Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Kate Burton

  • Inventing Anna, or the American obsession with money and power

    Inventing Anna, or the American obsession with money and power

    Inventing Anna, a Netflix mini-series about the rise and fall of a fake socialite from creator Shonda Rhimes, is fascinating and compelling television. I took it as a parable about the rot at the heart of the American psyche. It’s a classic tale of good and evil, truth and lies, reality and illusion.

  • Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette

    Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette

    Where’d You Go, Bernadette is based on a novel I really enjoyed by Maria Semple. It’s impossible to have loved the novel and not be annoyed by the film.

  • Brain Dump: I Am the Night, Supergirl, and Project Blue Book

    Brain Dump: I Am the Night, Supergirl, and Project Blue Book

    This edition of Virginia shouting short bits into the void will concentrate on I Am the Night, Supergirl, and Project Blue Book.

  • Review: Empire Falls

    Review: Empire Falls

    The novel Empire Falls by Richard Russo is one of the best novels I’ve ever read. The book was rich, detailed, full of memorable characters and built to an exciting climax. Adapting that to a 2-part TV mini-series must have been a daunting project. Richard Russo wrote the screenplay himself. 

  • Review: Bleeding Heart

    Review: Bleeding Heart

    Bleeding Heart stars Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet as biological sisters who meet as adults. One is a very together yoga instructor, the other is a sex worker in an abusive relationship. The new connection between them leads to big changes in both their lives.

  • Review: Barefoot

    Review: Barefoot

    Barefoot can now be steamed from services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. It’s a rom-com starring Evan Rachel Wood and Scott Speedman, released in 2014. Spoilers ahead.

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