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February list by Nanette Alderman
Age Out
Age Out
Tye Sheridan, Imogen Poots, Caleb Landry Jones, Jeffrey Wright, and Brett Butler, 2019, not rated

Fresh out of foster care at age eighteen, a young drifter turns to petty crime to survive, and discovers an impossible love in an unlikely friend.

Bennett's War
Bennet's War
Michael Roark, Trace Adkins, Ali Afshar, Allison Paige, and Brando Eaton, 2019, ratED pg-13

Marshall Bennett is a young soldier with the Army Motorcycle Unit who survives an IED explosion in combat overseas and is medically discharged with a broken back and leg and sent back to the US. When he gets home to his family farm, he discovers that his dad, Cal, is behind on the mortgage and may lose the farm. Against all odds, Marshall pledges to help his family in the only way he knows how: as a motocross racer.

Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies. The Complete Second SeasonReese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, and Meryl Streep, 2019, not Rated

On the surface, everything seems the same in the seaside town of Monterey, CA: mothers continue to dote, husbands support, children are adorable, houses are beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed all that. Meanwhile, Perry's grieving mother, Mary Louise Wright, comes to town in search of answers.

Blindspot. The Complete Fourth SeasonSullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Luke Mitchell, Ashley Johnson, Ukweli Roach, Ennis Esmer, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Archie Panjabi, 2018, not Rated

Jane is being poisoned by ZIP, the very drug used to wipe her memory. Also suffering from the disease, her brother Roman was searching for a cure and hid caches of data all over the globe. The team will follow a trail of cryptic breadcrumbs that leads to all-new crimes and, with any luck, a cure to save Jane. Weller is on the brink of death and Remi has returned from the depths of Jane's mind. Not knowing that Zapata has joined the villainous HCI Global, Reade tries desperately to find her.

The Chi
The Chi. The Complete Second SeasonJason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, and Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, 2019,
Rated tv-ma

As Brandon works to make things right with Jerrika, Emmett tries to get custody of his son, with help from Jada. Meanwhile, Ronnie hopes to come to terms with his actions, and Kevin grapples with past traumas.

Christmas on the Range
Christmas on the RangeErin Cahill, Nicholas Gonzalez, A Martinez, and Lindsay Wagner, 2019,
not Rated

All Kendall Riley wants for the holidays is to save her family's ranch, but her longtime rival, small-town scrooge Brick McCree, has other plans in mind. When Brick's son, Clint, comes back to town, he is immediately drawn to Kendall and offers a helping hand. As a romance starts to blossom, Kendall's farm is sabotaged, leaving her to wonder about Clint's true intentions. A modern-day Christmas story that the entire family will love.

Dreams I Never Had
Dreams I Never HadMalcolm McDowell, Iyad Hajjaj, Robin Givens, Fidelia Grace, and Manuel Domenech, 2018, not Rated

A teenage girl held captive in the home of a wealthy family develops a dangerous friendship with their gardener, an illegal Mexican immigrant. Their volatile relationship inspires them to rise against the forces that oppress them.

A Feeling of Home
A Feeling of Home
Jonna Walsh and Nathan Parsons, 2019, rated tv-g

The host of a New England web series, Abby, is set to launch her line of home products. All she needs is a few more authentically northeastern webisodes, and the deal is done. But Abby's roots are actually in Texas, and now she must return to her dad's ranch to help him. Surprised to find her former boyfriend Ryan is the ranch manager, Abby is soon swept up in their old chemistry.

Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei, Greg Kinnear, Pascal Greggory, and Jeremie Renier, 2019, Rated pg-13

Unfolding over the course of a late summer's day in the fabled resort town of Sintra, Portugal, this film follows three generations who have gathered for a vacation organized by the family matriarch. In this fairy tale setting, husbands and wives, parents and children, friends and lovers, stirred by their romantic impulses, discover the cracks between them, as well as the unexpected depth of feeling.

Good Karma Hospital
Good Karma Hospital. Series 3
Amanda Redman, Amrita Acharia, James Krishna Floyd, and Neil Morrissey, 2019, not rated

British ex-pat Dr. Ruby Walker has left the Good Karma Hospital to practice as a GP near her family in rural India. But when a medical crisis forces her to return, Ruby must make peace with the hospital's intimidating head, Dr. Lydia Fonseca, and face her handsome but reticent colleague, Dr. Gabriel Varma. Just as Ruby feels ready to rekindle her romance with Gabriel, she is faced with the sudden arrival of his former mentor, brilliant and beautiful plastic surgeon Dr. Aisha Ray.

