Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Margo Martindale

  • Review: The Act

    Review: The Act

    The Act is based on a true story about a woman who suffers from Munchausen by proxy and the damage she does to her daughter because of it. The full series is available on Hulu.

  • Review: Instant Family

    Review: Instant Family

    Instant Family is a look at a real foster care story – one with a happy ending. It’s a comedy, but it looks clear-eyed at a situation that is anything but funny.

  • Review: Mrs. America, episodes 1-3

    Review: Mrs. America, episodes 1-3

    Mrs. America is the history of the struggle over the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s. The first 3 episodes dropped as a bunch on April 15, with the remaining episodes coming on Wednesdays until all 9 episodes have aired. The series runs on FX/Hulu.

  • Review: Blow the Man Down

    Review: Blow the Man Down

    Blow the Man Down takes a unique approach to women’s empowerment. It’s quirky, funny, and ultimately delightful. It’s available on Amazon Prime Video.

  • 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 […]

  • Watch This: Previews for Season 3 of The Americans

    Watch This: Previews for Season 3 of The Americans

    The Americans will start season 3 on FX on January 28. I’ve been watching this drama about Soviet spies in the U.S. during the Cold War in the 1980s since the first season. As unlikely as it sounds to say that I like a show about Soviet spies, I am saying it here. Much of […]

  • Brain Dump from a Teeming TV Filled Mind

    Brain Dump from a Teeming TV Filled Mind

    Random thoughts and observations on this and that as seen on my teevee. The Walking Dead Did you see the episode of The Walking Dead called “The Grove?” Brighton Sharbino and Kyla Kenedy as the two young girls were fantastic. Brighton, in particular, was 100% convincing. Very impressed to see such outstanding acting from two […]

  • Random Thoughts from a Teeming TV Filled Brain

    Random Thoughts from a Teeming TV Filled Brain

    The TV is brewing a brain full of random ideas in me this week. It’s a mish-mash. The Americans season 2 started last night on FX and it’s extra good. Don’t ask me why I care so much about Russian spies, but Kari Russell and Matthew Rhys make me care. The stakes are so high […]

  • Review: August: Osage County

    Review: August: Osage County

    There are many films that can make you feel as if you’ve been assaulted by life, by pain, by damage and abuse, by hurt. August: Osage County is one of these. It peers into the way abuse and pain carries down, almost intact, from one generation to the next. In this particular story, the damage […]

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