Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Jessica Chastain

  • Review: The 355, female action flick

    Review: The 355, female action flick

    The 355 is basic action flick like any other action flick out there, except the cast consists of Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Bingbing Fan, Jessica Chastain, and Lupita Nyong’o. That’s a difference worth checking out.

  • Review: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    Review: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye paints a portrait of the human person with strengths and weaknesses in Tammy Faye Bakker. With the help of some prosthetics and padding, star Jessica Chastain proved once again that she is capable of convincing an audience of anything.

  • Review: Ava

    Review: Ava

    Ava stars Jessica Chastain as an action hero. Despite the female star, the film is a very male ode to violence. The best thing about it to me was seeing Jessica Chastain kicking butt with grace. Many outstanding actors are in this thriller. The film is available to rent on Prime Video.

  • Now for an entirely unrelated rant

    Now for an entirely unrelated rant

    I’m working on a review of The Politician. Here’s a screen grab that I plan to use in it.

  • Review: Molly’s Game

    Review: Molly’s Game

    Molly’s Game from 2017 is streaming on Netflix and several other services. I watched it and I really enjoyed it! If you haven’t seen it yet, I suggest you take a look.

  • Review: Woman Walks Ahead

    Review: Woman Walks Ahead

    Woman Walks Ahead is based on a true story about New York City painter Catherine Weldon. She went to the Dakotas and painted a portrait of the Sioux Chieftain Sitting Bull. Parts of the story are true, parts are not. Overall I found the events improbable in the way they were told, but there’s no… Read more Review: Woman Walks Ahead

  • 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.

  • Review: Miss Sloane

    Review: Miss Sloane

    Miss Sloane is a story about guns and gun control. Only in the United States could a story like this be told. Every other country in the world has better sense where guns are concerned.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Molly’s Game

    Watch This: Trailer for Molly’s Game

    Molly’s Game looks like a female-powered delight. I’m ready to see it right now, but it won’t be released until November 22. Jessica Chastain plays Molly Bloom. The story is based on a real person, who seems exceptionally kickass.

  • Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife

    Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife

    I saw The Zookeeper’s Wife on opening weekend at the earliest matinee. The theater was packed! I didn’t hear any sobbing, but, frankly, I felt like sobbing uncontrollably several times during the film. That doesn’t mean it was a bad film. The Zookeeper’s Wife was a very good film.