Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Dolly Parton

  • Grace and Frankie, the final episodes, a loving farewell

    Grace and Frankie, the final episodes, a loving farewell

    The final episodes of Grace and Frankie were told with tenderness and affection. The two key relationships – Grace and Frankie and Sol and Robert – were written as the beautiful love stories they had always been. Everyone is getting older and that isn’t always roses and rainbows, but they age with love. Spoilers ahead.

  • Julia, episode 5, “Crepes Suzette”

    Julia, episode 5, “Crepes Suzette”

    Julia, episode 5, “Crepes Suzette” happened to be released during the same week as the finale of Killing Eve. Instead of recapping or reviewing the episode, I’m going to look at some parallels between the two TV shows and their respective casts.

  • Review: Dolly Parton: Here I Am

    Review: Dolly Parton: Here I Am

    Dolly Parton: Here I Am is a biopic about the famous singer/songwriter herself. It uses interviews with Dolly and others to tell a story of who she is now and how she got where she is. My main impression after watching it is she is a tough, strong woman who knew from day one how […]

  • Review: Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings

    Review: Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings

    Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings is a set of 8 stories based on songs from Dolly Parton’s past. The stories are unrelated and can be watched in any order. All of them are stories about love and faith and do indeed tug at the heartstrings.

  • Review: Shine On with Reese

    Review: Shine On with Reese

    In Shine On with Reese, Reese Witherspoon interviews women who have achieved a great deal in a number of different fields. The women she talked with were smart and interesting.

  • Review: Dumplin’

    Review: Dumplin’

    Female powered Dumplin’ is about body image and loving who you are. Produced by and starring Jennifer Aniston as a woman who lives for beauty pageants. She has a plus size daughter Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald) who shakes up her world.

  • Review: The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom

    Review: The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom

    The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom is such a catchy title, I couldn’t resist giving the film a try. It was charming and touching and quite satisfying. The 2012 Canadian film was written and directed by Tara Johns, who said that the idea for the story came from her mother’s relationship with Joni Mitchell. […]

  • Grace and Frankie Coming in May – UPDATED

    Grace and Frankie Coming in May – UPDATED

    Grace and Frankie will release on Netflix on May 8. The new series stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston. With such a great cast, I feel free to expect great things.