Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Diane Ladd

  • Review: Sophie and the Rising Sun

    Review: Sophie and the Rising Sun

    Sophie and the Rising Sun is set in South Carolina at the start of WWII just before and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. A Japanese-American man, Grover Ohta (Takashi Yamaguchi) is dumped, beaten and bruised, on a bench at a bus stop.

  • Review: I Dream Too Much

    Review: I Dream Too Much

    I Dream Too Much is a coming of age story about 20-year-old Dora (Eden Brolin). I almost abandoned the immature but charming Dora in the first few minutes, but I held on. I was rewarded with a good story. Minor spoilers ahead. 

  • Watch This: Trailer for Sophie and the Rising Sun

    Watch This: Trailer for Sophie and the Rising Sun

    Sophie and the Rising Sun is a tale of interracial love during WW II. As you know, after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entered WW II, American discrimination against anyone of Japanese extraction grew to a fever pitch. Most Japanese Americans were hauled off to internment camps. Flash forward 70 years, and… Read more Watch This: Trailer for Sophie and the Rising Sun

  • 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… Read more Watch This: Trailer for Joy