Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Amanda Brugel

  • Pretty Hard Cases, cop dramedy with two women in the lead, season 1

    Pretty Hard Cases, cop dramedy with two women in the lead, season 1

    Pretty Hard Cases is a blend of cop drama and laughs in this Canadian series running as an original on Freevee. This review is about season 1. Season 2 is already available and season 3 is in the making.

  • Review: Workin’ Moms, seasons 1-3

    Review: Workin’ Moms, seasons 1-3

    Workin’ Moms is a half-hour Canadian comedy show about a group of moms. The first three seasons of the series are streaming on Netflix now.

  • Review: The Handmaid’s Tale, season 2

    Review: The Handmaid’s Tale, season 2

    I’ll say it right off the mark: I didn’t think season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale was as strong as season 1. I’m not sure I can pinpoint why, but I’ll offer several theories as to why anyway. You can join in with a comment if you think you have a better sense of why. […]

  • Review: Season 1 of The Handmaid’s Tale

    Review: Season 1 of The Handmaid’s Tale

    The Handmaid’s Tale was originally a novel from prolific writer Margaret Atwood. I read it about 30 years ago when it came out, but my memory is sketchy. My sketchy memory left me free to watch the new television series The Handmaid’s Tale with fresh eyes. This is a review of season 1.

  • Review: Room

    Review: Room

    Hearing about Room, even knowing that it garnered big awards and nominations, doesn’t prepare you for the exhausting impact of Room. It’s a stirring, emotional ride. Both Brie Larson as Ma and Jacob Tremblay as 5 year old Jack deliver inspired performances. In the first half of the film, we are in the room with […]

  • Watch This: Trailer for Room

    Watch This: Trailer for Room

    Room is based on a best selling novel by Emma Donoghue. The film stars Brie Larson as Ma and Jacob Tremblay as Jack. Here’s the synopsis. Room’ tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5 year old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma. Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself […]

  • Orphan Black: S3 E7 Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate

    Orphan Black, episode 7 of season 3, “Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate” is part thriller, part mystery and part slapstick. Most of the episode centers around Alison, (Tatiana Maslany, a multitude) Donnie (Kristian Bruun) and Felix (Jordan Gavaris) at a meeting for the school trustee election. Sarah and Helena Helena and Sarah are in […]

  • Orphan Black: S3 E3 Formalized, Complex, and Costly

    Orphan Black: S3 E3 Formalized, Complex, and Costly

    “Formalized, Complex, and Costly” is episode 3 of Orphan Black season 3. There’s a big reveal in this episode about the cloned boys and girls. Let’s start with Seth (Ari Millen, an army), cooling downstairs in Felix’s (Jordan Gavaris) apartment building. For some reason Rudy just leaves him lying there, so Sarah (Tatiana Maslany, a […]

  • Orphan Black S3 E2: Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis

    Orphan Black S3 E2: Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis

    Orphan Black’s “Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis” begins where the last episode left off, with Sarah (Tatiana Maslany, a multitude) still looking for Helena and the male clone Rudy, AKA Scarface, (Ari Mullen, an army) freed from his basement prison and on the loose with Seth, AKA Mr. Moustache. The time between episodes appears to be […]

  • Orphan Black: S3, E1 The Weight of This Combination

    Orphan Black: S3, E1 The Weight of This Combination

    Orphan Black kicked off season 3 with “The Weight of This Combination.” The ride was both delightful and scary. We begin mere seconds from where season 2 stopped. The Female Clones The episode opens with a 4 clone scene. It’s a candy colored world where a very pregnant Helena (Tatiana Maslany, a multitude) is surrounded […]