Review: The Starling, in which Melissa McCarthy gets serious
The Starling needs a pro vs. con scoresheet for its uneven story. The pros come in the form of a really lovely cast who make the material as good as possible. The cons are that the story is overly sentimental and employs knock-you-over-the-head symbolism to tell the tale. It’s streaming on Netflix. There is a […]
The Crimson Petal and the White shows the horrors of 1870s London
The Crimson Petal and the White is a four part mini series from 2011, now streaming on Acorn TV. It’s set in 1870s London at a time when women, whether prostitutes or well-married ladies, had few options and fewer freedoms.
Review: Juliet, Naked
Juliet, Naked is a delightful film. I hesitate to to label it a romcom, because it turns all the romcom tropes upside down. But it is a love story. Perhaps it’s more correctly a love story about a woman who learns to love who she is and honor herself. There are spoilers ahead, but not […]
Watch This: Trailer for Molly’s Game
Molly’s Game looks like a female-powered delight. I’m ready to see it right now, but it won’t be released until November 22. Jessica Chastain plays Molly Bloom. The story is based on a real person, who seems exceptionally kickass.
Review: The Incredible Jessica James
Having a bad day? Watch The Incredible Jessica James. Exhausted by the news? Watch The Incredible Jessica James. Feeling depleted and in need of a jolt of creativity? Watch The Incredible Jessica James.
Watch This: Trailer for The Incredible Jessica James
The Incredible Jessica James is a Netflix original movie. It premiers July 28. The heroine of The Incredible Jessica James is freaking dope and it looks like the whole movie will be freaking dope, too.
Review: St. Vincent
St. Vincent is one of those feel-good movies where you cry a little at the end but everything works out fine. I love that kind of stuff, so I enjoyed watching this movie get there. Plus, it has a fantastic cast and boasts outstanding performances from all of them.
Review: The Sapphires
The delightful film The Sapphires is based on a real group of Aboriginal women from Australia who performed soul music in Viet Nam in 1968 for the troops there.