Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: independent films

  • International Falls, another example of the value of indie films

    International Falls, another example of the value of indie films

    International Falls is a painfully tender indie film about a failing comic and a wanna be comic who meet in a hotel bar in International Falls, Minnesota. They spend two fateful days together. It’s one of those quiet stories that feels completely honest and real.

  • Review: What Lies West, check the map

    Review: What Lies West, check the map

    What Lies West is an indie film from first time director Jessica Ellis, who also wrote the film. The film is a bit rough around the edges and features unknown actors. At the heart, it’s a tender story about a 16 year old girl who finds a way to independence.

  • Review: Ma Belle, My Beauty

    Review: Ma Belle, My Beauty

    Ma Belle, My Beauty is an indie from writer and director Marion Hill. It’s a rare kind of relationship drama set in the photogenic French countryside. You can rent it on Prime Video.

  • Review: Definition Please

    Review: Definition Please

    Definition Please begins with a Spelling Bee and uses words and the spelling of words throughout. Young Monica becomes the National Spelling Bee Champion in 2005. Jump ahead to 2020 and Monica is still living at home and working tutoring gigs as she cares for her mother. Everyone agrees she’s not living up to her… Read more Review: Definition Please

  • Review: The Planters, oddest movie you’ll ever love

    Review: The Planters, oddest movie you’ll ever love

    The Planters is an eccentric indie movie made by two women working with no crew or help. It’s a story about socially lost outcasts who find each other and human connection. It’s streaming on Amazon.

  • The Killing of Two Lovers: Is Sepideh Moafi worth it?

    The Killing of Two Lovers: Is Sepideh Moafi worth it?

    The Killing of Two Lovers stars Sepideh Moafi, which is why I wanted to see it. The film about a separation between the parents of four children is told from the husband David’s (Clayne Crawford) point of view. It’s streaming on Hulu.

  • Level 16, obedience won’t save you

    Level 16, obedience won’t save you

    Level 16 is the last step before the girls in the boarding school where they’ve lived all their lives graduate to placements with good families. This independent Canadian drama is a mix of sci-fi and horror. Danishka Esterhazy wrote and directed the drama, which you can see on Netflix.

  • Review: No Ordinary Love

    Review: No Ordinary Love

    No Ordinary Love is a powerful independent film about two abusive marriages. This realistic look at spousal abuse is available on Prime Video for a rental fee. The film was written and directed by Chyna Robinson.

  • Really Love, a tender Black romance

    Really Love, a tender Black romance

    Really Love is a beautiful love story. The cast is all Black, as are the behind the scenes crew. Angel Kristi Williams co-wrote and directed. The writing, the camera work, the direction, and the actors all approached the story with tenderness and love. That’s conveyed back to the audience in this delicate and gentle love… Read more Really Love, a tender Black romance

  • Before/During/After, the story of a breakup

    Before/During/After, the story of a breakup

    Before/During/After tells the story of a breakup. It isn’t a linear storyline with the before, during and after sections neatly organized. They are all stirred together in a jumble. Still, it makes sense. This indie film is streaming on Prime Video.