s get metaphysical - Nuanced, sensitive peek into the world of a social-media influencer, with a beautiful central performance. Uncynical and pragmatic about the seachange human society has endured in the 21st century.

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