Sometimes, I decide to write for this section so that I have an official reason to stray from my compulsive viewing habits. I’ve already talked about Doctor Who twice, I’ve finished Luther and Bleak House, and now I’ve started obsessively watching Battlestar Galactica. Since BSG is already recapped around these parts (and done so nicely, I assume, but I haven’t spoiler-ed myself), I decided to peruse my Netflix queue for something new. I settled on The Last Enemy, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, better known from Sherlock.
With the recent challenges to abortion laws and availability in the United States, we cannot forget the importance of having access to safe, legal abortions. What women must suffer through to procure an illegal abortion is appalling, and is wonderfully depicted in the 2007 Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days, directed by Cristian Mungiu. The films follows Otilia (Anamaria Marinca), a young woman who helps her roommate Gabita (Laura Vasiliu) procure an illegal abortion from a man named Bebe (Vlad Ivanov) during Nicolae Ceausescu’s Communist regime. Read More 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days: The Importance of Choice