Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Alfre Woodard

  • Review: So B. It

    Review: So B. It

    So B. It is based on the best selling children’s novel by Sarah Weeks. It’s a tearjerker of a tale about finding your family and your place in the world.

  • Review: How to Make an American Quilt

    Review: How to Make an American Quilt

    I found How to Make an American Quilt, a 25 year old gem, on Netflix in a queue of films directed by women. I remember loving it, wanting more films like it, and holding it as an example of what I wanted movies to be. I decided to watch it again to see how it […]

  • Review: Juanita

    Review: Juanita

    Juanita is poetic justice in action because it’s about damn time Alfre Woodard had a starring role in a movie of her own. There are some spoilers ahead.

  • A Personal Manifesto

    A Personal Manifesto

    A couple of decades ago I realized everything in my life up to that point had been determined by men. I can hear my friend Denise shouting, “It’s the patriarchy, stupid!” That’s not it – at least not completely. The patriarchy is still with us. But inside my head, things have changed.

  • Review: Luke Cage, season 2

    Review: Luke Cage, season 2

    Luke Cage season 2 is a treatise on power. Who has it, who wants it, what it does to the people who have it, and what it does to the people who are stripped of it. Mike Colter is back as the bulletproof black man in a hoodie, Luke Cage. In season 2 he faces […]

  • Watch This: Trailer for Luke Cage, season 2

    Watch This: Trailer for Luke Cage, season 2

    Luke Cage, season 2, hits Netflix with a blast on June 22. Enjoy the first full trailer for season 2.

  • Review: Luke Cage

    Review: Luke Cage

    Sweet Christmas but Luke Cage is good. This Marvel comic book come to life is dramatic theater and thrilling action. It’s populated with thoughtful goodness and evil greed. It’s a love song to Harlem, black history, and black lives matter. There are some spoilers ahead, so beware.

  • Brain Dump: State of Affairs, Ghostbusters, After the Wedding, Five Days

    Brain Dump: State of Affairs, Ghostbusters, After the Wedding, Five Days

    It’s a brain dump day. Random stuff falls from my head in bits and pieces. State of Affairs Why do men married to powerful women always get portrayed in the media as whiney, needy irritations? A powerful man probably didn’t get where he is without a good spouse behind him. Why should a powerful woman […]

  • Brain Dump: Stalker, State of Affairs, Madam Secretary, The Fosters, Switched at Birth

    Brain Dump: Stalker, State of Affairs, Madam Secretary, The Fosters, Switched at Birth

    A brain dump is little bits of this and that. Excess baggage from my brain. If you have thoughts on anything I mention, please feel free to dump your brain in the comments. Stalker I’m happy to see that Stalker continues to mix it up between male and female stalkers and male and female victims. […]

  • Brain Dump: Elementary, The Fall, State of Affairs

    Brain Dump: Elementary, The Fall, State of Affairs

    Short thoughts on lots of unrelated media. That’s a brain dump. Elementary In Elementary, I like Watson (Lucy Liu) being off in her own place with a hunky guy in her bed. I’m not sure I like the flirty little outfits she’s taken to wearing. The clothes aren’t quite serious enough. Maybe the whole clothing […]

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