Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Lorraine Toussaint

  • Review: The Glorias

    Review: The Glorias

    The Glorias is a biopic looking at Gloria Steinem’s life through her travels and at various stages in her life. Julie Taymor wrote and directed the film, which takes 2 hours and 20 minutes to wind its way through Steinem’s long life. The film is streaming on Prime Video.

  • Review: Fast Color

    Review: Fast Color

    I absolutely loved Fast Color! I loved the actors, I loved the plot, I loved the ending. I love the premise that Black women have the power to save the world. Fast Color is available on Amazon Video. If you haven’t seen it you really must watch it.

  • Brain Dump: The Fix, The Village, For 80 Days (80 egunean)

    Brain Dump: The Fix, The Village, For 80 Days (80 egunean)

    A few quick looks at this and that today. Two new TV series started this week, The Fix and The Village. I found a movie about two women in their 70s who fall back in love after not seeing each other for 50 years. It’s called For 80 Days (80 egunean).

  • A Personal Manifesto

    A Personal Manifesto

    A couple of decades ago I realized everything in my life up to that point had been determined by men. I can hear my friend Denise shouting, “It’s the patriarchy, stupid!” That’s not it – at least not completely. The patriarchy is still with us. But inside my head, things have changed.

  • Six Years of Thoughts on Orange is the New Black

    Six Years of Thoughts on Orange is the New Black

    I’ve written about Orange is the New Black since season 1. I wanted to summarize my thoughts on this series, collect the most important posts in one spot, and share the results. This Orange is the New Black summary is my attempt to do that. Each headline is a link to the full article.

  • Review: Sophie and the Rising Sun

    Review: Sophie and the Rising Sun

    Sophie and the Rising Sun is set in South Carolina at the start of WWII just before and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. A Japanese-American man, Grover Ohta (Takashi Yamaguchi) is dumped, beaten and bruised, on a bench at a bus stop.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Sophie and the Rising Sun

    Watch This: Trailer for Sophie and the Rising Sun

    Sophie and the Rising Sun is a tale of interracial love during WW II. As you know, after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entered WW II, American discrimination against anyone of Japanese extraction grew to a fever pitch. Most Japanese Americans were hauled off to internment camps. Flash forward 70 years, and […]

  • Review: Middle of Nowhere

    Review: Middle of Nowhere

    Middle of Nowhere is the story of Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi). Her husband is in prison. Ruby is ready to attend medical school when he’s incarcerated, and she drops everything in her life to visit him and support his efforts for early parole.

  • Orange is the New Black Rewatch Binge

    Orange is the New Black Rewatch Binge

    June 12 and the release of season 3 of Orange is the New Black is just far enough away to let me rewatch the first two seasons in a cozy binge. This is what fascinates me: the series starts out with the main story being about Piper, the privileged white woman who ends up in […]

  • On the Corrupting Influence of Power in Orange is the New Black

    On the Corrupting Influence of Power in Orange is the New Black

    Orange is the New Black mixes a lot of serious themes in with all the stories about individual lives and the comedy that the show uses to make its points. The Orange is the New Black theme I want to explore today is power and how it corrupts. Let’s explore this theme by looking at […]

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