In theaters last month, I thoroughly enjoyed the Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson romantic comedy, “Marry Me.” I had such low expectations for this film but found myself smiling and laughing out loud at times.
This month’s reviews on streaming services are as follows:
“Dead Asleep” is a documentary about a man accused of murder, who claimed he was sleepwalking and mistakenly killed the victim. If you enjoy true crime, this is a decent pick.
My two favorite new shows were here this month. The exceptional BBC miniseries “The Girl Before” is stellar and is perfectly acted by Gugu Mbatha-Raw and David Oyelowo. Also the new Julian Fellowes (“Downton Abbey” creator) show, “The Gilded Age,” is quite entertaining. It is NOT as good as “Downton,” but it is good.
“Inventing Anna” had me hooked from the first episode. It is based on the true story of a “fake” German heiress who took many well known New York businessmen and socialites for an insane amount of money. Julia Garner (“Ozark”) and Anna Chlumsky (“VEEP”) are pitch perfect in their roles of the con and the journalist.
“The Tender Bar” is based on the memoir written by J.R. Moehringer. George Clooney directs Ben Affleck and a talented cast in this sweet, moving coming of age story.
And finally, my newly acquired streaming service, The Daily Wire, offered its first film, “Shut In.” There is language and some violence, and it is an intense film, but both my husband and I liked it and thought the theme of coming back to faith and fighting for your kids was at least an honorable theme. If you do not like thrillers that make you nervous, skip this.
Next month, yes, NEXT month, I’ll be talking all things Oscar! Until then, pass the popcorn please …