TV Review: Dirty John (Netflix)

Created by Alexandra Cunningham and based on a true story, Dirty John aired on Netflix in February 2019 and is based on the articles and breakout true-crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. The series tells the story of how the seemingly perfect life of Debra Newell (Connie Britton) is disrupted as she falls for a handsome doctor, John Meehan (Eric Bana). But when their fast-tracked romance creates tension between Debra and her two daughters Terra (Julia Garner) and Veronica (Juno Temple), leaving the girls no choice but to investigate the man who has swept their mother off her feet, their lives spiral into secrets, denial, manipulation, and ultimately, a fight for survival for an entire family.

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Film Review: Hanna

Directed by Joe Wright, Hanna follows the bright and inquisitive 16-year-old Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) has been brought up to have the strength and stamina of a soldier by her widowed father, Erik (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of North Finland. Hanna has been living a life unlike any other teenager; her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. But out in the world, there is unfinished business for Hanna’s family, and it is with a combination of pride and apprehension that Erik realizes his daughter can no longer be held back.


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