Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Chris Cooper

  • Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood sounds from the title like it should be about Fred Rogers and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. It’s really about how Fred Rogers influenced the life of Esquire Magazine writer Lloyd Vogel.

  • Review: Homecoming, season 2

    Review: Homecoming, season 2

    Homecoming never really found its way in season 2. The best thing about it was Janelle Monáe as a strong-minded, powerful woman who gets her memory erased by a dose of the drug made in the Geist company. Janelle Monáe took hold of her character and made her real.

  • Review: Thousand Pieces of Gold

    Review: Thousand Pieces of Gold

    Thousand Pieces of Gold, newly restored in 4K and re-released after 30 years, is a wild west romance about Chinese immigration. It was directed by Nancy Kelly adapted from a fact based novel by Ruthanne Lum McCunn. Anne Makepeace wrote the screenplay. Pretty dang good women-cred for 1990!

  • Review: Little Women (2019)

    Review: Little Women (2019)

    Little Women was so rich, I wish I could watch it a couple more times before I write this review. There was everything Louisa May Alcott gave us in the book, with additions and modernized storytelling from writer and director Greta Gerwig. The film includes parts of Louisa May Alcott’s later work beyond the story… Read more Review: Little Women (2019)

  • Watch This: Trailer for Intelligent Lives

    Watch This: Trailer for Intelligent Lives

    Intelligent Lives follows the story of three three young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie. They challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.

  • Review: August: Osage County

    Review: August: Osage County

    There are many films that can make you feel as if you’ve been assaulted by life, by pain, by damage and abuse, by hurt. August: Osage County is one of these. It peers into the way abuse and pain carries down, almost intact, from one generation to the next. In this particular story, the damage… Read more Review: August: Osage County

  • August: Osage County is Full of Promise (Updated)

    August: Osage County is Full of Promise (Updated)

    August: Osage County is the most promising movie, story, cast, whatever, to come along in a very long time. It’s a family drama with many strong women called together by a family crisis at their childhood home in Oklahoma. It’s based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tracy Letts. Letts also wrote the screen play… Read more August: Osage County is Full of Promise (Updated)