Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: J.K. Simmons

  • Review: Night Sky, family drama and sci-fi mystery

    Review: Night Sky, family drama and sci-fi mystery

    Night Sky intrigued me. It was about a happy older couple who shared a secret about an alien world. The human relationships in the story were warm and wonderful, even as the sci-fi aspects of the story were mysterious and largely unexplained. There are spoilers ahead.

  • Review: Being the Ricardos

    Review: Being the Ricardos

    Being the Ricardos surprised me. I expected it to be an imitation of I Love Lucy and it wasn’t. It was a behind the scenes look into a pivotal week in the life of Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) as real people. It showed them as the creative, intelligent, passionate, people […]

  • Review: Veronica Mars, season 4

    Review: Veronica Mars, season 4

    Veronica Mars, season 4, is available on Hulu. Creator Rob Thomas keeps the cast of characters true to their beginnings and puts them in the middle of a series of bombings in their small beach town. Over the years, so many people have cycled in and out of the cast of Veronica Mars. A Hollywood […]

  • Review: La La Land

    Review: La La Land

    La La Land opens with a reference to Cinemascope and closes with a reference to Panavision. Everything in between is a love story to the musicals of the past filmed in Cinemascope and Panavision.

  • Watch This: Two Trailers for La La Land

    Watch This: Two Trailers for La La Land

    La La Land premiers at the end of the month at the Venice Film Festival, so buzz about it will surely start then, but the film won’t be in theaters until December 16: your holiday musical. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone head up this film about an aspiring jazz musician and an aspiring actress.

  • Watch This: Trailer for The Meddler with Susan Sarandon

    Watch This: Trailer for The Meddler with Susan Sarandon

    The Meddler looks like a knockout. Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne as mother and daughter. Guess which one’s the meddler. Yeah, not too hard. Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, the film also stars Megalyn Echikunwoke and a Harley riding J.K. Simmons. A few other actors you may recognize in the film include Amy Landecker, […]

  • Review: An Invisible Sign

    Review: An Invisible Sign

    An Invisible Sign got terrible reviews from all the critics. And, as often happens, I love the very movie the critics hate. Spoilers ahead.

  • Review: Barefoot

    Review: Barefoot

    Barefoot can now be steamed from services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. It’s a rom-com starring Evan Rachel Wood and Scott Speedman, released in 2014. Spoilers ahead.

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