DVD/Streaming Reviews

Ted Lasso A comedy series about sports as an arena for goodness, kindness, and hope. Hope
Hemingway A fascinating documentary on the life of the writer, revealing character qualities we connect to spiritual practices. X-The Mystery
Roadkill A political thriller that raises questions about our tolerance for corruption. Shadow
Small Axe: A Collection of Five Films A powerful anthology of stories about the challenges faced by and the triumphs scored by the West Indian community in London in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Justice
The Queen's Gambit A gripping miniseries revolving around a young woman's success in the previously all-male world of chess tournaments due to her determination, persistent study, and a little help from her friends. Play
The Story of China with Michael Wood A splendiferous BBC series that traces the ups and downs of Chinese history over 4000 years. Meaning
Africa's Great Civilizations A six-part series tracing the very long history of humans in Africa. Connections
Victoria Season 1 of the historical series about the young Queen Victoria as she learns the tricks and the traps of her reign. Transformation
The Night Manager A fascinating and well-acted glimpse of espionage in the post-Cold War era. Shadow
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Powerful drama which charts the greed, racial hatred, violence, deception, and injustice heaped upon Native Americans. Shadow
War & Peace A sumptuous and exhilarating new adaptation of Tolstoy's monumental Russian novel set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Love
Humans A well-written British eight-part series about a suburban family and their interactions with an empathic household robot. Reverence
NOVA: Memory Hackers A fascinating exploration of memory as one of the biggest mysteries of science. X-The Mystery
Downton Abbey: Season 6 The final season of the popular series with more changes than ever in store for the characters. Love
Mercy Street A drama that exults the quality of mercy in an improvised Virginia hospital during the Civil War. Love
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride One of the famous detective's most puzzling cases from Victorian times. Attention
American Experience: The Pilgrims Engrossing documentary about the challenges faced by this Christian sect as they struggled to survive in the New World. Meaning
The Storm Makers An expose on the modern slave trade that is destroying the lives of poor and illiterate girls from Cambodia. Shadow
Indian Summers A glimpse of the last gasp of the British Raj in India with its nationalistic pride and its toxic racism. Justice
The Paradise TV series about a spirited and creative young woman whose enthusiasm for work is a wonder to behold. Enthusiasm
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