Category Archives: reviews

Family Trees: Where We’re From; How We’re Growing

Who Do You Think You Are? I’m not sure how long this program ran, because there are earlier versions. But it was a pleasure to watch because the double whammy of a celebrity guest and any historical period was enticing: … Continue reading

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Did You Just Ask, “Sutton Who?”

The Dig (2021) Sometimes, you just have to ask yourself: how come I know about this, even though it happened in 1939? We watched The Dig last night on Netflix. The sense of deja vu was extreme, at least for … Continue reading

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“What Does Happen To Us After We Die?”

Surviving Death (2021) After writing about this subject matter for quite a number of years, it’s a relief that there now is a series on Netflix which goes into the permutations and combinations of explorations into what happens after death. … Continue reading

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Hope Springs Eternal: Rita Hayworth and…

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) We watched this classic movie (and it’s funny to even say that when it’s only 27 years old) last night. It comes from a short story by Stephen King called “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption: … Continue reading

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Another New American TV Show “Borrowed” from the UK

Call Me Kat (2021) The opening sequence has Kat (played by Mayim Bialik) talking directly to the camera (audience). Hmm. That looks familiar, I thought. Here’s a taster: Then I spied in the opening titles that this show is based … Continue reading

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When Death Comes Calling with a Nightmare

The Pale Horse (2020) It’s a potent image from the Book of Revelation: Death on a Pale Horse. It is the stuff of nightmares, one of which we’re living in at the moment. But I digress… The Pale Horse is … Continue reading

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Walk-Ins from a Future Century Travel Back to Our Time

Travelers (2016-2018) My son suggested that I watch this series on Netflix after we had a discussion about walk-ins. Last night I watched the first 3 episodes, and I think I might continue to do so. Hundreds of years from … Continue reading

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Did Daphne du Maurier Write “Rebecca” to Document Herself?

Rebecca (2020) I am not a fan of “Gothic” romances, or films. But this latest film version of the 1938 classic, written by Dame du Maurier, is (seemingly) quite faithful to the story line. After a whirlwind romance in Monte … Continue reading

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Be Honest Now: Could You Keep This Secret?

Inheritance (2020) Psychological thrillers all have one thing in common: they mess with your mind. So, you can imagine how I felt about this film, presently showing on Netflix. The subtext is telegraphed early on: it’s a chess game. Lauren … Continue reading

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We Are Being Warned: But Are We Listening?

neXt (2020) This television series premiered on FOX (in the States) and Global (in Canada) last night. Notice the X in the title. What have I told you before about “X”? *Warning, warning!* Here’s a synopsis of the show, from … Continue reading

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