Director Julia Hart, as well as co-writer and producer Jordan Horowitz, conducts an original superhero film that will surely become a monumental example of quality female stories. Set in a nearly-vacant American Midwest town, Fast Color follows, Ruth (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) finding her way home to her mother and daughter after years away in need of help controlling her seemingly destructive powers that cause seismic disruptions to the earth. The stunning film with illuminating performances, thoughtful storytelling, and a soaring score brings new possibilities for narrative and superhero films.
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Let me start by saying that Gugu Mbatha-Raw is one of my absolute favorite actors, male or female. So, it breaks my heart that I thoroughly did not enjoy Netflix’s latest original film. Directed by Stephanie Laing, Irreplaceable You shares Abbi’s journey as she learns she is dying of cancer not long after she becomes engaged to her life-long boyfriend, played by Michiel Huisman, and tries to find him a potential mate for after she dies. Along the way with treatment, Abbi encounters different people struggling with cancer as well, like Christopher Walken and Kate McKinnon.
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