"Diary of a Chambermaid" | Mars Distribution Grade: D+

Nonsensical plot hampers ‘Diary of a Chambermaid’

Benoît Jacquot’s French-language “Diary of a Chambermaid” is a singularly atrocious film. It centers on the chambermaid Célestine (Léa Seydoux, “Blue is the Warmest Color”) and her professional and not-so-professional dealings with her bourgeois employers in the French countryside around the late-19th century. Based on the 1900 novel of the
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‘Game of Thrones’ recap 6×08: ‘No One’

War certainly has a way of revealing who your true friends are. This week, the characters of “Game of Thrones” face the reality of both betrayal and loyalty. As battlelines are drawn, friends and enemies find themselves on either side of the rising conflict. With the sky just beginning to
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"Honeyglue" | Zombot Pictures Grade: B+

‘Honeyglue’ defies labels in pursuit of young love

“Love stories are the only stories worth telling,” asserts Adriana Mather in the new Zombot Pictures film “Honeyglue,” a thoughtful and heartbreaking film about love that refuses the constraint of labels. Though perhaps a little sanctimonious at times, “Honeyglue” deals with matters of sickness, death and gender identity in novel,
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‘Lady Dynamite’ explodes with frank humor

“I have a show?” Maria Bamford, playing herself, jabbers into the camera before the opening credits of the first episode of her new Netflix comedy “Lady Dynamite.” “I’m a 45-year-old woman who’s clearly sun damaged … and I have a show! What a great late-in-life opportunity!” As gleeful as Bamford
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