Angela Bassett

Millie Bobby Brown in Damsel

Damsel review, kindness is everything

Damsel was disappointing to me. I love an ass kicking heroine more than anything, but reached the end of this film not feeling very enthusiastic about it. However, I think young girls looking for a worthy role model who’s smart […]

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Anglea Bassett in Black Panther

MPower: Marvel celebrates its women superheroes

MPower is Marvel taking a look at the women superheroes in numerous Marvel movies and TV shows. It doesn’t detail every woman superhero in the Marvel universe in just 4 episodes, but touches on several.

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Letitia Wright in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, feel the love

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was released by Disney+ on the first day of Black History Month. Certainly nothing calculated about that move, right? I was happy for the chance to see it, however. It’s a beautiful film, gloriously beautiful, and

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Lena Headey and Karen Gillan in Gunpowder Milkshake

Review: Gunpowder Milkshake

Gunpowder Milkshake is like a hundred other films you’ve seen where dozens of men get killed in dozens of creative ways by only a few heroic characters. This film fits that genre. With one exception. The heroic characters are women.

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A manifesto

A Personal Manifesto

A couple of decades ago I realized everything in my life up to that point had been determined by men. I can hear my friend Denise shouting, “It’s the patriarchy, stupid!” That’s not it – at least not completely. The

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Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, Aisha Hinds, and Oliver Stark in 9-1-1

5 Things to Love about 9-1-1 on Fox

9-1-1 is an excellent new show from Fox. It’s about 9-1-1 operators, paramedics, firefighters, and police officers who deal with life-threatening situations. I’ve thought about why I like it so much and decided a list is in order.

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Broad Focus women directors

Broad Focus: It Works

Several months ago, Lifetime TV announced Broad Focus, an effort to put more women in all sorts of positions behind the camera as directors, producers, writers, and content developers. Lifetime recently announced how well it’s working. Five of those Lifetime

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Teyonah Parris in Chi-Raq

Watch This: Trailer for Chi-Raq

Amazon Studios first effort at a movie released to theaters is Chi-Raq, an adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes. It’s one of the oldest female-power stories in our culture, this time set against the backdrop of gang

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