Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Khandi Alexander

  • Review: Bessie

    Review: Bessie

    Bessie stars Queen Latifah as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. Think of it as a series of vignettes – events and scenes that aren’t necessarily tied into a smooth narrative.

  • Bessie Release Announced by HBO

    Bessie Release Announced by HBO

    HBO’s biopic about Bessie Smith, Bessie is scheduled for release in the spring. The film stars Queen Latifah as the legendary blues singer. The HBO synopsis of the film: Queen Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in this HBO Films presentation, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees from a screenplay by Dee Rees […]

  • Gimmie Some of That Ol’ Time Music

    Gimmie Some of That Ol’ Time Music

    Two biopics about two great but very different singers from the old days are in the works and I cannot wait to see them both. It’s early yet there’s no news on release times. Bessie Smith The first is a biopic for HBO about Bessie Smith. I’m seeing the name Blue Goose Hollow for this […]

  • Scandal gets Epic with Everything’s Coming Up Mellie

    Scandal gets Epic with Everything’s Coming Up Mellie

    In many ways, the “Everything’s Coming Up Mellie” episode of Scandal belongs to Bellamy Young. The title is a big clue (duh). We see Mellie in new ways, learn some important backstory, and Bellamy Young enjoys an opportunity to stretch beyond her usual boundaries. Quinn’s (Katie Lowes) story is important to the overall arc of […]

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