Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Emily Watson

  • Review: Apple Tree Yard

    Review: Apple Tree Yard

    Apple Tree Yard is a BBC mystery series in 4 episodes. It full of psychological and suspenseful secrets and surprises. Emily Watson stars in a role that’s unusual for her to play. She’s brilliant at it. There are some spoilers ahead.

  • Watch This: Trailer for On Chesil Beach

    Watch This: Trailer for On Chesil Beach

    On Chesil Beach hits theaters May 18. It stars Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle as young newlyweds in a still to be sexually liberated time in the early 1960s.

  • Review: Oranges and Sunshine

    Review: Oranges and Sunshine

    In the 1980s, an English social worker named Margaret Humphreys uncovered a decades long government and church scheme to deport children. Oranges and Sunshine tells that story. The children, some as young as 3 or 4 years old, were sent to many countries, mostly Australia, where they were used as slave labor, abused, their stories […]

  • Review: Belle

    Review: Belle

    Belle tells the story of a mixed-race woman raised as an aristocrat in 18th Century England. The political overtones of the story are as relevant today as they were then.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Belle

    Watch This: Trailer for Belle

    Belle will be in theaters May 2. It looks good to me and has a terrific cast. The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw from Touch, Undercovers, and Larry Crowne. The film is based on a true story about an illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral who is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle. Also […]

  • The Book Thief Looks Good

    The Book Thief Looks Good

    The Book Thief looks really good! It’s based on Markus Zusak’s best-selling novel from 2007 and is about a young girl in Nazi Germany. She seeks refuge in stolen books while her family hides a young Jewish man in the basement. The film is directed by Brian Percival. It stars Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie […]

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