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Micah Orsetti

Meet Micah.  She loves tea, travel, and history. When she’s not telling you about her favorite films and books, she’s acting, writing, and working on community projects in the hopes of empowering the voiceless and challenging them to change the world for the better. Originally from Virginia, Micah now lives in London, England.

Reviews by Micah Orsetti:

Hamnet is an achingly beautiful story of love and loss, hope and grief, failure and redemption. It’s one of the most poignant novels I’ve read in a long time.
Al-Kateab’s For Sama is not only an important memoir, it’s a call to action.
Gerwig’s adaptation makes sure to let women know that their narratives, no matter how domestic or ordinary they may seem, are important.
I expected to enjoy this movie, but I didn’t expect to watch it twice in one day. I loved it that much.
Do you ever open a book and immediately find a mirror’s image blinking back at you from the page? That’s how it felt to read this book.
This book gave me an opportunity to see new possibilities for this favorite classic, ones that grow with the times and include more of us wannabe explorers.
Every time I opened the book, I felt like I was sitting in the farmhouse’s sun-washed kitchen, listening to Christina share her innermost thoughts with me.
I’ll be honest, I cried after finishing this one, and I’ve never been more sorry not to see a sequel.
Spanning two world wars, two women, and one connecting mystery, this book gave me a new appreciation for the heroic women who fought for us all.
This film is less about zombies eating brains and more about examining what humanity means, and I’m completely on board with that.
These classy and altogether badass women who capitalized on the knowledge that they’d be ignored are easily some of greatest cons in cinematic history.
In a world where it is easier to nurture an us vs. them mentality in the midst of radicalization, Shamsie offers a bold opportunity for compassion.
Twin siblings are pitted against each other in a deadly competition to win the throne. It’s like Cain and Abel meet The Hunger Games, right? Think again.
It’s a slow-burn-yet-gripping sort of mystery that really fits the style of Downton Abbey.
I saw my grandmother’s sadness, my mother’s hard work, and my own determination reflected in each of these women and it moved me deeply.
This gem of a comedy is a superb accompaniment to a pair of fuzzy socks, a blanket, and a hot beverage. It gave us permission to relax and live a little..
For good reason, Reese Witherspoon will be bringing introverted dreamer Eleanor Oliphant to the big screen. She’s witty and funny and utterly relatable.
It's a glass-ceiling-shattering masterpiece that was worth the inexplicable wait.
It may be a light read, but it’s far from shallow as it delves into life’s deeper questions of belonging, growth and purpose.
It’s 1870 and with hard work and steely determination, Bathsheba’s able to rock the boat and hold her own in a man’s world.
The Handmaid’s Tale would be chilling enough if it was written recently, but as it was published in 1985, it’s downright creepy.
I thought that Viceroy’s House would be a heartwarming tale of a new nation being born, but what I saw was far more important.
The Nightingale is a rare story of the women left behind in war. It’s a story of resilience, self-sacrifice and courageous
Not all of us are called to defend the existence of the Holocaust in a high court of justice. But we are all responsible for remembering.
A vulnerable documentary about Sarah Polley’ vivacious late mother Diane Polley and the rumors following her death that questioned Sarah’s true parentage.
The Cloud Leopard’s Daughter stirs both memory and imagination. I feel robbed that I haven’t been exposed to more of Deborah Challinor’s work!
Victoria portrays the young, iconic Queen simply as a woman. It shows all of her faults without diminishing her immense potential.
A collection of women stand together and use every ounce of courage they possess to work outside of the law to right the wrongs of their society.
In some ways, I really hate novels like this. I want to trust someone, but I can’t. And then I realize I’ve been played - in the most riveting way possible.
This film did something different. Nathalie is a woman of incredible self-assurance. She knows who she is and what she doesn’t want in her future.
Based on Vera Brittain’s memoir of the same name, Testament of Youth takes place during World War I. It’s a remarkable elegy of a vanished generation.
Beyond the flying trapeze artists and corset fetishists, Ribchester’s sassy and detailed style is wonderfully dimensional for the novel’s early 1900s setting.
David Beckham may have retired and the Spice Girls split up, but watching someone achieve their dreams never gets old.
Erin Morgenstern’s debut novel is a whimsical delight of autumn, and by that I mean all things wonderful.
Despite there being no score, no flashy cinematography, and no special effects, it had my stomach in knots.
In a series of secretive confessions, each woman shares her burden with Sabine since she’s an anomaly. She’s dared to live life independently.
This movie takes me back. It’s a light-hearted love letter to besties everywhere.
Dido began to beat and claw at the beautiful, dark skin that signaled to society that the rules were different for her. I cried, people.
Jane Hammond is the Western heroine we’ve been waiting for.
I laughed (a lot). I told all of my roommates about you as I tried to put into words the window you’d opened into the art world for me
On the surface Room appears to be a haunting tale of captivity, but it’s really a moving story about the bond between a mother and child.
I had expected a film with nice clothes and an inspiring story, but what I got was much more. More laughter, more shock, more wonder… more inspiration.
Why did I want to see a retelling of Madame Bovary in modern-day Normandy? BECAUSE FRANCE.