Review: Shining Girls, carry ID at all times
Shining Girls stars Elisabeth Moss in another intense role that uses her talents in the best way. It’s full of psychological tension, some fantasy, some danger, and the thrill of the chase.
Review: The French Dispatch, a visual tribute to the written word
The French Dispatch, from director Wes Anderson, brings a sumptuous feast of visual images, coupled with an all star cast, to a tale about a magazine. The magazine is The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun. This American magazine, published in France, brought news of the world back to the homeland.
Random reflections on S4 of The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale, season 4, concluded on Hulu on June 15. It was a complicated storyline in 10 episodes. I’m going to hit some high points. Be warned, there are spoilers ahead.
Shirley is about Shirley Jackson and the year in her life when she wrote Hangsaman (1951). It paints her writing life as a Gothic tale of horror and madness similar to the novels and short stories she produced. Writing fiction is indeed a kind of madness as imagination takes over the writer’s waking life. In […]
3 Reasons to Hit the Multiplex in August
Coming to theaters in August are 3 films featuring diverse stories about women that are worth your time and dollars. They are After the Wedding, The Nightingale, and The Kitchen.
Brain Dump: Good Trouble, The Handmaid’s Tale, and A Private War
This and that about a few things today. I’ll mention Good Trouble, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the biopic about Marie Colvin, A Private War.
Some Thoughts on The Handmaid’s Tale, S3 Ep 1-3
Hulu released the first 3 episodes of season 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale in one drop. The remaining episodes will appear weekly on Wednesdays.
Time off for Thanksgiving? Here are some excellent viewing choices
With a long weekend coming up, you may have some free time to catch up on the TV. I’ve put together some ideas for you. The things I recommend are the best of the best of what I’ve seen among recently streaming choices. Hope you enjoy some of it. Have some ideas of your own […]
Review: The Free World
The Free World takes a dark and intense look at two broken people who find each other out of a love for dogs. Elisabeth Moss, Boyd Holbrook and Octavia Spencer play the major roles.
Review: The Handmaid’s Tale, season 2
I’ll say it right off the mark: I didn’t think season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale was as strong as season 1. I’m not sure I can pinpoint why, but I’ll offer several theories as to why anyway. You can join in with a comment if you think you have a better sense of why. […]