Claire Danes

Claire Danes and Zazie Beetz in Full Circle

Full Circle review: complex web of characters

Full Circle, a limited series on Max directed by Steven Soderbergh, brings a multi-level story from the past into the present when a 16 year old boy is kidnapped.

Claire Danes in The Essex Serpent

The Essex Serpent and the paleontologist who wanted it

The Essex Serpent was all over the place tonally. Parts of it felt like a horror story, parts of it were about an amazing woman ahead of her time, and parts of it were love story. The way people act out of ignorance and superstition when they fear the unknown created much of the action. Women’s autonomy was also key.

Maya Angelou, Winona Ryder, and Ellen Burstyn

Review: How to Make an American Quilt

I found How to Make an American Quilt, a 25 year old gem, on Netflix in a queue of films directed by women. I remember loving it, wanting more films like it, and holding it as an example of what I wanted movies to be. I decided to watch it again to see how it held up all these years …

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Connie Britton

The 2013 Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress

The 2013 Emmy Nominations were announced. The noms I most care about were in the Outstanding Lead Actress category.  Here are the nominees. Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in Bates Motel Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in House of Cards Elisabeth Moss as Peggy …

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