FAIR PLAY – Review by Susan Granger

In Fair Play, first-time feature filmmaker Chloe Domont introduces a workplace/erotic melodrama that exemplifies a contemporary dilemma facing many ambitious, highly competitive couples. The first scene introduces Emily and Luke, who are into carnal lust, if not love. And when an engagement ring drops out of Luke’s pocket, Emily realizes that he’s serious about marriage. When a coveted PM (portfolio manager) promotion opens up, there are rumors that Luke is next-in-line, but Emily gets the post, along with an impressive office.

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FAIR PLAY – Review by T.J. Callahan

Fair Play is anything but fair. The new Netflix romantic thriller slices and dices its hard core players mentally and physically and then kicks them to the Wall Street curb showing us that despite our society’s attempt at progressiveness, the male-female power dynamic still exists. First time feature film writer and director, Chloe Domont has a sharp and sassy career ahead of her if she continues to bring this slick and steamy style to her very human stories.

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FAIR PLAY (TIFF 2023) – Review by Karen Gordon

Chloe Domont makes a fantastic feature film debut with Fair Play, a taut film that moves from drama to comedy to horror and back to drama as in it’s depiction of gender power dynamics both in relationships, and in the workplace. The film is set in the pressure cooker of a hedge fund company, Anyone who has found themselves on the losing side of a work situation will relate to what’s going on. While the gender issue is central here, the film doesn’t tip into something too simplistic.

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BRIDGERTON Season Two – Review by Susan Granger

When Bridgerton debuted in December, 2020, the Regency-era costume drama quickly became one of Netflix’s most popular shows, reaching 82 million households. Admittedly, its second season lacks the sexy spice of the first, focusing on far less interesting characters. Nevertheless, its Gossip Girl-meets-Downton Abbey concept is addictive for bingeing. Reimagining 19th century England, it once again focuses on aristocratic families seeking favor from Black royalty.

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BRIDGERTON – Review by Susan Granger

While Netflix’s Bridgerton sprawling mini-series may seem like Gossip Girl-meets-Downton Abbey, it’s unique in reimagining 19th century Britain with aristocratic families seeking favor from Black royalty. Produced by Shonda Rhimes, it’s fun, frothy escapism. According to showrunner Chris Van Dusen, regarding that era’s excess, beauty and decadence: “It was over-the-top: the costumes, the jewels, the glittering ballrooms, the country homes.”

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