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 held up all these years later.

How to Make an American Quilt was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse. She’s also directed The Dressmaker, A Thousand Acres, Proof, and episodic television. For such a gifted writer and director, her resume should be 10 times longer than it is. That she managed to get this almost-all-women film made in 1995 is amazing.

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Brain Dump: The Connors, Supergirl, Murphy Brown

What’s new on the tube? I’ve been trying out some new shows and some old favorites. Here are a few thoughts on some of those shows. I’ll discuss The Connors, Supergirl, and Murphy Brown. Continue reading “Brain Dump: The Connors, Supergirl, Murphy Brown”

Roseanne is Back

Roseanne is back with the same cast members playing the same characters in the Conner family that we laughed with back in the 1990s. They’re all grown up and older, but are they any wiser? I thought the premier episode was true to the original and had a few good laughs. Continue reading “Roseanne is Back”