Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Anna Torv

  • Review: The Daughter

    Review: The Daughter

    The Daughter is an Australian tragedy. It boasts a terrific cast. The film is based on The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen. Director Simon Stone worked on a production of The Wild Duck for the stage and reworked the story into The Daughter for this film.

  • Review: Mindhunter, season 2

    Review: Mindhunter, season 2

    Mindhunter, season 2, continues the real-life story of how the FBI worked to perfect the idea of suspect profiles in serial murder cases. Several famous cases were mentioned in season 2 including Son of Sam, Charles Manson, and 27 murdered black children in Atlanta. Almost all of the second half of the season was devoted […]

  • Review: Secret City, season 2

    Review: Secret City, season 2

    Season 2 of the Australian drama Secret City reached Netflix in the US recently. It was just as good as the first season, possibly even better because of the addition of a young, independent politician who stirred things up among the political old guard in Canberra. This review is fairly spoiler free.

  • Brain Dump: Secret City, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and Dietland

    Brain Dump: Secret City, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and Dietland

    This brain dump will regale you with thoughts on the Australian TV series Secret City, the documentary film Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and the AMC series Dietland.

  • Review: Mindhunter

    Review: Mindhunter

    Mindhunter, season 1, is a Netflix original. Set in the late 1970s, it’s about how the FBI began to develop a behavioral sciences division and look at the psychology of psychopaths and serial killers. These were early efforts to understand the criminal mind in days when the killers managed one-offs with a kitchen knife or […]

  • Fringe: A New Obsession

    Fringe: A New Obsession

    Fringe completed its 5th and final season earlier this year. There were 100 episodes in this Sci Fi drama full of parallel universes, strange beasts, and far out science – or “fringe” science – concepts. When it first came out, back in 2008, I watched a few episodes, but my attention was spotty. It was […]

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