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Writergirl2009 is a Paralegal by day, but wishes to release herself from the tedium of her daily life to write full-time. She loves writing about films, televisions shows, books, music or people on the New York subway, where she currently lives (in New York, not on the subway).

Book Review: ‘Dear Life’ by Alice Munro

The author, Alice Munro

Quiet but powerful, and unmissable. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Only God Forgives’

Only God Forgives

A gritty tale of family loyalty and street justice in Bangkok’s seedy underworld. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Valentine Road’

Poster courtesy of HBO

Valentine Road is not an easy film to watch, but it is an important one. Read More »

TV Review: “Open Heart”

Louise, Age 11, in a strange place

Part of HBO's documentary series, Open Heart is one of those films that reminds me how lucky I am to have access to healthcare. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Redemption’

Nuve, a canner supporting her children

Redemption does not sugarcoat what life is like for canners one bit, and the disparity between them and working people is eye-opening. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mondays at Racine’

Sister Cynthia and Rachel at Racine Salone de Beauté

As for Cynthia and Rachel, I applaud them for opening their salon to provide these women with the support they need. Read More »

TV Review: ‘First Cousin Once Removed’

First Cousin Poster

First Cousin Once Removed is the fascinating and revealing documentary from HBO that depicts what life is like for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Dark Girls’

DarkGirls-TsehaieKidane

Dark Girls is the critically-acclaimed documentary about dark-skinned girls and women growing in up a world that demonizes their skin color. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Don Jon’

Julianne Moore and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Here’s hoping we see more films directed by this very talented actor. Read More »

Film Review: “Adore”

Robin Wright and Naomi Watts as Roz and Lil

I highly recommend that you see this film because the plot will definitely have people talking, but also because the cast is so talented. Read More »