Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Dascha Polanco

  • Review: Russian Doll

    Review: Russian Doll

    All the superlatives you’ve read about Russian Doll are true. It’s wild, inventive, unique, unexpected, deep, funny, and must see TV.

  • Casting Thoughts on Orange is the New Black

    Casting Thoughts on Orange is the New Black

    Orange is the New Black, season 6, had quite a turnover in cast. I want to comment on a few of the new additions.

  • Orange is the New Black, season 6

    Orange is the New Black, season 6

    Orange is the New Black, season 6, starts after the riot of season 5. The way the government and prison authorities dealt with it was the focus of the season. Some of our favorite characters made it into Litchfield Max, while others were shipped off to distant prisons never to be seen again.

  • Orange is the New Black’s Damning Portrait of For-Profit Prisons

    Orange is the New Black’s Damning Portrait of For-Profit Prisons

    There are a lot of things wrong with the United States of America. The broken justice (injustice) system is one of the worst. In season 4 of Orange is the New Black, the for-profit aspect of that brokenness is explored in damning detail. Litchfield, a minimum security women’s prison, is turned into a battlefield with corporate […]

  • Watch This: Trailer for Joy

    Watch This: Trailer for Joy

    Joy stars Jennifer Lawrence, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Elisabeth Röhm and Dascha Polanco. We’ve seen the names Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro together in films before and it has meant Oscar nominations for Jennifer Lawrence when we do. This film is her […]

  • 3 Themes in Season 3 of Orange is the New Black

    3 Themes in Season 3 of Orange is the New Black

    Season 3 of Orange is the New Black returns again and again to several themes. My big 3 are the difficulties of maintaining a family while in prison, the need for some sort of spiritual hope, and the need for love. If you haven’t watched all of season 3 yet, there are spoilers ahead. Parents […]

  • Orange is the New Black Season 3

    Orange is the New Black Season 3

    I just finished all the episodes of season 3 of Orange is the New Black. I’ll be writing about it in more depth, but I wanted to share some quick thoughts. Themes Season 3 could be subtitled “I need to be loved.” The sentiment was a theme in many of the episodes and back stories […]

  • Orange is the New Black Rewatch Binge

    Orange is the New Black Rewatch Binge

    June 12 and the release of season 3 of Orange is the New Black is just far enough away to let me rewatch the first two seasons in a cozy binge. This is what fascinates me: the series starts out with the main story being about Piper, the privileged white woman who ends up in […]

  • Some Interviews with Orange is the New Black Cast Members

    Some Interviews with Orange is the New Black Cast Members

    The cast of Orange is the New Black is busy doing publicity for season 2. There are interviews and talk shows and all kinds of press going on. I thought I’d collect a few of these videos right here for you to enjoy. If you an obsessed fan like I am, you probably enjoy seeing […]

  • A First Look at Orange is the New Black, Season 2

    A First Look at Orange is the New Black, Season 2

    This is my overall impression of season 2 of Orange is the New Black. I will talk about performances and high level story lines, without revealing big spoilers. More detailed discussions of particular episodes or events will come later after people have had plenty of time to watch all 13 episodes. I watched all 13 […]

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