STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS – Review by Susan Granger

What’s extraordinary about Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which has launched its 10-episode sophomore season, is how boldly this newest sci-fi franchise entry evokes the original Star Trek series that I fell in love with back in 1966. It’s basically the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) in the 23rd century, delving into the origins, backstories and personal challenges facing familiar characters.

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THE VIRTUOSO – Review by Susan Granger

What a shame that – after winning the 2021 Best Actor Academy Award for The Father – Anthony Hopkins’ new neo-noir thriller is such a dud! The titular character (Anson Mount) is a nameless contract killer, a methodical mercenary, who shows no remorse about the way he earns a living…until a woman, an innocent bystander, is burned to death in front of her young child. He knows it’s “collateral damage,” but the horror awakens his conscience.

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