Defending Jacob (2020)

An interesting crime drama that goes back and forth, painting a picture of a murder, with a 14 year old as a prime suspect.

Some fine performances by Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell reveal a world of children parents may be shocked to know is ‘normal’ or ‘no big deal’.

Multiple sub-plots emerge without being over dramatic, which make an even more tense watch.

Good content!

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The Morning Show / Morning Wars (2019)

The Morning Show, or Morning Wars as it is known in Australia and Indonesia, is so much more than one would expect!

We get a career best performance from Jennifer Aniston, a sturdy and dependable Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, and an ensemble cast which deserve every accolade.

The story is complicated. There is much more at stake than meets the eye. Power, relationships, money, the MeToo movement, bushfires, a terrible mass shooting incident make up the backdrops to many stellar moments.

Introspection, grief, anger, anguish, confidence, insecurity, pain, pent up suffering are all rolled into a hard hitting portrayal by the cast, who have written, produced and delivered an appropriate message which asks new questions and answers old ones.

A captivating watch!