Watch This: Trailer for The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner is an animated story, ostensibly for kids, although it’s rated PG-13. It’s the story of a young girl who disguises herself as a boy to help her family. It looks like a story about female empowerment that adult women will enjoy, too. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Breadwinner”

Watch This: Trailer for The Post

Are you old enough to remember The Pentagon Papers? Just in case that was before your time, they were 700 pages of secret government documents about the Viet Nam War. They made the government look very bad. Very bad. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star in The Post to tell the story of how those pages  were published creating the biggest news story of the 1970s. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Post”

Review: Alias Grace

Alias Grace arises from the brilliant collaborative team of Margaret Atwood who wrote the novel, Sarah Polley who wrote the adaptation for television, and Mary Harron who directed. Add Sarah Gadon who starred as Grace Marks and you have 4 powerhouse women working to bring Netflix viewers a moving 6 part series about a celebrated murderess.

There are spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Alias Grace”

Review: Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold is anchored by a warm and loving conversation between Joan Didion and her nephew Griffin Dunne. It wanders from the present back through the decades of her life and work. Continue reading “Review: Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold”

Watch This: Trailer for Mudbound

Mudbound is the latest from director Dee Rees. It’s the story of two families – one black, one white – bound uneasily together on the muddy farmland of the Mississippi Delta during the Jim Crow era. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Mudbound”

Review: Wanted, an Exciting Australian Series

Wanted is an action-packed series from Australia about two women who run for their lives while being chased by the police, drug dealers, and assorted bad guys. It stars two wonderful actors whose fandom I pledge fidelity to from here on. Continue reading “Review: Wanted, an Exciting Australian Series”

Review: Amnesia

I keep stumbling onto movies with Sense8’s Max Riemelt. Amnesia is one of those. Amnesia is set on the glorious island of Ibiza, which is as much a character in the story as the people. Continue reading “Review: Amnesia”

Watch This: Trailer for Flint

Flint is about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and the 4 women who brought it to national attention. It premiers Saturday Oct. 28 on Lifetime TV. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Flint”

Review: You’re Not You

You’re Not You is a tearjerker about a woman dying of ALS and how that affects the people around her. It’s predictable in many ways but it’s elevated by an excellent group of actors who create outstanding characters in this story about both living and dying. Continue reading “Review: You’re Not You”

Previews of Coming Attractions

I’ve got a bunch of previews for you today. I give you my capsule comments. I’d love to hear yours in the comments. Continue reading “Previews of Coming Attractions”