DA 5 BLOODS – Review by Susan Granger

Exploring racial inequity through the lens of the Vietnam War, Da 5 Bloods is the story of four African-American veterans who gather at a bar called Apocalypse Now in Ho Chi Minh City. They’re embarking on a dual mission: to recover the body of their revered squad leader, and find a cache of gold bars they’d buried after he was killed.

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THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA – Review by Susan Granger

If you’re into binge-watching, this ‘alternative reality’ mini-series is not only compelling but also timely, detailing the dangers of electing a politically naïve, ‘celebrity’ President, who subsequently forges dubious international alliances and enables prejudiced supporters to commit hate crimes.

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BAD EDUCATION – Review by Susan Granger

Based on a real embezzlement scheme that stunned suburban Roslyn, Long Island in 2004, it’s as timely as last year’s college admissions scandal. Perceptively acing a diabolically complicated character, Hugh Jackman oozes charismatic charm as the slick yet sinister administrator, a perfect counterpart to Allison Janney’s brash budget director.

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