Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

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  • Review: Respect with Jennifer Hudson

    Review: Respect with Jennifer Hudson

    Respect is the second Aretha Franklin biopic I’ve seen. Although both cover many of the same events, this film is darker and grittier and stars Aretha’s own pick to play her: Jennifer Hudson. It’s available on Prime Video.

  • Review: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

    Review: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

    Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey brings music and magic to the Christmas season. The entire family can enjoy this musical with its steampunk gadgets, Victorian costumes, stunning choreography, and a message about believing in yourself. You’ll find it on Netflix.

  • Review: Sorry to Bother You

    Review: Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You is one crazy piece of theater. The crazy works. It delivers a powerful punch in an imaginative package. Written and directed by Boots Riley, this is a tale about class, race, greed, exploitation, and love.  Boots Riley is one of those fresh voices in American cinema people are always talking about.

  • Watch This: An Extended Trailer for Black Panther

    Watch This: An Extended Trailer for Black Panther

    Black Panther will be in theaters on February 15. This Marvel superhero flick has a fantastic cast.

  • Review: Arrival

    Review: Arrival

    Arrival fascinated and enthralled from the first moment. Everything about it was brilliant. I’m glad I went to see it on the big screen. I encourage you to do the same.

  • Review: Songs My Brothers Taught Me

    Review: Songs My Brothers Taught Me

    Songs My Brothers Taught Me features a cast of Oglala Lakota people from the Pine Ridge Reservation in a moving story about life on the reservation. It is chiefly about the lives of Johnny Winters (John Reddy) and his younger sister Jashaun (Jashaun St. John).

  • Watch This: Trailer for Arrival

    Watch This: Trailer for Arrival

    Amy Adams leads the cast for Arrival, coming to theaters in November. Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker also star in this thriller about the arrival of aliens on earth.

  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler is Powerful

    Lee Daniels’ The Butler is Powerful

    Lee Daniels’ The Butler is one of the most powerful films I’ve seen in a very long time. It’s like watching a newsreel of my own life. It is a newsreel of my own life. It was especially meaningful to watch it on Sunday as the nation remembered the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March… Read more Lee Daniels’ The Butler is Powerful