Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Gillian Flynn

  • Review: Sharp Objects

    Review: Sharp Objects

    Sharp Objects is dark and progressively more frightening as the 8 episode HBO mini series rolls. It’s full of brilliant performances built around a slowly revealed mystery.

  • Review: Widows

    Review: Widows

    Widows is crammed with star power, blessed with an engaging but tricky plot, and is a paen to female empowerment. I was expecting lots of action from the women, but the story built slowly toward a few moments of action at the end.

  • Review: Dark Places

    Review: Dark Places

    Dark Places is a haunting tale about recovering from childhood trauma and the lingering seduction of evil. I give it high marks. The acting was brilliant from all the cast, particularly Charlize Theron and Christina Hendricks. The plotting and story details were original and fascinating. Spoilers ahead. The film was based on a book by… Read more Review: Dark Places

  • Watch This: Trailer for Dark Places

    Watch This: Trailer for Dark Places

    Dark Places looks intense and good. Based on a book by Gillian Flynn, the film stars Charlize Theron as Libby, the little sister of Ben, a prisoner played by Corey Stoll. Libby’s family was murdered when she was a child. Ben was convicted of the crime. A group of ex-cops called The Kill Club are… Read more Watch This: Trailer for Dark Places