Sarah Timberman, Susannah Grant, and Lisa Cholodenko on UNBELIEVABLE – Nell Minow interviews

Unbelievable Netflix’s truth based series about a vulnerable young woman who was wrongfully charged with filing a false rape complaint, is brought to life by an exceptional ensemble. The three women who helm the show speak about casting and the players.

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BOOK SMART- Review by Ulkar Alakbarova

We all went to school with a single reason in our minds – to get an education that will help build our life, find a good job, and be successful. Of course, colleges and the universities are just the beginning and there is no time to have fun at all, take it easy, or look around to see what our peers would do. Imagine, at some point, you wake up to find yourself at the podium to receive your diploma after having worked tirelessly, never missed a single book from the local library and look at those who never did what you have done, yet still graduating.

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BOOKSMART – Review by Martha K. Baker

Do not bother comparing Booksmart with other shows about high school — like Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, like Superbad, or even Happy Days. Booksmart stands firmly on its own as an homage to any young woman who eschewed parties for exam-cramming, who pooh-poohed goofing off for running the student council, who’s denigrated party animals.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK, March 30: OUTSIDE IN

motw logo 1-35Lynn Shelton’s delicately rendered drama, centers on Chris (Jay Duplass,), released from 20 years in prison for a crime that wasn’t his fault. On parole due to the tireless advocacy of his former teacher, Carol (Edie Falco). he returns to a small Pacific Northwest town that doesn’t really have a place for him. Carol and her teenage daughter are his only support. Their complex relationships illuminate the power of human connection. Continue reading…

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