Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

  • Surface, episodes 1-3, a great beginning

    Surface, episodes 1-3, a great beginning

    Surface is a thriller/mystery starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The first 3 episodes were released on premier day (7/29/22), with more to come weekly. First let me say Surface looks super good. Secondly, it makes me mad as hell that we have to wait weeks to reach the resolution of this story. I am so hooked on… Read more Surface, episodes 1-3, a great beginning

  • Review: Summerland

    Review: Summerland

    Summerland tells a lesbian love story that segues into a tale about how the British protected their children from the Blitz during World War II. You feel the female gaze in this story, which was written and directed by Jessica Swale.

  • Review: Fast Color

    Review: Fast Color

    I absolutely loved Fast Color! I loved the actors, I loved the plot, I loved the ending. I love the premise that Black women have the power to save the world. Fast Color is available on Amazon Video. If you haven’t seen it you really must watch it.

  • Review: A Wrinkle in Time

    Review: A Wrinkle in Time

    I have a long history with the children’s story A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I’ve been excited to see the new Disney film based on the book directed by Ava DuVernay ever since it was announced.

  • Review: Irreplaceable You

    Review: Irreplaceable You

    Irreplaceable You begins in the cemetery where Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is buried. In a voice over, Abbie explains her story. It began when she and Sam (Michiel Huisman) were 8 years old. They’d been together ever since.

  • Review: Miss Sloane

    Review: Miss Sloane

    Miss Sloane is a story about guns and gun control. Only in the United States could a story like this be told. Every other country in the world has better sense where guns are concerned.

  • 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 Miss Sloane

    Watch This: Trailer for Miss Sloane

    Jessica Chastain stars in Miss Sloane, a political drama about a powerful Washington lobbyist. The story deals with gun control lobbying, a topic the creators thought would be important in the election. The election turned out differently from what anyone expected, but that’s no reason to stop celebrating what looks like a boffo performance from… Read more Watch This: Trailer for Miss Sloane

  • Review: Larry Crowne

    Review: Larry Crowne

    I saw Larry Crowne back in 2011 when it was first released. I remembered enjoying it. When it showed up on Netflix I watched it again. I enjoyed it just as much the second time.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Free State of Jones

    Watch This: Trailer for Free State of Jones

    Free State of Jones is an epic tale of rebellion in Mississippi during the Civil War. It stars Matthew McConaughey. This film caught my eye when I saw it also starred Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Keri Russell. The more I learned about Free State of Jones, the more interested I became. It’s a fascinating story that still reverberates… Read more Watch This: Trailer for Free State of Jones