Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Alysia Reiner

  • Orange is the New Black, season 6

    Orange is the New Black, season 6

    Orange is the New Black, season 6, starts after the riot of season 5. The way the government and prison authorities dealt with it was the focus of the season. Some of our favorite characters made it into Litchfield Max, while others were shipped off to distant prisons never to be seen again.

  • Review: Better Things, Season 1

    Review: Better Things, Season 1

    Better Things didn’t exist as far as I knew. I seldom watch FX so I hadn’t seen teasers for it. I kept hearing this name Pamela Adlon in connection with other things. I thought who the heck is Pamela Adlon? Then I read an ecstatic review of the first two episodes of season 2 of […]

  • Orange is the New Black Season 5: Thumbs Up vs. Thumbs Down

    Orange is the New Black Season 5: Thumbs Up vs. Thumbs Down

    Orange is the New Black season 5 was both an emotional thrill ride and a disappointment. I want to discuss my likes and dislikes about the latest season. This is not a detailed review. There might be a few spoilers along the way.

  • Orange is the New Black: Musings and Observations

    Orange is the New Black: Musings and Observations

    Season 4 of Orange is the New Black is on everyone’s mind now. I’ve barely had time to watch it all. This post collects some random observations and stray musings on season 4. It is not meant to be a review of the season, but there are some spoilers. 

  • Watch This: Trailer for Equity

    Watch This: Trailer for Equity

    Equity is written, produced, and directed by women. It stars women in powerhouse leading roles. Way to go, Equity. You have my attention. Billed as the first female-driven Wall Street movie, the film deals with women in a male-dominated profession. Lately there have been a spate of films about how greedy men caused the housing […]

  • On the Corrupting Influence of Power in Orange is the New Black

    On the Corrupting Influence of Power in Orange is the New Black

    Orange is the New Black mixes a lot of serious themes in with all the stories about individual lives and the comedy that the show uses to make its points. The Orange is the New Black theme I want to explore today is power and how it corrupts. Let’s explore this theme by looking at […]

  • A First Look at Orange is the New Black, Season 2

    A First Look at Orange is the New Black, Season 2

    This is my overall impression of season 2 of Orange is the New Black. I will talk about performances and high level story lines, without revealing big spoilers. More detailed discussions of particular episodes or events will come later after people have had plenty of time to watch all 13 episodes. I watched all 13 […]

  • Social Justice Issues in Orange is the New Black

    Social Justice Issues in Orange is the New Black

    I just can’t shut up about this series. There’s a lot in it to think about. Social justice, for example.

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