Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Amy Poehler

  • Lucy and Desi is a loving tribute to the world famous entertainers

    Lucy and Desi is a loving tribute to the world famous entertainers

    Lucy and Desi, from director Amy Poehler, is a look at the entire life stories of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. It tells about their early lives, their marriage, their business empire, and their influence on television and American culture.

  • Moxie is a Riot grrrl scene do-over

    Moxie is a Riot grrrl scene do-over

    Moxie is an attempt to bring the Riot grrrl feminist scene into the present with more intersectionality, more social media, and a dash of #TimesUp. It doesn’t succeed 100%, but it’s a celebration of women power that is easy to enjoy. It’s streaming on Netflix.

  • Review: Wine Country

    Review: Wine Country

    Wine Country is hilarious and heartfelt. Six old friends go to Napa for a 50th birthday celebration and things happen that set off memories, old resentments, new worries, and cement friendships.

  • Review: Russian Doll

    Review: Russian Doll

    All the superlatives you’ve read about Russian Doll are true. It’s wild, inventive, unique, unexpected, deep, funny, and must see TV.

  • Watch This: Sisters Featurettes, Trailers and First Looks

    Watch This: Sisters Featurettes, Trailers and First Looks

    Sisters is coming! December 18! Tina Fey. Amy Poehler. Maya Rudolph. Run, don’t walk to your nearest multiplex to watch this film! You want more funny people? Those three aren’t enough? Cripes. Okay, here they are: John Cena, John Leguizamo, Ike Barinholtz, James Brolin, Kate McKinnon, Madison Davenport, Adrian Martinez, Dianne Wiest, Heather Matarazzo and […]

  • Watch This: Inside Out

    Watch This: Inside Out

    Watch a few seconds of trailer for Inside Out coming from Pixar next year. You have to wade past some bragging first. Inside Out is Pixar’s second film with a female protagonist. Maybe they learned something from Brave after all. A few of the voices involved in Inside Out include Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis […]

  • Amy Poehler and Natasha Lyonne and Old People: I’m Excited

    Amy Poehler and Natasha Lyonne and Old People: I’m Excited

    The news is that Amy Poehler received the go ahead for a new comedy on NBC, tentatively called Old Soul. The series will star Orange is the New Black sensation Natasha Lyonne as a young woman working as an aide to a group of old people. According to this report in Deadline,  “This show, hopefully, […]

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