Watch This: Trailer for Queen of the Desert about Gertrude Bell

The intrepid adventurer Gertrude Bell will be played by Nicole Kidman in Queen of the Desert. Gertrude Bell was traveler, writer, archaeologist, cartographer, explorer, and spy for the British Empire at the dawn of the 20th century.
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Review: To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters

To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters is a look into the Brontë family life during the time when the three Brontë sisters – Charlotte, Emily and Anne – began publishing their writing. It was also the time when their brother Branwell’s drinking and profligate ways brought disaster to their home life. Continue reading “Review: To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters”

Review: A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom was beautifully, lovingly directed by Amma Asante. It’s based on a true story about an African prince and the Englishwoman he married. David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star. Continue reading “Review: A United Kingdom”

Grace and Frankie Season 3 is the Best Yet

Grace and Frankie season 3 is the best yet. It fine tunes relationships and how they work – or don’t work. It’s hilarious, it’s heartfelt, and it’s true to life. Continue reading “Grace and Frankie Season 3 is the Best Yet”

Watch This: Trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri looks so good. So good. It stars Frances McDormand in a part that if it wasn’t written for her, it should have been. It promises to be wonderful, if the trailer can be believed. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Brain Dump: Supergirl & The Flash, American Crime, Taken, Shots Fired

This and that about a few TV shows: a brain dump. This week I’m thinking about musical crossovers, hidden slavery in America, the ratio of Beals to violence, and the criminal justice system. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Supergirl & The Flash, American Crime, Taken, Shots Fired”

Orphan Black Season 5 Photos Released

BBC America released 10 new images from season 5 of Orphan Black. They also issued a warning that “walls are closing in” on Sarah when nearly all her sister clones and their allies are “brought to heel” by Rachel. Apparently that includes Sarah’s daughter, Kira. Continue reading “Orphan Black Season 5 Photos Released”

Watch This: Trailer for Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe

Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe is from director Maria Schrader. Schrader wrote and directed this story of Stefan Zweig, the Austrian Jewish writer and his life while in exile from 1936 to 1942. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe”

Review: Divines

Divines is a high energy French film about teenagers in the Paris suburbs from first time director Houda Benyamina. Benyamina won the Golden Camera at Cannes last year, and the film was nominated Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language at the Golden Globes. Divines is now on Netflix. Continue reading “Review: Divines”

Rita Gets a 4th Season – UPDATED

First it was on Facebook, which eagle eyed reader Christopher Swaby pointed out. Then Mille Dinesen put it on Instagram. Rita will get a 4th season! Continue reading “Rita Gets a 4th Season – UPDATED”