Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Alex Jennings

  • Short Takes on First Episodes

    Short Takes on First Episodes

    New series starting recently include This is Going to Hurt, Dark Winds, and Ms. Marvel. We’ve only seen one or two episodes of these new series so far, so I’m just going to share some initial impressions and ideas about them. They all seem promising to me.

  • Review: The Crown, season 2

    Review: The Crown, season 2

    The Crown season 2 is as lush and grand as season 1. It provides a view of the world in the late 1950s from inside the vulnerable but unbreakable British monarchy. Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the pitch perfect cast continue the story behind the facade. Peter Morgan, creator of […]

  • Review: The Lady in the Van

    Review: The Lady in the Van

    The Lady in the Van is a sweet comedy starring Maggie Smith as the lady in question and Alex Jennings as Alan Bennett and Alan Bennett. Alan Bennett is the real life playwright whose existence was invaded by a mysterious and eccentric lady in a van for 15 years. Alan talked to himself, hence Alex […]

  • Watch This: Trailer for The Lady in the Van

    Watch This: Trailer for The Lady in the Van

    The Lady in the Van stars Maggie Smith as a homeless woman, Mary Shepherd, who parks her van in a man’s driveway and leaves it there for 15 years. Alex Jennings plays writer Alan Bennett, the man whose driveway is appropriated. It’s based on a real story. The film is based on a play by […]

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