Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Amma Asante

  • Review: Mrs. America, episodes 1-3

    Review: Mrs. America, episodes 1-3

    Mrs. America is the history of the struggle over the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s. The first 3 episodes dropped as a bunch on April 15, with the remaining episodes coming on Wednesdays until all 9 episodes have aired. The series runs on FX/Hulu.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Where Hands Touch

    Watch This: Trailer for Where Hands Touch

    Where Hands Touch, the latest from writer and director Amma Asante, tells the story of a bi-racial teen struggling to survive in Nazi Germany.

  • A Dozen Wonderful Films Directed by Women from 2017

    A Dozen Wonderful Films Directed by Women from 2017

    I always preface these end of year lists with a disclaimer. I don’t see everything. I don’t subscribe to everything and I don’t go out to the theater weekly. Nobody is telling me what to see or paying me to go see things. I’m just watching what looks good to me. So, with that said, […]

  • Review: A United Kingdom

    Review: A United Kingdom

    A United Kingdom was beautifully, lovingly directed by Amma Asante. It’s based on a true story about an African prince and the Englishwoman he married. David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star.

  • Review: Belle

    Review: Belle

    Belle tells the story of a mixed-race woman raised as an aristocrat in 18th Century England. The political overtones of the story are as relevant today as they were then.

  • Watch This: Trailer for A United Kingdom

    Watch This: Trailer for A United Kingdom

    A United Kingdom is the latest from director Amma Asante, who directed Belle. It stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike as Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana and Ruth Williams, his white English wife.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Belle

    Watch This: Trailer for Belle

    Belle will be in theaters May 2. It looks good to me and has a terrific cast. The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw from Touch, Undercovers, and Larry Crowne. The film is based on a true story about an illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral who is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle. Also […]