Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: David Oyelowo

  • See How They Run, spoofing the whodunit

    See How They Run, spoofing the whodunit

    See How They Run is a whodunit that makes fun of whodunits – and Agatha Christie and writers and directors and actors and producers and even ushers. It makes fun of everything. You never know which timeworn whodunit trope will get satirized next. Plus, it is fun to watch just to see whodunit.

  • Review: Ten Percent, British remake of a French series

    Review: Ten Percent, British remake of a French series

    Ten Percent is a British comedy about theatrical agents. It’s based on the French series Call My Agent. The premise and characters are very much like their French counterparts, except the comedy and style have been made British.

  • Review: The Water Man, beautiful tale for young people

    Review: The Water Man, beautiful tale for young people

    The Water Man, David Oyelowo’s first outing as a director, is a PG rated story for kids. It’s part fairy tale, part quest, part fantasy and 100% heartwarming. You can watch it on Netflix.

  • Review: When They See Us

    Review: When They See Us

    When They See Us is the true story of the 5 Black and Brown teenagers jailed for raping a woman in New York’s Central Part in 1989. They were innocent and finally exonerated after spending many years in prisons.

  • Review: Queen of Katwe

    Review: Queen of Katwe

    Queen of Katwe is a fact-based story about a Ugandan girl who lifts her family from poverty by becoming a chess master.

  • Review: A United Kingdom

    Review: A United Kingdom

    A United Kingdom was beautifully, lovingly directed by Amma Asante. It’s based on a true story about an African prince and the Englishwoman he married. David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star.

  • Watch This: Trailer for A United Kingdom

    Watch This: Trailer for A United Kingdom

    A United Kingdom is the latest from director Amma Asante, who directed Belle. It stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike as Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana and Ruth Williams, his white English wife.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Queen of Katwe

    Watch This: Trailer for Queen of Katwe

    Queen of Katwe stars David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, and newcomer Madina Nalwanga in an uplifting tale based on a true story. A young girl who sells corn on the streets of rural Uganda is introduced to the game of chess and her world changes drastically.

  • Review: Middle of Nowhere

    Review: Middle of Nowhere

    Middle of Nowhere is the story of Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi). Her husband is in prison. Ruby is ready to attend medical school when he’s incarcerated, and she drops everything in her life to visit him and support his efforts for early parole.

  • Review: Interstellar

    Review: Interstellar

    Interstellar is a space adventure about time, space and the power of love to cross dimensions. The main character, Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is a pilot who sets off on a mission he believes will save earth and his two children. Mild spoilers ahead. The film starts on a dying earth subject to massive dust storms. […]