What a sparkling half year of viewing, with 6 movies/shows rating 8/10, all of them fine, but even more impressive, 5 TV/streaming series and 1 film rating 9/10 (or higher!). Don’t hesitate to binge on any of them!
“Berlin Station Season 3,” set in Estonia, with a setup fresh out of our present day, is furiously paced and captivating. Espionage has never been so sharp.
“Russian Doll” is a tour de force for Natasha Lyonne but she’s not the main attraction, which is the stunning Groundhog-Day-in-the-modern-era plotline.
Julien Faraut’s “John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection” is as quirky as all-get-up but as a study of the genius and rage of McEnroe is riveting.
No series does dread and relentless detecting as well as “Cardinal” and Season 3 is the best yet.
Sometime genius Ricky Gervais hits the mother lode with the sentimental, yet sharp comedy “After Life.”
A perfect score of 10/10 for Craig Mazin’s pitch-perfect game changer of a disaster doco, “Chernobyl.”