Thrilled by my local library in #DirectedbyWomen month

When I learned about the #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party throughout September 2018, I went to my local library branch and talked to them. They have a lot of DVDs to borrow. They didn’t have them in the database with a category for the gender of the director. But they were interested in celebrating women directors. Continue reading “Thrilled by my local library in #DirectedbyWomen month”

Review: Silk, season 1

Silk takes us on a roller coaster ride with barrister Martha Costello (Maxine Peake) and the barristers, clerks, and juniors in her chamber. This very British legal drama is full of courtroom scenes and goings on in chambers, but doesn’t delve into most of the character’s personal lives. Continue reading “Review: Silk, season 1”

Watch This: Trailer for Where Hands Touch

Where Hands Touch, the latest from writer and director Amma Asante, tells the story of a bi-racial teen struggling to survive in Nazi Germany. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Where Hands Touch”

Review: Strangers, season 2

Facebook Watch series Strangers from filmmaker Mia Lidofsky finished up a second season with the lead character in a rather unsettled state.  Season 2 of this warm and clever comedy series is longer and better than ever. Continue reading “Review: Strangers, season 2”

Review: The Innocents, season 1

The Innocents in this tale of tragedy and woe are two teenage lovers, Harry and June. They run away to London to begin new lives away from their unhappy homes. Before they even got there, June suddenly shape shifted into a big hairy Norwegian fella named Steinar. Well, that was a problem. Continue reading “Review: The Innocents, season 1”

Watch This: Trailer for Intelligent Lives

Intelligent Lives follows the story of three three young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie. They challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Intelligent Lives”

Review: The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle gut punched me when I read it about 10 years ago. It’s now a film. As a film, it still conveys the emotional wreckage of a dysfunctional family upbringing in vivid ways. Continue reading “Review: The Glass Castle”

Brain Dump: Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the Emmys

Time to empty the head of TV trivia with a brain dump. This edition contains gems about Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the upcoming Emmy awards. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the Emmys”

Review: No Offence, season 2

No Offence, season 2, carries on with the same group of hardworking Manchester police we met in season 1. Joanna Scanlan as DI Vivienne Deering runs the place with somewhat unorthodox panache. The overarching crimes of the season involve young children stolen from the child welfare system and put to work in illegal ways. Continue reading “Review: No Offence, season 2”

Review: Like Father

Like Father is a heartwarming story about a father and daughter reconnecting 20 years after he abandoned her. It stars Kelsey Grammer and Kristen Bell. Continue reading “Review: Like Father”