Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Jean Smart

  • Hacks, season 2, more delightful than ever

    Hacks, season 2, more delightful than ever

    Hacks. What can you say about a show as wonderful as Hacks? It’s funny, it’s charming, it’s truthful, it’s touching, it’s dark comedic perfection. Jean Smart is the ultimate perfection as the struggling comedian Deborah Vance.

  • Season 1 of Hacks brings Jean Smart back to comedy

    Season 1 of Hacks brings Jean Smart back to comedy

    Hacks, season 1, just finished its run on HBO Max. Season 2 was approved just as season 1 ended. In Jean Smart’s long career we’ve seen her do everything, but she hasn’t often been the lead character. In Hacks she’s running the show and her performance is absolute gold.

  • Mare of Easttown wows

    Mare of Easttown wows

    Mare of Easttown is a terrific WOW of a mystery series from HBO. The main cast is all women, each of whom delivers an award worthy performance. Series creator Brad Ingelsby crafted a mesmerizing script with real characters and an array of twists and surprises. I see the potential for several Emmy nominations for this […]

  • The weekly watch on HBO includes Mare of Easttown and The Nevers

    The weekly watch on HBO includes Mare of Easttown and The Nevers

    I’m realizing that I like binge watching something from start to finish. Waiting a week for a new episode of something I want to see is mildly annoying. Are you like that, too? Lately I’ve been devoted to two such shows on HBO: Mare of Easttown and The Nevers. Both release new episodes on Sundays. […]

  • Watchmen Brings Relevant Themes to Alternate Reality

    Watchmen Brings Relevant Themes to Alternate Reality

    I’m late to the party with Watchmen. I got HBO Max for Christmas and I’m catching up on all the good stuff that everyone else has already seen. The series is based on characters in a DC Comics graphic novel series. The heroes and the villains are all played by outstanding actors.

  • Review: Superintelligence

    Review: Superintelligence

    Superintelligence brings Melissa McCarthy to the center of an action comedy about the most average, ordinary person on earth. It’s streaming on HBO Max.

  • Review: Life Itself

    Review: Life Itself

    Life Itself is a multi-generational family drama full of love and heartbreak. It’s from writer and director Dan Fogelman, the creator of This Is Us.

  • Review: A Simple Favor

    Review: A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor is fun, funny, sexy, beautiful, surprisingly dark, and full of delightful performances. Paul Feig directed this romp through the suburban wilds of motherhood.

  • Brain Dump: Klute, Dirty John vs. The Color Purple, Ellen DeGeneres

    Brain Dump: Klute, Dirty John vs. The Color Purple, Ellen DeGeneres

    A few stray thoughts will tumble out of my head in this brain dump. Let’s spend a moment with Klute and Jane Fonda, Dirty John and The Color Purple, and Ellen DeGeneres Relatable.

  • The First Two Episodes of Dirty John

    The First Two Episodes of Dirty John

    Dirty John gives me the creepy crawlies. It is so uncomfortable to watch. I watched the first two episodes based on loyalty to Connie Britton, but the prospect of watching all 8 of the episodes in the first season of this tale doesn’t make me squirm with anticipation. More like squirm with dread. It does […]

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