The House That Jack Built
The House That Jack Built
Bruno Ganz, Matt Dillon, Riley Keough, Uma Thurman, Jeremy Davies, and Siobhan Fallon, 2018, rated r

Follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, throughout twelve years and depicts the murders that truly develop him as a serial killer.

Howard's End
Howard's EndHayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Philippa Coulthard, Alex Lawther, Joe Bannister, and Donna Banya, 2020, Rated tv-14

Follows Margaret and Helen Schlegel, two intelligent, idealistic sisters living together in Edwardian London with their hypochondriac brother, Tibby. Their loving but interfering Aunt Juley tries to keep the siblings in line after the death of their parents, but a series of events push the sisters to lead unorthodox lives full of romance, tragedy, and drama.

Keeping Faith
Keeping Faith. Series 2Eve Myles, Mark Lewis Jones, Hannah Daniel, Matthew Gravelle, Mali Harries, Aneirin Hughes, Eiry Thomas, and Bradley Freegard, 2019, not Rated

Eighteen months ago, mother of three Faith had her cozy life thrown into chaos after the disappearance of her husband, Evan. Still striving to keep her family together, Faith must fulfill Evan's debt to a vicious crime family even as she fights her attraction to a former client. Then a local farmer is found dead, and his wife, Madlen, is arrested for his murder.

Love and Sunshine
Love and SunshineDanica McKellar, Mark Deklin, Christine Chatelain, Peter Benson, and Bess Armstrong, 2019, not Rated

As she recovers from a broken engagement, Ally Craig has been fostering Sunshine, a retired military dog. But sparks fly again when Sunshine's military partner, Jake Terry, returns to claim the dog.

Love Unleashed
Love UnleashedJen Lilley and Christopher Russell, 2019, not Rated

While hosting a puppy party, Hailey meets single father Ryan. She helps him discover the value of adopting a dog and teaches him that there's more to life, especially when falling in love.

Mr. Inbetween
Mr. Inbetween. The Complete Second Season
Scott Ryan, Damon Herriman, and Justin Rosniak, 2019, rated tv-ma

Juggling a relationship, parental responsibilities, friendships, and a sick brother while earning a living would be difficult for anyone, but it's particularly difficult when you're a criminal for hire. Ray Shoesmith takes care of people collecting debts, relieving them of drugs and guns, and often taking care of them on a more permanent basis. Ray demands respect and does not tolerate it when someone disregards his very clear code of ethics.

Mrs. Lowry and Son
Mrs. Lowry & Son
Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave, 2019, not rated

Beloved British artist L.S. Lowry lived all his life with his overbearing mother Elizabeth. Bedridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, while never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her.

The Nightingale
The Nightingale
Damon Herriman, Sam Claflin, Aisling Franciosi, Michael Sheasby, and Baykali Ganambarr, 2019, rated r

Set during the colonization of Australia in 1825, the film follows 21-year-old convict Clare. Having served her time, she is eager to be free of her abusive master, Lieutenant Hawkins. Clare becomes the victim of a harrowing crime by the lieutenant and his cronies. When authorities fail to deliver justice, she decides to pursue Hawkins and enlists the help of a young Aboriginal tracker. As they go, they must learn to find empathy for one another while weighing the true cost of revenge.

Running with the Devil
Running with the Devil
Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Cole Hauser, Leslie Bibb, Natalia Reyes, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Peter Facinelli, and Clifton Collins Jr., 2019, rated r

When a cocaine shipment is compromised, a drug cartel's CEO orders his most trusted henchman on a dangerous journey to audit the company's supply chain. As the drugs make their perilous trek across international borders, they are also being tracked by Federal Agents. When they find the problem, it might be too late to keep the cartel satisfied.

Crystal Clarke, Charlotte Spencer, Kate Ashfield, Mark Stanley, Theo James, Kris Marshall, Anne Reid, Rose Williams, Turlough Convery, and Elizabeth Berrington, 2020, rated tv-14

Tom Parker is obsessed with turning the sleepy seaside village of Sanditon into a fashionable health resort. He enlists the backing of local bigwig Lady Denham. Through a mishap, Tom makes the acquaintance of the Heywoods and invites their eldest daughter, Charlotte, for an extended stay at Sanditon. Meanwhile, Lady Denham, a widow, is playing matchmaker for her destitute nephew, Sir Edward, who is determined to seduce Lady Denham's ward, Clara.