I’m going to try something new just to see where it lands: I’m going to list the streaming I’ve done and you, Dear Readers, need to write in and say what you think of them. I’m also including links to the trailers.(if possible) I will withhold my opinion until I hear from at least several people. And as a little treat–in case you missed it–I am posting a very humorous humor piece from the New Yorker about movies and real life.
But before you scroll down to these, I am urging you to turn on HBO Max and watch a fabulous documentary about a fantastic Berkeley High Teacher. It’s part of a series called “Hello My Name is…” and this one is “Hello, My Name is Nancy Rubin.” made by a now 50 something filmmaker, former Rubin student. I went into a real movie theatre for the first time in nearly three years, but it was worth whatever risk I took. I can’t remember when I have been so moved by a film. Over the course of many years Rubin mailed letters her 15 and 16 year old students had written to their future selves. They could choose the number of years that should pass before it was mailed. As a parent and now grandparent of teenagers, it struck many chords, but perhaps the most poignant was the return to my own adolescence in the 1950’s where for me and so many of my peers, there were no Nancy Rubins.
And now very curious to hear your reaction to any or all of these four film/series.
“The Wonder” (Netflix)
“Enola Holmes 2” (Netflix)
“Magpie Murders” (PBS Passport)
If you are a PBS subscriber, you can get this series for free. My friend. Carol, gave me an intensive training course in how to do this. I can’t seem to figure out how to get you a trailer.
And Finally The New Yorker Piece: