Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Mary Steenburgen

  • Review: Nightmare Alley – what a cast!

    Review: Nightmare Alley – what a cast!

    Nightmare Alley is like a gigantic, room-sized painting of a film noir. Big, beautiful, and flat. It’s gorgeous to look at, and the cast is all top drawer, but the film is too long and dry as dust. You can stream it on HBO Max.

  • Review: Happiest Season

    Review: Happiest Season

    Director Clea DuVall wanted to make a classic holiday romcom with lesbian characters and I think she succeeded admirably in Happiest Season. This film will bring on the twinkly lights, the Santas, and the love and good cheer for many holiday seasons to come. You can see it on Hulu.

  • Review: Katie Says Goodbye

    Review: Katie Says Goodbye

    Katie Says Goodbye stars Olivia Cooke as an unusual young woman surrounded by poverty and desolation.

  • Review: Book Club

    Review: Book Club

    Based on the trailer for Book Club, I thought it would be a series of double entendres. Thank goodness it is more than that.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Book Club

    Watch This: Trailer for Book Club

    Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, and Mary Steenburgen! Hell, I don’t even care what the movie is. Okay. The movie is called Book Club. It’s about a fairly stodgy book club that decides to read Fifty Shades of Grey.

  • Review: A Walk in the Woods

    Review: A Walk in the Woods

    A Walk in the Woods stars Robert Redford as the writer Bill Bryson. His hiking buddy Katz is played by Nick Nolte. Also featured in the film are Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal. 

  • Review: Song One

    Review: Song One

    Song One is about family. Anne Hathaway plays Franny, a PhD student who gets a call to come home when her brother Henry (Ben Rosenfield) is hit by a car. Their mother is played by Mary Steenburgen. Spoilers ahead.

  • 3 Themes in Season 3 of Orange is the New Black

    3 Themes in Season 3 of Orange is the New Black

    Season 3 of Orange is the New Black returns again and again to several themes. My big 3 are the difficulties of maintaining a family while in prison, the need for some sort of spiritual hope, and the need for love. If you haven’t watched all of season 3 yet, there are spoilers ahead. Parents […]

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