Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Brie Larson

  • Short Takes on First Episodes

    Short Takes on First Episodes

    New series starting recently include This is Going to Hurt, Dark Winds, and Ms. Marvel. We’ve only seen one or two episodes of these new series so far, so I’m just going to share some initial impressions and ideas about them. They all seem promising to me.

  • Review: Just Mercy

    Review: Just Mercy

    Just Mercy tells the story of Harvard law graduate Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), who went to Alabama intending to change things for the innocent men on death row. The film is based on true stories.

  • Review: Unicorn Store

    Review: Unicorn Store

    Unicorn Store bursts with a magical fantasy about finding yourself and growing up. It’s a work of visual art from start to finish. Brie Larson directed and stars in this fanciful tale of wonder.

  • Review: Short Term 12

    Review: Short Term 12

    Short Term 12 is an absolutely brilliant film from 2013 starring Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. If you haven’t seen it, I urge you to look for it on Amazon Video or one of your favorite streamers and give it a watch.

  • Review: Captain Marvel

    Review: Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel was a delight. It was fun and funny. The visual effects were stunning. It’s wonderful entertainment. Go see it. Looking for a woman reviewer’s opinion of this film? You just found one.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Captain Marvel

    Watch This: Trailer for Captain Marvel

    I’ve had more than one person accost me to tell me I how ignorant about some superhero or other because I hadn’t read the comic book. I’m confessing that I haven’t read the Captain Marvel comic books either. But I’m here for whatever Brie Larson is bringing forth in March of 2019.

  • Review: The Glass Castle

    Review: The Glass Castle

    The Glass Castle gut punched me when I read it about 10 years ago. It’s now a film. As a film, it still conveys the emotional wreckage of a dysfunctional family upbringing in vivid ways.

  • Trailers and News from Comic Con SDCC

    Trailers and News from Comic Con SDCC

    There is so much news and hype coming out of the San Diego Comic Con. I’m not interested in most of it, but I’m very interested in some of it. Here are some of the things I’m watching happen in San Diego. 

  • Review: Room

    Review: Room

    Hearing about Room, even knowing that it garnered big awards and nominations, doesn’t prepare you for the exhausting impact of Room. It’s a stirring, emotional ride. Both Brie Larson as Ma and Jacob Tremblay as 5 year old Jack deliver inspired performances. In the first half of the film, we are in the room with […]

  • Watch This: Trailer for Room

    Watch This: Trailer for Room

    Room is based on a best selling novel by Emma Donoghue. The film stars Brie Larson as Ma and Jacob Tremblay as Jack. Here’s the synopsis. Room’ tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5 year old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma. Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself […]

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