Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Author: Virginia DeBolt

  • Watch This: Trailer for Cinemanovels

    Watch This: Trailer for Cinemanovels

    Cinemanovels is a Canadian film starring Lauren Lee Smith. Also in the film are Jennifer Beals, Ben Cotton, Kett Turton, and Katharine Isabelle. The film was written and directed by Terry Miles, who also wrote and directed A Night for Dying Tigers and the short They Wore Pink, which you can watch here. Lauren Lee […]

  • Indigo Tongues: Short Films Interview Women in Media

    Indigo Tongues: Short Films Interview Women in Media

    Indigo Tongues is a video interview series that showcases the voices of dynamic women from Africa and the diaspora. In the original releases, the films feature women in media. I hope you’ll take the time to watch all the films available so far in the series. The films are produced by Iyàlódè Productions. It is […]

  • Watch This: Trailer for Lucy

    Watch This: Trailer for Lucy

    The film Lucy stars Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. It opens on July 25. At the film’s official site, the film is described like this: From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson […]

  • Watch This: Making Orphan Black’s 4 Clone Dance Party

    Watch This: Making Orphan Black’s 4 Clone Dance Party

    Thanks to Orphan Black for releasing this video showing how much work went into the short 4 clone dance scene in the season 2 finale, “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried.” It took 2 days to shoot the dance party. Dancing for 2 days can’t have been a bad thing. No wonder these […]

  • Orphan Black: By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried

    Orphan Black: By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried

    It’s the finale of season 2! Orphan Black will surprise and confound you with “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried” and it sets up some powerful incentives to wish for a speedy return of a season 3. Rachel (Tatiana Maslany, a multitude) has Kira (Skyler Wexler) installed somewhere at Dyad. Sarah is also […]

  • This Looks Promising: Grace and Frankie

    This Looks Promising: Grace and Frankie

    Old pals Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are set to costar in a Netflix original comedy/drama, Grace and Frankie. The 13 episode series will release in 2015. The two women, Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), hate each other. It was just announced this week that Grace’s husband is going to be played by Martin Sheen. […]

  • The Latest from Feminist Frequency: Women as Background Decoration

    The Latest from Feminist Frequency: Women as Background Decoration

    Women as Background Decoration: Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games is the latest video from Feminist Frequency. A full transcript of this video is available at Feminist Frequency. Other videos about tropes vs. women in video games can be found on the site as well. Here’s a brief quote from the video: We know that […]

  • On the Corrupting Influence of Power in Orange is the New Black

    On the Corrupting Influence of Power in Orange is the New Black

    Orange is the New Black mixes a lot of serious themes in with all the stories about individual lives and the comedy that the show uses to make its points. The Orange is the New Black theme I want to explore today is power and how it corrupts. Let’s explore this theme by looking at […]

  • Orphan Black: Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done

    Orphan Black: Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done

    “Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done” is episode 9 of season 2 of Orphan Black. The stakes are raised to the highest level for Cosima and Kira. Story wires stretched to breaking characterize the episode. Allison Allison (Tatiana Maslany, one of many)  and Donnie (Kristian Bruun) provide some comic relief in a fairly dark […]

  • Some Interviews with Orange is the New Black Cast Members

    Some Interviews with Orange is the New Black Cast Members

    The cast of Orange is the New Black is busy doing publicity for season 2. There are interviews and talk shows and all kinds of press going on. I thought I’d collect a few of these videos right here for you to enjoy. If you an obsessed fan like I am, you probably enjoy seeing […]

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