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Good Girls Revolt

The Amazon series Good Girls Revolt, centered on a landmark 1970 gender discrimination case at Newsweek, is the kind of period drama that’s more interested in commenting on the present than re-creating the past. The storyline about professional journalists plays fast and loose with the facts.

Childless

Grief unleashes self-centered bluster instead of contemplative sorrow in the talky drama Childless. Four relatives preparing to attend a funeral focus less on the sudden death of sixteen-year-old Katherine (Natalie Dreyfuss) and more on relationship anxieties. Mary (Diane Venora) envisions an awkward reunion with ex-boyfriend

Miles to Go

Quincy Rose bookends his first feature with scenes of himself jogging through dark L.A. streets, Miles to Go before he sleeps. Exhausting nocturnal runs are part of a routine that stymied writer Miles (Rose) adopted after breaking up with his ideal girlfriend, Julia (Jen McPherson).

Felix and Meira

Music is used sparingly in Felix and Meira, and each song is key to expressing unspoken emotion. After Shulem (Luzer Twersky) leaves his modest home in Montreal’s Hasidic enclave to attend prayers, his wife Meira (Hadas Yaron) puts on a forbidden record, “After Laughter (Comes

The Worst Year of My Life

In a brisk 15-minute sequence, writer/director Jonathan Smith sums up the three-year romance of Kyle (Trevor St. John David) and Amber (Amy Vorpahl) as a series of blissful milestones marred only by her career dissatisfaction. Kyle’s solution is to bankroll Amber’s vegan bakery, even though