DEATH AND OTHER DETAILS – Review by Susan Granger

Hulu’s 10-episode crime series Death and Other Details, created by Mike Weiss and Heidi Cole McAdams, strives to be different, unearthing the generational secrets of internationally powerful families. Set in the Mediterranean Sea on the luxurious S.S. Verona yacht, the plot focuses on Imogene Scott , the prime suspect in a locked-room murder mystery. A prologue explains that – when Imogene was 10 years-old – her mother died suspiciously. Although world-famous British detective Rufus Cotesworthwas summoned, he’s been unable to crack the case. Now 28, Imogene is on-board with the wealthy Collier family who took her in after her mother’s tragic demise. Patriarchal Lawrence Collier is retiring and Imogen’s best-friend, Anna Collier, is ready to become CEO of Collier Mills, a textile company.

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THE MAGICIAN’S ELEPHANT – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Hope and belief cost nothing, but they give us so much—at the very least, the fuel to make it through one more day when the world has brought us low. The marvelous animated film The Magician’s Elephant understands how we hesitate to embrace them but how vital they are to life. The Magician’s Elephant casts a beautiful and emotional spell, proving some things are impossible only until you believe they’re not.

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