Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Maxine Peake

  • Review: The Bisexual

    Review: The Bisexual

    The Bisexual, written and directed by Desiree Akhavan, also stars Akhavan in the lead role as Leila, the possible bisexual. Leila isn’t clear about herself, and we are left at the end not much clearer than she is.

  • Review: Silk, season 1

    Review: Silk, season 1

    Silk takes us on a roller coaster ride with barrister Martha Costello (Maxine Peake) and the barristers, clerks, and juniors in her chamber. This very British legal drama is full of courtroom scenes and goings on in chambers, but doesn’t delve into most of the character’s personal lives.

  • Review: The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

    Review: The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

    A comment from a reader sent me on a hunt for The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, which I found on Amazon Video. This 2010 BBC film introduced me to “the first modern lesbian in British history,” and sent me searching through references on Wikipedia.