Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Alice Walker

  • Review: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    Review: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    Chiwetel Ejiofor adapted the novel by William Kamkwamba telling this true story. He also directed and starred in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. It was his first ever directing effort. There are spoilers ahead.

  • Review: Sorry to Bother You

    Review: Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You is one crazy piece of theater. The crazy works. It delivers a powerful punch in an imaginative package. Written and directed by Boots Riley, this is a tale about class, race, greed, exploitation, and love.  Boots Riley is one of those fresh voices in American cinema people are always talking about.

  • 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: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

    Review: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

    First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers from director Angelina Jolie is a child’s experience of the genocide in Cambodia during the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

  • Wisdom Sharing: A Week with the Goddess Spirit

    Wisdom Sharing: A Week with the Goddess Spirit

    I spent last week at a conference in Ghost Ranch, NM. The conference, called Wisdom Sharing, featured Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem and Dr. Chung Hyun Kyung. The marvelous moderator, shown on the left above, was Dr. Melanie Harris. The location is stunning in its beauty and spirit. The women who were the star attractions were […]

  • Review: Beauty in Truth

    Review: Beauty in Truth

    Beauty in Truth, a film by Pratibha Parmar, is a documentary about American writer and activist Alice Walker. Predisposed to love it would be a good description of my attitude toward the film. I’m a lifelong admirer of Alice Walker. I have a tendency to finish her books and turn back to page 1 and […]

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