EMILY IN PARIS – Review by Susan Granger

Since the definition of a “guilty pleasure” is a cheesy movie/TV program that one enjoys, despite feeling that it’s not generally held in high regard, this new Netflix series fits that perfectly. It’s a fabulous fantasy of fashion, glamour and romance as seen through the eyes of 20-something Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), a junior ‘social media marketing’ executive at Savoir who, when her boss unexpectedly gets pregnant, is transferred from Chicago to the boutique agency her company recently acquired in Paris.

Read more

TOLKIEN – Review by Martha K Baker

Tolkien covers The Early Years Plus. For those Hobbit fans vertically deep in the fellowship of the ring, it’s good to look at Tolkien himself. The Finnish director Dome Karukoski has paid homage to the brilliant philologist and fantastic John Ronald Ruel Tolkien with this imaginative and intense biography.

Read more

OKJA — Review by Susan Granger

Inventive director Bong Joon Ho (“Snowpiercer,” “The Host”) has concocted a satirical action-comedy, blended with a controversial, socially-conscious allegorical fable. The prologue introduces Lucy Mirando (Tilda Switon), the ethically-challenged CEO of a powerful, multi-national, agrochemical corporation. She announces that her company will breed a new pig-like creature, a gigantic mammal, to solve the world’s hunger problem, distributing 26 genetically modified super-piglets to locations around the world to be raised by local farmers within their own “eco-friendly” culture.

Read more