Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Holland Taylor

  • The Chair, good but not great

    The Chair, good but not great

    The Chair has a terrific cast with Sandra Oh and Jay Duplass leading a large group of excellent actors. This Netflix dramedy was full of good performances that couldn’t quite pull the 6 episode series over the line into greatness. It was good. It was enjoyable. But not great.

  • The Stand In: A meditation on fame and celebrity

    The Stand In: A meditation on fame and celebrity

    The Stand In starring Drew Barrymore in two distinct roles examines the horrors and the benefits of being famous. It appears to be a comedy from the trailer, but it is definitely not funny.

  • Review: Hollywood

    Review: Hollywood

    Hollywood is about rewriting the story of Hollywood by going back 80 years and re-imagining everything. Set in the 1940s, the series creates a new history for Hollywood that includes people of color, out gay men, and women bosses.

  • Review: To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

    Review: To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

    To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, a teen romance starring Noah Centineo and Lana Condor, deals with the struggles and uncertainties of dating when you’re 16 years old.

  • Review: How to Make an American Quilt

    Review: How to Make an American Quilt

    I found How to Make an American Quilt, a 25 year old gem, on Netflix in a queue of films directed by women. I remember loving it, wanting more films like it, and holding it as an example of what I wanted movies to be. I decided to watch it again to see how it […]

  • Review: Gloria Bell

    Review: Gloria Bell

    Before I get into the review of Gloria Bell, let me tell you a story. I’ve been a member of AARP for a few decades now – joined up when I turned 45. They’ve always had a feature called Movies for Grownups within AARP. Lately they’ve started taking movies for grownups on the road with […]

  • Brain Dump: Better Things, Good Girls, and Crazy Rich Asians

    Brain Dump: Better Things, Good Girls, and Crazy Rich Asians

    Today’s quick takes on TV shows will include Better Things and Good Girls, as well as a few thoughts on the film Crazy Rich Asians.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Gloria Bell

    Watch This: Trailer for Gloria Bell

    Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s Spanish language hit Gloria is reborn as an English language indie with Julianne Moore in the lead role. The English version is called Gloria Bell.

  • The L Word Opening Credits (Season Five)

    The L Word Opening Credits (Season Five)

    Recapping season 5 of The L Word using nothing to tell the story but the opening credits. That’s what’s happening right here.

  • The L Word Opening Credits (Season Two)

    The L Word Opening Credits (Season Two)

    The regular cast for season 2, in each episode: Jennifer Beals: Bette Porter Leisha Hailey: Alice Pieszecki Laurel Holloman: Tina Kennard Mia Kirshner: Jenny Schecter Katherine Moennig: Shane McCutcheon Pam Grier: Kit Porter Rachel Shelley: Helena Peabody Erin Daniels: Dana Fairbanks Eric Mabius: Tim Haspeth Sarah Shahi: Carmen de la Pica Morales Take a good […]

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