In which I realize that so many of the stories I’ve loved fall into the science fiction category. I tell you what drew me into these stories —badass women, romantic virtual beings, anti-capitalist commentary.
These are not your blockbuster superhero films with cult followings. They are superheroes of various races, ages and sexual orientations, dealing with mental illness, family drama and falling in love.
This Swedish Netflix Original is perfectly tailored to me, and everyone else who misses Skam.
Based on the bestselling trilogy of novels by Eden Robinson and set in Canada, Trickster is embedded with Indigenous culture. It’s also seriously cinematic.
I’m really excited that there is a whole generation of kids, Latinx and not, who will enjoy this laugh-out-loud, bright and smart, swoon-worthy, upbeat and inspiring Netflix show for exactly what it is.
Betty feels like a daydream. Do we really live in a world where this beautiful authentic gorgeous intimate incredible moment gets made into a movie, and then HBO picks it up for a series? Is the world really that good a place right now?