Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Julianne Nicholson

  • Blonde, a never ending nightmare

    Blonde, a never ending nightmare

    Blonde, the Marilyn Monroe movie, is a horror story. Not the scary kind of horror story. This horror story is the misery, mistreatment, trauma, and horror that was Norma Jean Baker’s personal life. It’s painful to watch this nearly three hours of surreal, nightmarish explorations into Marilyn Monroe’s (Ana de Armas) tortured psyche.

  • 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. […]

  • Review: Sophie and the Rising Sun

    Review: Sophie and the Rising Sun

    Sophie and the Rising Sun is set in South Carolina at the start of WWII just before and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. A Japanese-American man, Grover Ohta (Takashi Yamaguchi) is dumped, beaten and bruised, on a bench at a bus stop.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Sophie and the Rising Sun

    Watch This: Trailer for Sophie and the Rising Sun

    Sophie and the Rising Sun is a tale of interracial love during WW II. As you know, after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entered WW II, American discrimination against anyone of Japanese extraction grew to a fever pitch. Most Japanese Americans were hauled off to internment camps. Flash forward 70 years, and […]

  • Review: August: Osage County

    Review: August: Osage County

    There are many films that can make you feel as if you’ve been assaulted by life, by pain, by damage and abuse, by hurt. August: Osage County is one of these. It peers into the way abuse and pain carries down, almost intact, from one generation to the next. In this particular story, the damage […]

  • August: Osage County is Full of Promise (Updated)

    August: Osage County is Full of Promise (Updated)

    August: Osage County is the most promising movie, story, cast, whatever, to come along in a very long time. It’s a family drama with many strong women called together by a family crisis at their childhood home in Oklahoma. It’s based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tracy Letts. Letts also wrote the screen play […]

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