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 cast for both lead and supporting actress. Brilliant work all round, ladies. Brad Ingelsby should get one for writing, too.

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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. Their seasons are about midway through and worthy of a few words.

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Review: Ammonite

Ammonite creates a fictional love story for real-life paleontologist Mary Anning. Anning devoted her life to digging fossils of sea creatures out of the muck and mud around Lime Regis on the southern coast of England. Because she lived in the early 1800s, the credit for her work was taken by men. She’s only recently come into the public consciousness.

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Review: The Dressmaker

Since 2015, when it was released, I’ve waited to see The Dressmaker. It had everything. A female director (Jocelyn Moorhouse). It’s based on a novel by a female writer (Rosalie Ham). It stars Kate Winslet and the wonderful Judy Davis. Continue reading “Review: The Dressmaker”

Watch This: Trailer for The Dressmaker

First previews for The Dressmaker were released this week. The film stars Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth and the rather awesome Judy Davis. It’s set in Australia and looks to involve high fashion, old mysteries, revenge, and some potential action between the two lead characters.

Liam Hemsworth and Kate Winslet in a scene from The Dressmaker
Liam Hemsworth and Kate Winslet in a scene from The Dressmaker

Based on a novel by Rosalie Ham, the screenplay was written by Jocelyn Moorhouse, who also directs. Sue Maslin is the producer.

The setting and photography seemed perfect in this two minute preview. It should be a beautiful film. It was filmed on location in Australia. I haven’t read the book, but the story is that there are rumors that Tilly (Winslet) killed a boy when she was 10 years old and she’s come home to care for her mother and deal with the gossip.