Review: Mrs. America, episodes 1-3

Mrs. America is the history of the struggle over the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s. The first 3 episodes dropped as a bunch on April 15, with the remaining episodes coming on Wednesdays until all 9 episodes have aired. The series runs on FX/Hulu.

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Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Where’d You Go, Bernadette is based on a novel I really enjoyed by Maria Semple. It’s impossible to have loved the novel and not be annoyed by the film.

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Review: This Changes Everything

I know you’ve seen the statistics from This Changes Everything about the percentage of women in front of and behind the camera before. But This Changes Everything takes you inside the story. It lets in you in on the struggle to count the data, check the boxes, and fight the fight.

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Watch This: Trailer for Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Where’d You Go, Bernadette is based on the 2012 best seller by Maria Semple. I absolutely loved the book and am wondering how in the world it’s been adapted into a screenplay.

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Watch This: Two Trailers for The House with a Clock in Its Walls

The House with a Clock in Its Walls looks like a total fun romp. It stars Cate Blanchett and Jack Black as a witch and a warlock in a big creepy house with a ticking heart. Continue reading “Watch This: Two Trailers for The House with a Clock in Its Walls”

Review: Ocean’s 8

I’ve seen the other Ocean’s movies. What I remember about them is there was a heist and the actors seemed to have a wonderful time. That’s also what I’ll remember about Ocean’s 8. There was a heist and the actors seemed to have a wonderful time. They had a good time, so the audience did, too. It was infectious. Continue reading “Review: Ocean’s 8”

Watch This: Trailer for Ocean’s 8

The Ocean’s 8 trailer is here! Just in case you don’t know what the Ocean’s films are about, here’s the synopsis for this version: “A criminal mastermind and seven other female thieves try to pull off the heist of the century at New York’s annual Met Gala.” Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Ocean’s 8”

Review: Carol is Brilliant

Carol was a simple story about two people falling in love. It was much more as well. It was a story about Carol (Cate Blanchett) and Therese (Rooney Mara) and the hidden look in their eyes, the hidden meaning in their touch, the hidden hope in their togetherness.

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Watch This: New Trailer for Carol

I’m way behind the times with this trailer for Carol. It looks like an emotional and possibly heartbreaking ride.

Carol stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in a story set in 1952 New York City. It tells the story of a young female clerk and her love affair with an older, married woman. Also in the film are Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler.

The film is based on a novel “The Price of Salt” by Patricia Highsmith. The screenplay was written by Phyllis Nagy. Todd Haynes is the director.

The film looks very stylish and moody and 1950ish, if there is such a thing as 1950ish. The publicity stills have been a love affair with Cate Blanchett’s face, so I expect lots of beautiful shots of her in the film.

Late November will be the release date. Adding to the excitement over the release, the film received rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival and at other festivals where it has appeared.

Watch This: Trailer for Truth with Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford

Truth is based on the real newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush’s military service. The subsequent firestorm of criticism cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers. The film is based on Mary Mapes memoir, “Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power.” She was one of the screenwriters.

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