Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Margaret Cho

  • Hacks, season 2, more delightful than ever

    Hacks, season 2, more delightful than ever

    Hacks. What can you say about a show as wonderful as Hacks? It’s funny, it’s charming, it’s truthful, it’s touching, it’s dark comedic perfection. Jean Smart is the ultimate perfection as the struggling comedian Deborah Vance.

  • Review: Good on Paper, liar liar

    Review: Good on Paper, liar liar

    Good on Paper is a true story about a liar. The film comes from comic Iliza Shlesinger, who apparently experienced the liar in question. The film is a stand up routine about the guy, interspersed with a full movie illustrating the story in the stand up routine. That’s a new approach to storytelling, as far […]

  • Friendsgiving and Chick Fight, two comedies with Malin Akerman

    Friendsgiving and Chick Fight, two comedies with Malin Akerman

    First: Friendsgiving Friendsgiving takes a bunch of funny ladies and puts them all in a funny movie about friends on Thanksgiving. It was written and directed by Nicol Paone. It’s streaming on Netflix.

  • Alaska is a Drag. Watch this queen bust a move

    Alaska is a Drag. Watch this queen bust a move

    Alaska is a Drag is the kind of independent film I look for. It tells a particular story about a unique character in a unique situation. It shows a world and a life that we’ve never seen before in a film. And, it was written and directed by a woman, Shaz Bennett. You can see […]

  • Watch This: Trailer for The Women’s List

    Watch This: Trailer for The Women’s List

    The Women’s List is on your local PBS or PBS online. Fifteen women are featured in this one hour film by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Featured women include Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State, 1997-2001, Gloria Allred, lawyer, Laurie Anderson, artist, Sara Blakely, entrepreneur, Margaret Cho, comedian, Edie Falco, actor, Elizabeth Holmes, scientist and entrepreneur, Betsey Johnson, […]

  • What do you Think of the Summer Pilots?

    What do you Think of the Summer Pilots?

    The other day I mentioned a couple of pilots on TNT that I’m super excited about that star Jennifer Beals and Julia Stiles. The big networks – NBC, CBS, ABC, CW, and FOX – all have a full slate of summer shows lined up. You can see the full list by following the links. I […]