Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Angela Bassett

  • Review: 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. It’s streaming on Netflix.

  • A Personal 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 patriarchy is still with us. But inside my head, things have changed.

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

    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.

  • Watch This: An Extended Trailer for Black Panther

    Watch This: An Extended Trailer for Black Panther

    Black Panther will be in theaters on February 15. This Marvel superhero flick has a fantastic cast.

  • Broad Focus: It Works

    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 movies are the top five movies in ad-supported cable for women 25-49. They are: Alex… Read more Broad Focus: It Works

  • Watch This: Trailer for 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 violence in Chicago. Women living amid gang war force their desire for peace on their… Read more Watch This: Trailer for Chi-Raq