Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Ava DuVernay

  • Winding up season 1 of Naomi

    Winding up season 1 of Naomi

    Naomi on the CW is a superhero coming of age story. The superhero here is a high school junior beautifully played by Kaci Walfall. The casting in this series is inclusive and one of the best aspects of the series.

  • Review: DMZ, mothers and sons

    Review: DMZ, mothers and sons

    DMZ is a four part mini-series about a future where an American civil war has divided the country into two parts with Manhattan island isolated between them as a demilitarized zone.

  • Review: Dear . . . is short bios about influence

    Review: Dear . . . is short bios about influence

    Dear . . . is an interesting way to talk about lives and the influence they have on others. Two seasons of short films are featured. People talk about their lives and then read letters from people they have inspired or influenced. The people who wrote the letters are shown reading their own letters.

  • Review: The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

    Review: The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

    The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is as unique and unusual as the title hints it is. The subject matter, the writing style, the camera work – everything about this film breaks the mold. The Canadian indie is set in an unnamed city. There are spoilers ahead.

  • Review: Shine On with Reese

    Review: Shine On with Reese

    In Shine On with Reese, Reese Witherspoon interviews women who have achieved a great deal in a number of different fields. The women she talked with were smart and interesting.

  • Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now

    Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now

    Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now is a one hour interview show with numerous people involved in the 4 part series When They See Us.

  • Review: When They See Us

    Review: When They See Us

    When They See Us is the true story of the 5 Black and Brown teenagers jailed for raping a woman in New York’s Central Part in 1989. They were innocent and finally exonerated after spending many years in prisons.

  • Review: A Wrinkle in Time

    Review: A Wrinkle in Time

    I have a long history with the children’s story A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I’ve been excited to see the new Disney film based on the book directed by Ava DuVernay ever since it was announced.

  • 10 Great TV Series Directed Wholly or Partly by Women from 2017

    10 Great TV Series Directed Wholly or Partly by Women from 2017

    My standard disclaimer about top 10 end of year lists: there are many things I don’t see on TV because I don’t have the right channels or subscriptions. If I overlook your favorite, that may be why. Here are the best TV shows I saw in 2017 (even if they weren’t released in 2017).

  • Review: Season 1 of Queen Sugar

    Review: Season 1 of Queen Sugar

    Season 1 of Queen Sugar was outstanding, engaging, enlightening, and demanding. It ended with a cliffhanger that could mean huge changes in season 2.

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