Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Amanda Marsalis

  • Invasion, what would you do at the end of the world?

    Invasion, what would you do at the end of the world?

    Invasion is a slow-moving sci-fi series about an alien invasion of Earth, and about what facing the end of the world does to human behavior. It had a large and diverse cast, was filmed in multiple locations, and generally showed high production values. Invasion was released in 2021 and is not the same story as […]

  • Winding up season 1 of Naomi

    Winding up season 1 of Naomi

    Naomi on the CW is a superhero coming of age story. The superhero here is a high school junior beautifully played by Kaci Walfall. The casting in this series is inclusive and one of the best aspects of the series.

  • Review: The Umbrella Academy, season 2

    Review: The Umbrella Academy, season 2

    The Umbrella Academy is SO GOOD in season 2. The pacing is perfect – never a dull moment. The special effects are well done. The music is wonderful. The twists and surprises are always fresh and never expected. The actors are brilliant. From start to finish, season 2 is a joy and a delight.

  • Review: Veronica Mars, season 4

    Review: Veronica Mars, season 4

    Veronica Mars, season 4, is available on Hulu. Creator Rob Thomas keeps the cast of characters true to their beginnings and puts them in the middle of a series of bombings in their small beach town. Over the years, so many people have cycled in and out of the cast of Veronica Mars. A Hollywood […]

  • Review: Queen Sugar, season 2

    Review: Queen Sugar, season 2

    Queen Sugar season 2 is now available on Hulu, which is where I watch it since I don’t get OWN. It was actually a great experience to binge the whole 16 episode season on Hulu, even though it took several days. The power, the impact, the brilliance of Queen Sugar just soaks into you when […]

  • Review: Echo Park

    Review: Echo Park

    Echo Park is Sophia’s (Mamie Gummer) story. We find her at a point in her life when she questions everything, she shakes up everything, and she turns a 180 on the way she’s been living. There are spoilers ahead.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Echo Park

    Watch This: Trailer for Echo Park

    Echo Park is  a romance between Sophie (Mamie Gummer) and Alex (Anthony Okungbowa, who also produced) in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The film is directed by photographer and first time director Amanda Marsalis. The brief film synopsis is, “Echo Park is a story of two people coming together across cultural economic and […]

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