The Gilded Age, from the creator of Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes, follows a consistent pattern he established with the earlier series. Rich and privileged people who employ a bevy of workers to support their lavish lifestyles. While the British series was all about class, the American series is all about money and how long a person has had it.Continue Reading: Review: The Gilded Age, are we having déjà vu?
Widows is crammed with star power, blessed with an engaging but tricky plot, and is a paen to female empowerment. I was expecting lots of action from the women, but the story built slowly toward a few moments of action at the end. Continue Reading: Review: Widows
The Sinner stars Jessica Biel as a woman who commits a violent crime on a public beach. No one understands why she did it, including the woman herself. Continue Reading: Review: The Sinner, season 1
The Post taps into the modern political situation like it was 1971. I don’t know how filmmakers tap into the zeitgeist of a particular moment with films like The Post that take months or years to make, but they do it again and again.Continue Reading: Review: The Post
Are you old enough to remember The Pentagon Papers? Just in case that was before your time, they were 700 pages of secret government documents about the Viet Nam War. They made the government look very bad. Very bad. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star in The Post to tell the story of how those pages were published creating the biggest news story of the 1970s. Continue Reading: Watch This: Trailer for The Post
I wanted to see Strange Weather because I’m a Holly Hunter fan. I wasn’t disappointed by Holly Hunter’s performance, but it was the women around her who brought her back from the brink of her grief and into a semblance of acceptance. Continue Reading: Review: Strange Weather
Strange Weather stars Holly Hunter and Carrie Coon as a mother (Hunter) and her best friend who hit the road. The mother is searching to understand loss and grief over her son. Continue Reading: Watch This: Trailer for Strange Weather