Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Carrie Coon

  • Review: The Gilded Age, are we having déjà vu?

    Review: The Gilded Age, are we having déjà vu?

    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 […]

  • Review: Widows

    Review: Widows

    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.

  • Review: The Sinner, season 1

    Review: The Sinner, season 1

    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.

  • Review: The Post

    Review: The Post

     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.

  • Watch This: Trailer for The Post

    Watch This: Trailer for 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 […]

  • Review: Strange Weather

    Review: Strange Weather

    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.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Strange Weather

    Watch This: Trailer for 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.

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