Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Bill Nighy

  • The Kindness of Strangers moves slowly toward survival

    The Kindness of Strangers moves slowly toward survival

    The Kindness of Strangers is a slow moving story of one woman’s escape from an abuser. Zoe Kazan plays the woman. She took her two sons and fled in the middle of the night. What happened when she reached New York City forms the story. There are some spoilers ahead. The film is on Prime […]

  • Hope Gap stars a brilliant Annette Bening

    Hope Gap stars a brilliant Annette Bening

    Hope Gap tells of the breakup of a 29 year marriage. The script is an ear wowing flow of rhythm and poetry. Annette Bening as the wife, Grace, does an amazing job delivering on the poetry and pain of the story – she’s simply brilliant. You can see Hope Gap on Prime Video.

  • Review: The Bookshop

    Review: The Bookshop

    The Bookshop, from Catalan director Isabel Coixet, is so very, very English that the emotional life of the characters is buried deep. Almost no action and an unnecessary voice over explaining things make this an unusual but ultimately moving film.

  • Review: Their Finest

    Review: Their Finest

    Their Finest tells the story of Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) who struggles to write the script for a British propaganda film about World War II while living in London during the blitz.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Their Finest

    Watch This: Trailer for Their Finest

    Their Finest is a female driven story about a World War II script writer. Gemma Arterton plays copywriter Catrin Cole, who lands a job writing women’s dialogue for war films at a British ministry.

  • Surprise! Old People are Underrepresented in Film

    Surprise! Old People are Underrepresented in Film

    A new study from the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism provides the data showing what we all know already – older people are ignored, underrepresented, or trivialized in film.

  • New Previews for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    New Previews for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will release in late March 2015 in the US. I will be there, ready to be delighted by this wonderful cast and charming story. New in this edition of the story will be Richerd Gere, Tamsin Greig and David Strathairn. Still around are Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Tina Desai, […]

  • Dad’s Army Stirs Up the Folks in East Yorkshire

    Dad’s Army Stirs Up the Folks in East Yorkshire

    The original Dad’s Army was a BBC sitcom about the Home Guard during WWII. It broadcast on BBC television from 1968 to 1977. The new version of Dad’s Army is a movie, currently being filmed in East Yorkshire. The film will be released in 2015 and stars Sarah Lancashire, Catherine Zeta Jones, Emily Atack, Bill […]

  • Watch This: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    Watch This: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    I absolutely cannot wait to see The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The first one was arguably the best movie on planet Earth, and in 2015 we’ll have yet another best movie on planet Earth. Such riches. Among the riches: the best cast on planet earth, including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, […]

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