Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Jane Fonda

  • Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Talk about Female Friendship

    Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Talk about Female Friendship

    “Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin: A hilarious celebration of lifelong female friendship” is a TED Talk with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin discussing friendship with Pat Mitchell. Since so many of my top 10 picks for the year 2015 explore the power of female friendship, this conversation between them is especially relevant.

  • Reprint: A Good Year for Elder Actors

    Reprint: A Good Year for Elder Actors

    [This post originally appeared at Time Goes By, written by Ronni Bennett. Thanks to Ronni for allowing me to reprint it here.] Not infrequently, I grumble out loud around here about how few roles, especially major roles, there are in film for elder actors. Our generation doesn’t get much representation on what in our youth […]

  • 45 Years and Still Having Sex

    45 Years and Still Having Sex

    45 Years is a British drama about a couple preparing for a 45th anniversary of their wedding. Here’s the synopsis.

  • Actors on Actors -UPDATED

    Actors on Actors -UPDATED

    Variety has created a series of conversations called “Actors on Actors” that are fascinating discussions between peers. Most of them are a man and a woman. I picked these three to include here because both the conversationalists are women, but don’t overlook the others at Variety Studio: Actors on Actors. The women’s conversations are about […]

  • Review: Grace and Frankie Season 1

    Review: Grace and Frankie Season 1

    Grace and Frankie hit Netflix last weekend and I watched every episode. It was a bit uneven, but I loved it anyway. Spoilers ahead.

  • Grace and Frankie Coming in May – UPDATED

    Grace and Frankie Coming in May – UPDATED

    Grace and Frankie will release on Netflix on May 8. The new series stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston. With such a great cast, I feel free to expect great things.

  • Sundance: She is a Best Director

    Sundance: She is a Best Director

    Here’s a video from the Sundance Institute in which filmmakers including Jane Fonda, Greta Gerwig, Kristen Wiig, Lesley Headland, Mindy Kaling, Ava DuVernay and others discuss the importance of female voices. I found it interesting and inspiring.

  • Watch a clip from Jane

    Watch a clip from Jane

    Jane, a 57 minute documentary from Sundance Doc Club, is about the young Jane Fonda. You can watch it in full at docclub.com, but here’s a clip to let you know more about what you’ll be seeing. The doc shows Jane Fonda rehearsing for a starring role in a Broadway play. When the play opens […]

  • Review: This is Where I Leave You

    Review: This is Where I Leave You

    This is Where I Leave You is so rich and messy and complicated, I won’t even try to give you the details of the story. You get the basic story watching the trailer, which is that a family comes together to sit shiva for 7 days because of the death of the father.

  • Brain Dump: Short Thoughts on Movies and TV

    Brain Dump: Short Thoughts on Movies and TV

    I’ve had many pop culture thoughts that I’ve neglected to actually write down in the last few weeks. It’s time for a brain dump. Movies I absolutely loved Peace, Love and Misunderstanding! This 2011 indie film was directed by Bruce Beresford. It starred Jane Fonda as an aging, free-spirited hippie and Catherine Keener as her […]

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