Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Mark Duplass

  • Language Lessons, human connection via video

    Language Lessons, human connection via video

    Language Lessons is a two-hander with Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass as strangers involved in long distance Spanish lessons. He’s a student in California, she’s the teacher in Costa Rica. Their conversations lead to a friendship.

  • 7 Days, an early COVID lockdown story

    7 Days, an early COVID lockdown story

    7 Days from the Duplass Brothers is about two people on a first date who get stuck together when the first COVID lockdown hits. It was funny and charming and often realistic feeling. It had all the quirkiness you associate with the Duplass brothers.

  • Review: Somebody Somewhere, the first few episodes of season 1

    Review: Somebody Somewhere, the first few episodes of season 1

    Somebody Somewhere is a half-hour show on HBO Max. I wouldn’t call it a comedy. It’s about a 40ish woman in Kansas who still hasn’t figured out her life or where she fits in the world.

  • Calls is a different kind of sci-fi mystery

    Calls is a different kind of sci-fi mystery

    Calls is a series of short episodes that are versions of phone calls. You never see anyone’s face, it’s all voice work and a visually engaging screensaver type representation of words, connections, and emotions. It’s streaming on Apple TV+.

  • Review: Duck Butter

    Review: Duck Butter

    Duck Butter is billed as a comedy, drama, romance. It’s only one of those things – a drama. It’s about an experimental 24 hours Naima (Alia Shawkat) spent with Sergio (Laia Costa) and how these two damaged women reacted to the intense relationship. There are spoilers ahead.

  • Review: Goliath, season 2

    Review: Goliath, season 2

    Goliath, season 2, is a full on murder mystery with Billy Bob Thornton playing the semi-drunken investigator/lawyer with a heart of gold who tries to spring an innocent kid from jail.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Outside In

    Watch This: Trailer for Outside In

    Outside In is from the minds of writers Jay Duplass and Lynn Shelton. Jay Duplass stars with Edie Falco and Lynn Shelton directs. It’s about an ex-con who gets out of prison and forms an intense bond with his former high school teacher.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Tully

    Watch This: Trailer for Tully

    Tully has all the right ingredients. Stars include Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, and Mark Duplass. It’s written by Diablo Cody. Come on, people. This is going to be pure gold.

  • Review: Blue Jay

    Review: Blue Jay

    Blue Jay is an indie from the Duplass brothers. When you see the Duplass name on a film, you know it’s going to be a little different. Not in a bad way. Just not the usual fare. Blue Jay is like that.

  • Review: Your Sister’s Sister

    Review: Your Sister’s Sister

    Your Sister’s Sister stars Emily Blunt as Iris, Rosemarie DeWitt as Hannah, and Mark Duplass as Jack. It was written and directed by Lynn Shelton. She’s the blonde with the three actors in the photo above. I’ve had it in my watch list on Netflix for a long time and never watched it. But after […]

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