Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: John Goodman

  • Review: Black Earth Rising

    Review: Black Earth Rising

    In Black Earth Rising, Hugo Blick’s 8 part mini-series on Netflix, we watch a metaphoric chess game taking place. Humans claim dominion over the game. They assume different roles on the game board, determined by greed or altruism, the quest for power, the quest for justice, the need to love or to hate. When the […]

  • Brain Dump: The Connors, Supergirl, Murphy Brown

    Brain Dump: The Connors, Supergirl, Murphy Brown

    What’s new on the tube? I’ve been trying out some new shows and some old favorites. Here are a few thoughts on some of those shows. I’ll discuss The Connors, Supergirl, and Murphy Brown.

  • Roseanne is Back

    Roseanne is Back

    Roseanne is back with the same cast members playing the same characters in the Conner family that we laughed with back in the 1990s. They’re all grown up and older, but are they any wiser? I thought the premier episode was true to the original and had a few good laughs.

  • Review: Atomic Blonde

    Review: Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde could definitely become a franchise like the James Bond or Jason Bourne movies everyone keeps comparing it with. Charlize Theron as Lorraine Broughton is smart, tough, relentless, cool, stylish, resourceful, beautiful, deadly, and really good at the spy game.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Watch This: Trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a French space opera / science fiction action film produced, written and directed by Luc Besson. The film is based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline. Dane DeHaan stars as Valérian and Cara Delevingne as Laureline.

  • Review: Dancing on the Edge

    Review: Dancing on the Edge

    Dancing on the Edge is a British mini-series from 2013. Set in 1930s London, the series is about a black jazz band that becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of London. 

  • Review: Trumbo

    Review: Trumbo

    Trumbo is a fact-based story about Dalton Trumbo, a screenwriter who was blacklisted during the Communist scare of the 1940s and 50s. Bryan Cranston is brilliant as the chain-smoking, hard-drinking writer who lead other Hollywood writers in a quiet but effective revolt against blacklisting. Trumbo served time in prison for his liberal beliefs, as did […]

  • Watch This: Trailer for Trumbo

    Watch This: Trailer for Trumbo

    Trumbo is a slice of American history written through the lens of pop culture and Hollywood. The film details the life of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted as a Hollywood writer in the 1940s for being a Communist. It’s based on the biography Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Cook. The film stars Bryan Cranston […]

  • Pitt vs. Eastwood in the World Series of Baseball

    Pitt vs. Eastwood in the World Series of Baseball

    Moneyball (2011) and Trouble with the Curve (2012) are two baseball stories that are at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of theme. Yet both are good movies. Since both are out on DVD now, it seemed like a good idea to review them together. The earlier film Moneyball takes the stance that technology […]

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