Mare of Easttown (2021)

A riveting crime drama, with Kate Winslet at the helm, who fights her inner demons and grief as she drowns herself in solving the crimes of her small town.

A lot of things are at stake here; families, faith, sanity and the law. As the story progresses, the secrets begin to unravel. There are twists, turns and suspects aplenty and nothing will prepare you for what comes next.

Today was the concluding episode, where reparations and justice continued till the last frame. Back stories and motives are revealed and the audience is able to move on, just like the characters, who have been through their own hell.

A brilliant mini series with a lot of pain, sadness, generational trauma and healing. One of the best things on tv this year.

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I, Tonya (2017)

A powerful film with stupendous performances, speaks of a story many of us will not be aware of, but is so relevant in every time period.

A very complex relationship between a mother and daughter plays out, where, as is customary, the daughter unwittingly chooses the same pattern again in her love life.

Margot Robbie gives a layered and intense performance as a skating champion who falls in love with a young man, to be accepted and loved, only to continues her journey of inner turmoil and the will and struggle to succeed despite all odds.

Allison Janney as the tough mom, who’s parenting is highly questionable but the intent isn’t, is superb! What insight and wit!

The remaining cast support the dark comedy, where the climax is elusive and full of surprises. It was a very controversial case at the time and has been recreated for our entertainment very successfully.

A brilliant set of performances, story telling and direction by Craig Gillespie.

3.5/5