Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Diane Guerrero

  • Orange is the New Black Season 5: Thumbs Up vs. Thumbs Down

    Orange is the New Black Season 5: Thumbs Up vs. Thumbs Down

    Orange is the New Black season 5 was both an emotional thrill ride and a disappointment. I want to discuss my likes and dislikes about the latest season. This is not a detailed review. There might be a few spoilers along the way.

  • Orange is the New Black: Finding a Balm for Your Pain

    Orange is the New Black: Finding a Balm for Your Pain

    Orange is the New Black season 4 puts viewers through the wringer. Abuse, murder, death, mental illness, surviving rape, corporate greed. It’s dark and horrifying. There are moments of hope, of light. There are ways of dealing. I thought it would good to end my series of posts on the latest season of Orange is […]

  • 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 […]

  • Orange is the New Black: Musings and Observations

    Orange is the New Black: Musings and Observations

    Season 4 of Orange is the New Black is on everyone’s mind now. I’ve barely had time to watch it all. This post collects some random observations and stray musings on season 4. It is not meant to be a review of the season, but there are some spoilers. 

  • Orange is the New Black: Pennsatucky and Big Boo

    Orange is the New Black: Pennsatucky and Big Boo

    Toward the end of season 2 of Orange is the New Black, we saw the beginnings of a friendship between Big Boo (Lea DeLaria) and Doggett, AKA Pennsatucky, (Taryn Manning). In season 3 it becomes an important relationship for both characters. Spoilers ahead. It starts immediately in episode 1 of season 3. Pennsatucky mourns all […]

  • 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 […]