Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Chiwetel Ejiofor

  • Review: The Old Guard

    Review: The Old Guard

    The Old Guard is an action-packed fantasy about immortal heroes starring Charlize Theron. It . . . wait. Stop. You had me at Charlize Theron. Oh, okay . . . might as well tell you more.

  • Review: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    Review: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    Chiwetel Ejiofor adapted the novel by William Kamkwamba telling this true story. He also directed and starred in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. It was his first ever directing effort. There are spoilers ahead.

  • Review: Mind Games

    Review: Mind Games

    Mind Games is a 2001 film from the UK starring Fiona Shaw as a criminal profiler. It is currently streaming on AcornTV. It’s a fun blast from the past and one of the few films I’ve seen with Fiona Shaw as the starring character.

  • Review: Secret in Their Eyes

    Review: Secret in Their Eyes

    Secret in their Eyes is a 2015 film that recently appeared on Netflix. It has a stellar cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts.

  • Review: Doctor Strange

    Review: Doctor Strange

    My reaction to Doctor Strange was mixed. It looked good in the previews, otherwise I wouldn’t have forked over enough money to pay for a whole month of Amazon Prime to go see it. I now know the origin story for Dr. Stephen Strange, which will be helpful in understanding future Marvel productions, so there’s […]

  • Review: Z for Zachariah

    Review: Z for Zachariah

    Z for Zachariah is a 2015 film about the meager remains of life after a nuclear disaster that is never explained. The film stars Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine. These 3 make up the entire cast.

  • Review: Dancing on the Edge

    Review: Dancing on the Edge

    Dancing on the Edge is a British mini-series from 2013. Set in 1930s London, the series is about a black jazz band that becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of London. 

  • Preview: Half of a Yellow Sun

    Preview: Half of a Yellow Sun

    One of the greatest living writers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of Half of a Yellow Sun, as well as Purple Hibiscus, and most recently, Americanah. If you have not read her books, I urge you to give them a reading. Half of a Yellow Sun has been adapted into a movie. It’s a […]

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