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You have one week to get caught up on Ricky Gervais’s After Life

For any BoomerBroadcast readers who missed watching the first two seasons of After Life on Netflix, now’s your chance to get caught up before the start of the third and final season. It’s a brilliantly written, funny, tragic, touching dramedy written by and starring Ricky Gervais. His character, Tony, writes for a local non-profit newspaper that features articles about quirky people with unbelievably ridiculous stories they…

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New Year’s two-fer: 1 movie review; 1 book review (not a single word about COVID!)

Coincidently, as I was writing today’s book review and the movie review, it occurred to me that the movie and the book have much in common. Both are about high-achieving professional women who harbour lingering doubts about their capability and effectiveness as mothers. It comes down to the old question of life balance. Is it possible to be a good mother, a good wife, a…

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‘1917’ will leave you deeply moved and inspired

You don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate the merits of the Sam Mendes movie 1917 which is currently showing in local theatres. It’s impossible to watch this movie and leave the theatre without being incredibly moved. Several thoughts occurred to me as we were watching the film, apart from the tragic futility and waste of life associated with war. I experienced the…

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We did Downton and it was delightful, dahlings

For anyone who needs a break from the endless, soul-crushing media frenzy about Justin Trudeau’s brownface debacle (and who doesn’t need a break from that!), I highly recommend going to see Downton Abbey, the movie. This high camp costume drama set in the mid-1920s is just what we needed to relieve the never-ending onslaught of nasty, boring pre-election press. My boomer gal pals and I…

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