The Wife with Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce will be released in August. The Children Act, also in theaters in August, stars Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci in a legal drama. I’m combining these two teasers into a single post because of the fact that they are both movies for grown ups and feature outstanding women 40+ in the lead.
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Meditation Park is a lovely film from director Mina Shum, who also wrote the film. It’s about an older woman who learns to stand up for herself after two crises hit at the same time. Continue reading “Review: Meditation Park”
Jessica Jones season 2 was created by Melissa Rosenberg based on the Marvel comic of the same name. I’ll give you the high points from each episode. Beware the spoilers – it’s all spoilers ahead.
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Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, and Mary Steenburgen! Hell, I don’t even care what the movie is. Okay. The movie is called Book Club. It’s about a fairly stodgy book club that decides to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Book Club”
The Heart Guy is an Australian series called Doctor, Doctor by its Aussie creators. When it reached Acorn TV, where I watched it, it became The Heart Guy. This is a review of season 1 only. The series has two completed seasons with a 3rd on the way. Continue reading “Review: The Heart Guy (Doctor, Doctor), Season 1”
45 Years is a tale of broken hearts. Kate (Charlotte Rampling) and Geoff (Tom Courtenay) are planning to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary when a letter arrives that sets off tremors in both of them. Continue reading “Review: 45 Years”
Becks is a story about a musician who searches for love, struggles with life, and writes poetic, beautiful songs. It’s based on the life of Allyssa Robbins, who wrote the original songs used in the film. Continue reading “Review: Becks”
One Day at a Time, season 2, is a perfect example of a hard-hitting comedy series. It takes important issues and sets them up in a way that makes sense, makes incisive points, and makes comedy while doing it. One Day at a Time is complete excellence in every way. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: One Day at a Time, season 2”
Grace and Frankie tackled some of the realities of aging in hard-hitting ways in season 4, but the series still produced some wonderful laugh out loud moments without making fun of anyone. Grace and Frankie both survived the season with dignity intact. There are a couple of spoilers ahead, but nothing big. Continue reading “Review: Grace and Frankie, Season 4”
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is a science fiction anthology of 10 episodes streaming on Amazon. Instead of reviewing the anthology as a whole the way I normally would a TV season, I’ll briefly discuss each individual episode.
Various writers took the short stories of Philip K. Dick and made them into the individual tales of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. There’s no reason to watch them in any particular order. They all stand on their own.
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