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Red Joan (Netflix streaming):

The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the K.G.B.’s longest-serving British spy.

Loosely based on a true story (real name Melita Norwood), it’s still very emotionally gripping as the details emerge. Very heavy movie, as the context presented is generational (you don’t know what it was like, etc). And I have to admit, it’s true. Someone my age will never truly understand what the WWII generation felt, pre- or post-war, especially since I am an American.

Dench is the name on the box (playing the elderly Joan), but Sophie Cookson (playing the younger Joan) more than exceeds her expectations of the role. Captures every feeling, action, embodiment of a very smart, but sometimes lost person.

Definitely recommend.