Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Joanna Scanlan

  • Is there a new heroine in season 2 of Gentleman Jack?

    Is there a new heroine in season 2 of Gentleman Jack?

    As I watched the final episode of season 2 of Gentleman Jack I was struck by how much had happened to Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) and Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle) since the start of their marriage. This real life 1830s lesbian couple did not have an easy adjustment to being together.

  • Review: The Accident

    Review: The Accident

    Sarah Lancashire, Joanna Scanlan, and Sidse Babett Knudsen star in The Accident, the final series in a trilogy by writer Jack Thorne. A lot of vocal Brits on Twitter hated it when it aired on Channel 4 in the UK. I found it gripping, complex and nuanced.

  • Watch This: Trailer for The Accident

    Watch This: Trailer for The Accident

    The Accident stars Sarah Lancashire and a brilliant cast of others in a drama about a tragedy that hits a Welsh community.

  • Review: No Offence, season 3

    Review: No Offence, season 3

    No Offence, the British series about a group of Manchester police, has the police facing the loss of one of their own in season3. She was a favorite of mine as well. Big spoiler ahead.

  • Review: No Offence, season 2

    Review: No Offence, season 2

    No Offence, season 2, carries on with the same group of hardworking Manchester police we met in season 1. Joanna Scanlan as DI Vivienne Deering runs the place with somewhat unorthodox panache. The overarching crimes of the season involve young children stolen from the child welfare system and put to work in illegal ways.

  • Review: No Offence

    Review: No Offence

    No Offence is a cop drama from the UK. It features a group of Manchester police who are dedicated to the job, but have interesting and sometimes funny lives as well.

  • Watch the Trailer for The Invisible Woman

    Watch the Trailer for The Invisible Woman

    Coming in December, The Invisible Woman stars Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens. Fiennes also directed the film. The title character is Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones), a young actress whom Dickens met at the height of his fame and had a secret affair with. The costume drama also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander, Michelle Fairley… Read more Watch the Trailer for The Invisible Woman