Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Angelina Jolie

  • 5 Things I Loved about Eternals

    5 Things I Loved about Eternals

    Eternals is just another Marvel superhero story. Except it isn’t. It’s a little different and some of those differences really landed well with me. Here’s what I like about this Disney+ streamer.

  • Those Who Wish Me Dead: Angelina Jolie brings thrills and perils

    Those Who Wish Me Dead: Angelina Jolie brings thrills and perils

    Those Who Wish Me Dead is a pretty standard adventure tale with peril piled upon peril for the hero to overcome. Except, in this story, it’s a heroine – actually two heroines – who save the day. It’s currently in theaters and on HBO Max. The spectacular fire scenes would be amazing on a big […]

  • Review: Black Earth Rising

    Review: Black Earth Rising

    In Black Earth Rising, Hugo Blick’s 8 part mini-series on Netflix, we watch a metaphoric chess game taking place. Humans claim dominion over the game. They assume different roles on the game board, determined by greed or altruism, the quest for power, the quest for justice, the need to love or to hate. When the […]

  • 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, […]

  • Watch This: Trailer for The Breadwinner

    Watch This: Trailer for The Breadwinner

    The Breadwinner is an animated story, ostensibly for kids, although it’s rated PG-13. It’s the story of a young girl who disguises herself as a boy to help her family. It looks like a story about female empowerment that adult women will enjoy, too.

  • Review: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

    Review: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

    First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers from director Angelina Jolie is a child’s experience of the genocide in Cambodia during the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

  • Review: Difret

    Review: Difret

    In Amharic, the word Difret means courage. This film about a 14 year old Ethiopian girl and the young female lawyer who represents her tells a true story of courage and the right to be free.

  • Watch This: Trailer for By the Sea

    Watch This: Trailer for By the Sea

    By the Sea not only features the most beautiful people in the world, it looks like the most beautiful settings and images in the world. Written and directed by Angelina Jolie (or Angelina Jolie Pitt) and starring Angelina and Brad Pitt it looks emotionally powerful but tensely contained. This couple is emotionally distant but perhaps […]

  • AARP Interview with Laura Hillenbrand on Unbroken

    AARP Interview with Laura Hillenbrand on Unbroken

    The AARP Bulletin ran an interesting story with Laura Hillenbrand talking about her book Unbroken and her relationship with World War II hero Louis Zamperini. The book is being made into a movie, directed by Angelina Jolie. I thought this quote from Laura Hillenbrand from the AARP Bulletin article was worth repeating here. “I wanted […]

  • Watch This: Unbroken Trailer

    Watch This: Unbroken Trailer

    Unbroken is not the type of story I normally talk about here. My mission is to promote female driven entertainment. However, I have three most excellent reasons for being eager to see Unbroken. I read the book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. It was thrilling and inspirational and edge […]