Review: Mudbound

Mudbound grabs you from the first moments and won’t let go. It twists you up, wrings you breathless, and spits you out gasping. Finally, whew, finally, it shows you a break in the cloudy skies to let in a beam of sunshine. Continue reading “Review: Mudbound”

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”

Review: Their Finest

Their Finest tells the story of Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) who struggles to write the script for a British propaganda film about World War II while living in London during the blitz. Continue reading “Review: Their Finest”

I Love You, Sally Wainwright

I love you, Sally Wainwright. I know it’s a one-sided relationship. I’m the fan. You’re the creative genius behind great television. I know you have other fans. It isn’t an exclusive arrangement I have with you. But, still – I love you. Continue reading “I Love You, Sally Wainwright”

Review: Strange Weather

I wanted to see Strange Weather because I’m a Holly Hunter fan. I wasn’t disappointed by Holly Hunter’s performance, but it was the women around her who brought her back from the brink of her grief and into a semblance of acceptance. Continue reading “Review: Strange Weather”

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: Stranger Things 2, also known as season 2

Stranger Things is back on Netflix with season 2. It’s hard to say anything about season 2 that doesn’t include spoilers. You’ve been warned. Continue reading “Review: Stranger Things 2, also known as season 2”

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: 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”