Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Lesley Manville

  • The Crown, season 5, from which I want a divorce

    The Crown, season 5, from which I want a divorce

    The Crown, season 5, is a dreary season full of unhappiness and human failing. When this series began way back in 2016, I felt it was a means to humanize the royals. In season 5, the royals are just as miserable as all the other humans on the planet. I’ve stuck with The Crown through […]

  • Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, what a delight

    Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, what a delight

    Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is a warm and delightful tale about a working class English woman in the 1950s. She sees a Dior gown, falls in love with it, and goes to Paris to secure one for herself.

  • Hampstead, a blooming romance for grownups

    Hampstead, a blooming romance for grownups

    Hampstead is based on a true story about a man who built a shack in the hidden confines of Hampstead Heath and lived there for 17 years. Everything changed when a woman came into his life. This sweet romantic comedy is streaming on Netflix.

  • Review: Ordinary Love

    Review: Ordinary Love

    Ordinary Love falls into the category of movies for grownups with Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville in the lead roles. They play husband and wife going through a year of treatment for the wife’s cancer.

  • River: A British Mystery Series with Nicola Walker

    River: A British Mystery Series with Nicola Walker

    River originated on BBC One. Immediately after the last episode aired in Britain, it was imported to America on Netflix as a Netflix Original. It stars Stellan Skarsgård as John River, a cop trying to solve the murder of his former partner Stevie Stevenson. Nicola Walker plays the dead partner and appears to River frequently […]

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