Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Laura Carmichael

  • Downton Abbey: A New Era review

    Downton Abbey: A New Era review

    Downton Abbey: A New Era has so many things happening, and so many happy endings, that you don’t notice that the 2022 spinoff from the popular TV series is over two hours long. The time is bursting with a big cast, lots of changes, and the continued emphasis on the continuity of family brought up […]

  • Downton Abbey (2019), clever capers and royal visits

    Downton Abbey (2019), clever capers and royal visits

    Downton Abbey has spun off two movies from the popular TV series. This one, from 2019, is about a royal visit from King George V (Simon Jones) and Queen Mary (Geraldine James) that set the residents of Downton Abbey atwitter. It featured a delightful minor rebellion from the servants quarters that made the story fun.

  • Review: A United Kingdom

    Review: A United Kingdom

    A United Kingdom was beautifully, lovingly directed by Amma Asante. It’s based on a true story about an African prince and the Englishwoman he married. David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star.

  • Review: Burn Burn Burn

    Review: Burn Burn Burn

    Burn Burn Burn is a 2015 British comedy directed by Chanya Button. It’s an offbeat road trip orchestrated by a dead man that takes our two heroines all over the UK before it’s finished.

  • Review: Marcella

    Review: Marcella

    Marcella is an 8 part mystery series from Netflix starring Anna Friel as British police officer DS Marcella Backland. Overall it was excellent and I watched it with great interest, but there were many confusing aspects to the series. There are minor spoilers ahead.

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