Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Jackie Cruz

  • Two interesting short films: Rosa and Beef

    Two interesting short films: Rosa and Beef

    HBO Max is showing a variety of short films directed by women now. I want to share two of them. Rosa is the longer at about 30 minutes. Beef is a mere 11 minutes. These films give you a preview of interesting women directors to watch for.

  • Review: This Changes Everything

    Review: This Changes Everything

    I know you’ve seen the statistics from This Changes Everything about the percentage of women in front of and behind the camera before. But This Changes Everything takes you inside the story. It lets in you in on the struggle to count the data, check the boxes, and fight the fight.

  • Orange is the New Black: Farewell and Goodbye

    Orange is the New Black: Farewell and Goodbye

    Orange is the New Black dropped its final season, season 7, on Netflix recently. I, like many others, devoted a good part of a weekend to watching the last ever episodes of this groundbreaking marvel of a television masterpiece roll by.

  • Orange is the New Black, season 6

    Orange is the New Black, season 6

    Orange is the New Black, season 6, starts after the riot of season 5. The way the government and prison authorities dealt with it was the focus of the season. Some of our favorite characters made it into Litchfield Max, while others were shipped off to distant prisons never to be seen again.

  • Orange is the New Black Season 5: Thumbs Up vs. Thumbs Down

    Orange is the New Black Season 5: Thumbs Up vs. Thumbs Down

    Orange is the New Black season 5 was both an emotional thrill ride and a disappointment. I want to discuss my likes and dislikes about the latest season. This is not a detailed review. There might be a few spoilers along the way.

  • Orange is the New Black: Finding a Balm for Your Pain

    Orange is the New Black: Finding a Balm for Your Pain

    Orange is the New Black season 4 puts viewers through the wringer. Abuse, murder, death, mental illness, surviving rape, corporate greed. It’s dark and horrifying. There are moments of hope, of light. There are ways of dealing. I thought it would good to end my series of posts on the latest season of Orange is […]

  • Orange is the New Black’s Damning Portrait of For-Profit Prisons

    Orange is the New Black’s Damning Portrait of For-Profit Prisons

    There are a lot of things wrong with the United States of America. The broken justice (injustice) system is one of the worst. In season 4 of Orange is the New Black, the for-profit aspect of that brokenness is explored in damning detail. Litchfield, a minimum security women’s prison, is turned into a battlefield with corporate […]

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