Review: August: Osage County
There are many films that can make you feel as if you’ve been assaulted by life, by pain, by damage and abuse, by hurt. August: Osage County is one of these. It peers into the way abuse and pain carries down, almost intact, from one generation to the next. In this particular story, the damage […]
Watch This: Trailer for August: Osage County
August: Osage County opens in wide distribution today. Are you going to be there? I can’t wait!
Review: What Maisie Knew
What Maisie Knew is based on the Henry James novel of 1897. It stars Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan as Maisie’s horrifyingly bad parents. Maisie is played by Onata Aprile. Alexander Skarsgård and Joanna Vanderham are also in the film. After Maisie’s parents divorce, her father marries the former nanny (Joanna Vanderham). Her mother marries […]
Watch This: Theatrical Trailer for Veronica Mars
Although we’ve been getting all kinds of pre-release peeks at Veronica Mars, this is the first actual official trailer. It gives you a lot more insight into what’s going on in the movie’s plot. Bring it!
Watch This: Sex After Kids Trailer
Saw a tweet from Zoie Palmer about this trailer and thought it was worth sharing. A lot of familiar faces in this comedy, plus it looks really funny. The difficulty for those of us in the U.S. is that I don’t know where it’s playing. It’s been on the festival circuit in Canada, Australia and […]
Review: Girl in Progress
Girl in Progress is a coming of age story about a girl who writes her own coming of age story based on research on the coming of age genre, then attempts to live it out according to plan. Starring in this 2012 film are Eva Mendez as the mother, Cierra Ramirez as the girl in […]
What a Year for Woman over 40 and the Golden Globes
The Golden Globe nominees for 2014 were announced last week. It’s worth mentioning the number of names in the female categories that are women over 40. There were at least 2 of the 5 nominees in each category who are over 40. I have to confess that one of my favorites, Tatiana Maslany, is in […]
Review: The Hot Flashes
The Hot Flashes was directed by Susan Seidelman and stars a slew of women, chief among them Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen, Camryn Manheim and Wanda Sykes. That attracted me before I even had a clue what the film was about. It turns out The Hot Flashes is about the efforts of a group […]
Review: The Sapphires
The delightful film The Sapphires is based on a real group of Aboriginal women from Australia who performed soul music in Viet Nam in 1968 for the troops there.
Trailer for John Sayles Latest: Go for Sisters
Go for Sisters is the latest film from writer and director, John Sayles. The movie’s web site describes the story like this: Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) and Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) grew up so close people said they could “go for sisters”, but time sent them down different paths. Twenty years later, those paths cross: Fontayne is […]