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Old 07-10-2017, 10:39 AM
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The Big Sick: absolutely charming and often hilarious rom-com (and a more-or-less true story) about how the writer and his wife met and fell in love, and overcame his Pakistani cultural impediments and her life-threatening illness. Starring that guy from Silicon Valley.

The Women's Balcony: Israeli dramedy about the internal workings of an Orthodox synagogue in Jerusalem. Fascinating culturally, and wonderfully entertaining. In Hebrew with subtitles -- through which I learned that the Hebrew word for "synagogue" is knesset -- the same as the Israeli parliament.