Review: Megan Leavey

Megan Leavey is based on the true story of a female Marine and her bomb-sniffing dog Rex. It is in theaters now and available on Amazon Video. Continue reading “Review: Megan Leavey”

Review: A Price Above Rubies

A Price Above Rubies from 1998 stars Renée Zellweger as Sonia Horowitz, a Jewish woman who is stifled by her marriage and gives up everything to be free. It’s a history lesson in where the women’s movement came from and how it was viewed almost 20 years ago.

Julianna Margulies played a supporting role, with Kim Hunter, Edie Falco and Kathleen Chalfant in small parts. Glenn Fitzgerald is Mendel, Sonia’s husband. Christopher Eccleston is her brother-in-law – Rachel’s (Margulies) husband. Allen Payne plays Ramon, an artist. Shelton Dane plays Yossi, Sonia’s brother who died at age 10. Continue reading “Review: A Price Above Rubies”

6 Observations on 7 Years with Nurse Jackie

Nurse Jackie ended in 2015 after 7 seasons. This half-hour show on Showtime was widely considered on of the best shows on television, and for good reason. At a half hour, it may have been considered a comedy. In my mind, it was a serious drama with a bit of comedy included.

Because I don’t have Showtime, I never watched Nurse Jackie until I noticed all 7 seasons were available on Netflix. It took a while, but I’ve now seen every episode. Let’s talk about 6 reasons why it was so good. Mild spoilers ahead. Continue reading “6 Observations on 7 Years with Nurse Jackie”

Watch This: Trailer for The Women’s List

The Women’s List is on your local PBS or PBS online. Fifteen women are featured in this one hour film by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

Featured women include Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State, 1997-2001, Gloria Allred, lawyer, Laurie Anderson, artist, Sara Blakely, entrepreneur, Margaret Cho, comedian, Edie Falco, actor, Elizabeth Holmes, scientist and entrepreneur, Betsey Johnson, fashion designer, Alicia Keys, singer-songwriter, Aimee Mullins, athlete and fashion model, Nancy Pelosi, politician, Rosie Perez, actor, Shonda Rhimes, writer-producer, Wendy Williams, talk show host, Nia Wordlaw, pilot. This is a diverse list of women, some of whom you may know, some of whom may be new faces to you.

The women share their experiences struggling against discrimination and overcoming challenges to make their voices heard.