Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Melanie Mayron

  • Julia, episode 6, “Breads”

    Julia, episode 6, “Breads”

    Episode 6 of Julia, directed by Melanie Mayron, is about both baking French baguettes and cooking sweetbreads. Instead of looking at what’s happening with Julia (Sarah Lancashire) in this episode, I want to talk about the supporting characters around her.

  • Review: Julia, episodes 1-3, in which Sarah Lancashire is a marvel

    Review: Julia, episodes 1-3, in which Sarah Lancashire is a marvel

    Julia on HBO Max dropped the first 3 episodes of the 8 episode series on March 31. Future episodes will air weekly on Thursdays. The way Julia Child became “The French Chef” on public television is explored in these first episodes. It’s her origin story as a celebrity.

  • 10 Great TV Series Directed Wholly or Partly by Women from 2017

    10 Great TV Series Directed Wholly or Partly by Women from 2017

    My standard disclaimer about top 10 end of year lists: there are many things I don’t see on TV because I don’t have the right channels or subscriptions. If I overlook your favorite, that may be why. Here are the best TV shows I saw in 2017 (even if they weren’t released in 2017).