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Synopsis: Two Black women in 1920’s NYC re-establish a friendship, one of the women passes herself off as white. (Streaming on Netflix) Passing is a story about identity, specifically racial identity. … Continue Reading Passing

The Souvenir

Synopsis:  Film student in 1980’s Britain has a trainwreck boyfriend. (Streaming on Amazon Prime.) While the 2020 pandemic permanently knocked out some arthouse theaters, arthouses movies live on. Director-screenwriter Joanna Hogg’s … Continue Reading The Souvenir

The Dry

Synopsis: Federal police agent in Australia investigates a murder-suicide in his hometown. How satisfying to see Australian actors in films showcasing their precious island home and pleasantly rugged accents. The … Continue Reading The Dry


Synopsis:  A Korean-American family leaves California to pursue farming in Arkansas in the early 1980’s. Some might say that Minari is about the American Dream and who has a right to … Continue Reading Minari