QUEEN OF GLORY – Review by Jennifer Green

Queen of Glory is a story about straddling cultures and finding your identity, something main character Sarah confronts at the same time she grapples with major life changes. Writer, director, co-producer and star Nana Mensah has crafted a very personal tale with some real life-inspired aspects of the New York ex-pat and first-generation Ghanaian community. As her character’s life and look evolve over the course of the film, these lingering close-ups on Mensah serve almost as forced insights or snapshots into her changing emotional state.

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THE CHAIR – Review by Susan Granger

This ‘Back to School’ month is the perfect time for Netflix’s new college-set series The Chair, starring Sandra Oh (Killing Eve, Grey’s Anatomy) as Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, the first female head of the English department at (fictional) Pembroke University. A prestigious “lower-tier Ivy,” Pembroke has always favored its rich, white students and faculty, so the newly elected Chair faces not only gender prejudice but also racial bias. A single mother, she’s raising an adopted daughter, Ju-Ju (Everly Carganilla), with the help of her widowed, Korean-speaking father (Lee Ji-Yong).

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