Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Jane Fonda

  • Grace and Frankie, the final episodes, a loving farewell

    Grace and Frankie, the final episodes, a loving farewell

    The final episodes of Grace and Frankie were told with tenderness and affection. The two key relationships – Grace and Frankie and Sol and Robert – were written as the beautiful love stories they had always been. Everyone is getting older and that isn’t always roses and rainbows, but they age with love. Spoilers ahead.

  • Review: Dear . . . is short bios about influence

    Review: Dear . . . is short bios about influence

    Dear . . . is an interesting way to talk about lives and the influence they have on others. Two seasons of short films are featured. People talk about their lives and then read letters from people they have inspired or influenced. The people who wrote the letters are shown reading their own letters.

  • Review: Dolly Parton: Here I Am

    Review: Dolly Parton: Here I Am

    Dolly Parton: Here I Am is a biopic about the famous singer/songwriter herself. It uses interviews with Dolly and others to tell a story of who she is now and how she got where she is. My main impression after watching it is she is a tough, strong woman who knew from day one how… Read more Review: Dolly Parton: Here I Am

  • Short Takes on Grace and Frankie, Surreal Estate and Home Before Dark

    Short Takes on Grace and Frankie, Surreal Estate and Home Before Dark

    The surprise release of the first four episodes of season 7 of Grace and Frankie was a big hit this week. We are several episodes into the SYFY series Surreal Estate and I’m loving it more every week. Home Before Dark wrapped up season 2. Let’s look at each one by one.

  • Physical, episodes 1-3

    Physical, episodes 1-3

    Physical, a 10 part series on Apple TV+, released the first 3 episodes last week. Now it’s once a week until the final episode releases on August 10. Rose Byrne stars as an unhappy housewife in the 1980s who discovered aerobics classes just as videotape technology was about to disrupt the way we used our… Read more Physical, episodes 1-3

  • Review: Grace and Frankie, season 6

    Review: Grace and Frankie, season 6

    Grace and Frankie maintains its edge in season 6 with humor, the realities of aging, love, and friendship forming the base of the storytelling. Things have changed quite a bit by the end of the season. Season 7 is already set to deal with the new situations set up by season 6.

  • Review: Book Club

    Review: Book Club

    Based on the trailer for Book Club, I thought it would be a series of double entendres. Thank goodness it is more than that.

  • Grace and Frankie, season 5

    Grace and Frankie, season 5

    Grace and Frankie returned with a full-on “fuck it” attitude in season 5. They had to fight for their home and life on their own terms, but they made it happen. With Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie and Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen as their ex-husbands Sol and Robert, the storyline… Read more Grace and Frankie, season 5

  • Review: Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

    Review: Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

    Feminists: What Were They Thinking? takes a slightly different approach to the history of feminism. If you lived through the various waves of feminist thought, you aren’t going to see anything new, but you will see some new faces entering the discussion.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Book Club

    Watch This: Trailer for Book Club

    Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, and Mary Steenburgen! Hell, I don’t even care what the movie is. Okay. The movie is called Book Club. It’s about a fairly stodgy book club that decides to read Fifty Shades of Grey.