Sarah Schweinsberg

Sarah is a news and feature reporter for WORLD Radio and WORLD Watch. She is a World Journalism Institute and Northwestern College graduate. Sarah resides with her husband, Zach, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Follow her on Twitter @SarahSchweins.

Netflix

All things “Yes”

Movie | Yes Day celebrates traditional family values and togetherness
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 3/25/21, 03:15 pm

Yes Day, now streaming on Netflix, is a family comedy that runs counter to Hollywood’s typical portrayal of the roles of parents and children. 

Allison Torres (Jennifer Garner) once lived by “yes,” neither too busy nor too afraid to pass up the adventures life offered daily. She and husband Carlos (Edgar Ramírez) then said yes to one of the greatest adventures of all, children. But with those three children came something Allison hadn’t ever lived by: “NO.” 

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Sorrow on the mountains

Movie | Land shows a grieving widow searching for purpose in the wilderness
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 2/25/21, 12:30 pm

In Land, director Robin Wright stars as Edee, a lawyer whose city life is upended when a gunman kills her young son and husband. To flee painful memories and people who can’t grasp the depth of her grief, Edee sells everything, loads up a trailer, and purchases a remote, ramshackle mountain cabin. 

Rid of cell phone, car, electricity, and plumbing and alone with the rushing rivers and mountain vistas, Edee thinks her suffering might ease. But she has inadequately prepared for a harsh Rocky Mountains winter.

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A modern gentleman burglar

Television | New mystery thriller Lupin features a thief set on avenging his father
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 2/11/21, 02:31 pm

Lupin, a French heist drama streaming on Netflix, has struck a chord with audiences. Netflix says the first five episodes of the miniseries are on target to reach 70 million viewers, putting it on par with another recent hit, The Queen’s Gambit.

The story follows Assane Diop (played by acclaimed French actor Omar Sy), a clever thief who uses his questionable skill set to right past wrongs. But can end results justify his misdeeds?

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