Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Alia Shawkat

  • Review: Being the Ricardos

    Review: Being the Ricardos

    Being the Ricardos surprised me. I expected it to be an imitation of I Love Lucy and it wasn’t. It was a behind the scenes look into a pivotal week in the life of Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) as real people. It showed them as the creative, intelligent, passionate, people […]

  • Review: Transparent: Musicale Finale

    Review: Transparent: Musicale Finale

    Transparent: Musicale Finale takes a grieving Pfefferman family on a journey toward healing with music, Jewish traditions, and some truly bizarre turns of fantasy.

  • Review: Duck Butter

    Review: Duck Butter

    Duck Butter is billed as a comedy, drama, romance. It’s only one of those things – a drama. It’s about an experimental 24 hours Naima (Alia Shawkat) spent with Sergio (Laia Costa) and how these two damaged women reacted to the intense relationship. There are spoilers ahead.

  • Review: The Intervention

    Review: The Intervention

    The Intervention features 4 couples in various stages of coming together or falling apart. They gather for a weekend with a crackpot plan to stage an intervention in the marriage of one of the couples.

  • Watch This: Trailer for The Intervention

    Watch This: Trailer for The Intervention

    The Intervention features a big ensemble cast in a situation likened to The Big Chill. Instead of a funeral, the motivation for this get together among friends is to suggest one of the couples get a divorce! That’s the intervention. 

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