Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: documentary

  • The Last Movie Stars, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

    The Last Movie Stars, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

    The Last Movie Stars from director Ethan Hawke is a love letter to two Hollywood icons, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. But it’s more than an exploration of this famous couple and their lives together. It’s a look at Hollywood history for the last 60 or 70 years, crammed with stars from both then and… Read more The Last Movie Stars, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

  • Review: Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story

    Review: Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story

    Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story, a documentary from director Laura Fairrie, tells the story of the remarkable success of writer Jackie Collins. With material from her childhood on up, we see how the writer turned herself into a media mogul and a worldwide phenomena. Watch the film on Netflix.

  • P!nk All I Know So Far is fearless and personal

    P!nk All I Know So Far is fearless and personal

    P!nk All I Know so Far is a documentary about the tour and behind the scenes action with her family that lead up to P!nk’s first Wembley Stadium performance in 2019. As P!nk herself put it, “It’s a concert, it’s a tour, but it’s also the story of our life.”

  • Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now

    Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now

    Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now is a one hour interview show with numerous people involved in the 4 part series When They See Us.

  • Review: Ask Dr. Ruth

    Review: Ask Dr. Ruth

    Ask Dr. Ruth tells the biographical story of Ruth Westheimer. She’s closing in on her 90th birthday in this documentary, and still publishing books about sex. You can see this fascinating woman’s story on Hulu.

  • 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: Street Food

    Review: Street Food

    Street Food is a Netflix original series looking at the history and traditions of street food all over Asia. Hungry? This series will make you feel that way!

  • Review: Chavela

    Review: Chavela

    Chavela is an inspiring documentary about the life of the famous Costa Rican-born Mexican singer Chavela Vargas. She died in 2012 at the age of 93 after a tempestuous, rebellious, lifetime filled with songs, love, and loneliness.

  • Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII

    Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII

    I learned about the documentary Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII from being on Twitter at the right moment to catch a tweet in a conversation about Black History Month from my BlogHer friend Kim Pearson.

  • Review: Letters from Baghdad

    Review: Letters from Baghdad

    I was eager to see Letters from Baghdad on PBS. It told the story of Gertrude Bell, an amazing and intrepid English woman who helped set the course of the Middle East a century ago.