Review: Fugitiva

Fugitiva, a series from Spain, is about a woman trying to save herself and her three children from their violent, criminal father. Continue reading “Review: Fugitiva”

Review: John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons

Comic and actor John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons is a 90 minute tour-de-force. This one man show gives Leguizamo free reign to be everything and everyone as he tells the story of trying to help his kid deal with some bullies by teaching him about all the heroes in his history. Continue reading “Review: John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons”

Review: Aquarius

Aquarius stars Sonia Braga in a story about a Brazilian woman who refuses to move out of her home. It’s in a beachfront location on Boa Viagem Avenue, Recife. Sonia Braga’s performance is stunning – I would even say magnificent – in Aquarius. Continue reading “Review: Aquarius”

Review: Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You is one crazy piece of theater. The crazy works. It delivers a powerful punch in an imaginative package. Written and directed by Boots Riley, this is a tale about class, race, greed, exploitation, and love.  Boots Riley is one of those fresh voices in American cinema people are always talking about. Continue reading “Review: Sorry to Bother You”

Review: The Heart Guy (Doctor, Doctor), season 3

The Heart Guy, called Doctor, Doctor by its Australian creators, continues with the charming scoundrel Dr. Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser) leading a large cast in a soapy dramedy about life in Whyhope. Continue reading “Review: The Heart Guy (Doctor, Doctor), season 3”

Review: The Little Drummer Girl

The Little Drummer Girl came to television as a limited series on AMC. It’s a spy story based on a John le Carré novel. John le Carré adapted it for television. If you’re familiar with John le Carré you know his stories are complex tales that trap your imagination in a world of spies and intrigue. Continue reading “Review: The Little Drummer Girl”

Review: The Children Act

The Children Act tackles topics like religion vs. the state, freedom of choice, and holding on. It’s serious stuff. The brilliant Emma Thompson makes it worth watching as she plays a judge in the midst of two crises. Continue reading “Review: The Children Act”

Review: The Bisexual

The Bisexual, written and directed by Desiree Akhavan, also stars Akhavan in the lead role as Leila, the possible bisexual. Leila isn’t clear about herself, and we are left at the end not much clearer than she is. Continue reading “Review: The Bisexual”

There are so few women-written reviews of “Widows,” it’s ridiculous!

So I wrote a review of Widows. I’m a woman. I was reading a review by another woman, Carmen Phillips, at Autostraddle. I suddenly had a burning desire to see just how many Widows reviews by women I could find. Continue reading “There are so few women-written reviews of “Widows,” it’s ridiculous!”

Review: Widows

Widows is crammed with star power, blessed with an engaging but tricky plot, and is a paen to female empowerment. I was expecting lots of action from the women, but the story built slowly toward a few moments of action at the end. Continue reading “Review: Widows”