Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Benedict Cumberbatch

  • Review: The Power of the Dog

    Review: The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog, written and directed by Jane Campion, is assumed by many to be Benedict Cumberbatch’s film as he portrays a bullying, hypermasculine cowboy in 1925 Montana. Cumberbatch is terrific, I’ll admit that. But I think it’s Kodi Smit-McPhee’s film as Peter, the ‘Nancy Boy’ in the story. Hear me out.

  • The Courier: Nail-biting Cold War drama

    The Courier: Nail-biting Cold War drama

    The Courier is based on a true story about the Cuban Missile Crisis of the early 1960s that almost ended in nuclear war between America and the Soviet Union. Even though I lived through that time and was glued to the news about it, this is a part of the story I never knew. The […]

  • Review: Doctor Strange

    Review: Doctor Strange

    My reaction to Doctor Strange was mixed. It looked good in the previews, otherwise I wouldn’t have forked over enough money to pay for a whole month of Amazon Prime to go see it. I now know the origin story for Dr. Stephen Strange, which will be helpful in understanding future Marvel productions, so there’s […]

  • Review: The Imitation Game

    Review: The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing. Turing helped crack the Enigma machine, a Nazi encryption device. He developed a code breaking machine which has come to be known as the computer. Spoilers ahead.

  • BBC’s Clever Treatment of Previews for New TV Season

    BBC’s Clever Treatment of Previews for New TV Season

    Check out the BBC’s brilliant treatment of previews of the coming seasons for many of our favorite shows. Mixed among the previews are clips of shows from the past and present. I predict a rush to copy this style of preview sharing by all the networks. It’s a fantastic way to use the technology. They […]

  • Review: August: Osage County

    Review: August: Osage County

    There are many films that can make you feel as if you’ve been assaulted by life, by pain, by damage and abuse, by hurt. August: Osage County is one of these. It peers into the way abuse and pain carries down, almost intact, from one generation to the next. In this particular story, the damage […]

  • August: Osage County is Full of Promise (Updated)

    August: Osage County is Full of Promise (Updated)

    August: Osage County is the most promising movie, story, cast, whatever, to come along in a very long time. It’s a family drama with many strong women called together by a family crisis at their childhood home in Oklahoma. It’s based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tracy Letts. Letts also wrote the screen play […]

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