Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Natasha Lyonne

  • Review: Russian Doll, season 2, when is now

    Review: Russian Doll, season 2, when is now

    Russian Doll, season 2, shifts the focus of Natasha Lyonne as Nadia Vulvokov. Instead of dying again and again, she searches through time and her own ancestry to discover who she is. Natasha Lyonne was star, co-creator, showrunner, and director of several episodes in season 2. She was brilliant at all of it.

  • Awkwafina is Nora from Queens grows on you

    Awkwafina is Nora from Queens grows on you

    Awkwafina is Nora from Queens is a comedy series about Awkwafina’s own life from the time before she became well-known. It’s available on its home channel of Comedy Central and also on HBO Max, which is where I binge watched all 14 episodes of season 1.

  • Review: High Fidelity (2020)

    Review: High Fidelity (2020)

    High Fidelity stars Zoë Kravitz in a remake of the original Nick Hornby movie. The 2000 original starred John Cusack. Not only did the lead character get a gender swap in the new version, but the story went from film length to a roomier 10 episode series on Hulu.

  • Review: Shrill, season 2

    Review: Shrill, season 2

    Shrill, season 2, takes the main character Annie (Aidy Bryant) on a journey of discovery about herself and the people around her. Aidy Bryant developed the series with Alexandra Rushfield and Lindy West. Bryant wrote for every episode, and also directed in season 2.

  • Orange is the New Black: Farewell and Goodbye

    Orange is the New Black: Farewell and Goodbye

    Orange is the New Black dropped its final season, season 7, on Netflix recently. I, like many others, devoted a good part of a weekend to watching the last ever episodes of this groundbreaking marvel of a television masterpiece roll by.

  • Review: Addicted to Fresno

    Review: Addicted to Fresno

    Addicted to Fresno is absurd comedy delivered by a brilliant cast of comedy geniuses.

  • Review: Russian Doll

    Review: Russian Doll

    All the superlatives you’ve read about Russian Doll are true. It’s wild, inventive, unique, unexpected, deep, funny, and must see TV.

  • Orange is the New Black, season 6

    Orange is the New Black, season 6

    Orange is the New Black, season 6, starts after the riot of season 5. The way the government and prison authorities dealt with it was the focus of the season. Some of our favorite characters made it into Litchfield Max, while others were shipped off to distant prisons never to be seen again.

  • Orange is the New Black Season 5: Thumbs Up vs. Thumbs Down

    Orange is the New Black Season 5: Thumbs Up vs. Thumbs Down

    Orange is the New Black season 5 was both an emotional thrill ride and a disappointment. I want to discuss my likes and dislikes about the latest season. This is not a detailed review. There might be a few spoilers along the way.

  • The Realest Real

    The Realest Real

    The Realest Real is a movie by Carrie Brownstein. It’ll take you 6 minutes to watch and make you wonder about the wisdom of everything you say in the future on social media.