Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Natasha Lyonne

  • Watch This: Trailer for The Intervention

    Watch This: Trailer for The Intervention

    The Intervention features a big ensemble cast in a situation likened to The Big Chill. Instead of a funeral, the motivation for this get together among friends is to suggest one of the couples get a divorce! That’s the intervention. 

  • Orange is the New Black: Finding a Balm for Your Pain

    Orange is the New Black: Finding a Balm for Your Pain

    Orange is the New Black season 4 puts viewers through the wringer. Abuse, murder, death, mental illness, surviving rape, corporate greed. It’s dark and horrifying. There are moments of hope, of light. There are ways of dealing. I thought it would good to end my series of posts on the latest season of Orange is […]

  • Review: Hello, My Name is Doris

    Review: Hello, My Name is Doris

    Hello, My Name is Doris starring Sally Field is an absolutely fabulous film in so many ways. Sally Field, as Doris, gives a fantastic performance. Is it better than her performances in Norma Rae or Places in the Heart? Maybe not, but it is 100% on the mark in creating the peculiar, unique individual known […]

  • Watch This: Trailer for Addicted to Fresno

    Watch This: Trailer for Addicted to Fresno

    I don’t know when I’ve been quite this excited about a movie. Addicted to Fresno is so perfect! What exactly do I mean by perfect? Well, it stars Judy Greer and Natasha Lyonne as sisters who are completely nutso – funny already, that. Then there’s the rest of the cast: Molly Shannon, Aubrey Plaza, Clea DuVall, […]

  • Orange is the New Black: Sent to SHU

    Orange is the New Black: Sent to SHU

    Two of our favorite characters on Orange is the New Black spend time in the segregated housing unit (SHU) in season 3. Season 3 spoilers ahead. According to a recent report on solitary confinement, the practice of solitary confinement is overused and ineffective. . . . evidence mounts that solitary confinement produces many unwanted and […]

  • Orange is the New Black Rewatch Binge

    Orange is the New Black Rewatch Binge

    June 12 and the release of season 3 of Orange is the New Black is just far enough away to let me rewatch the first two seasons in a cozy binge. This is what fascinates me: the series starts out with the main story being about Piper, the privileged white woman who ends up in […]

  • Sally Field in Hello, My Name is Doris

    Sally Field in Hello, My Name is Doris

    Hello, My Name is Doris screened at SXSW to very good reviews and won a SXSW Film Festival Audience Award. I haven’t seen any news about it being picked up for distribution, but I want to mention the film just in case. I’ll keep an eye out on streaming services as well as for potential […]

  • Review: Girl Most Likely

    Review: Girl Most Likely

    Do you know how long it takes while thumbing through lists of available movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime to find one with a woman in the lead role? Almost forever! After feeling that a movie poster with a woman on the front would never appear in the list, I found Girl Most Likely. I […]

  • A First Look at Orange is the New Black, Season 2

    A First Look at Orange is the New Black, Season 2

    This is my overall impression of season 2 of Orange is the New Black. I will talk about performances and high level story lines, without revealing big spoilers. More detailed discussions of particular episodes or events will come later after people have had plenty of time to watch all 13 episodes. I watched all 13 […]

  • What do you Think of the Summer Pilots?

    What do you Think of the Summer Pilots?

    The other day I mentioned a couple of pilots on TNT that I’m super excited about that star Jennifer Beals and Julia Stiles. The big networks – NBC, CBS, ABC, CW, and FOX – all have a full slate of summer shows lined up. You can see the full list by following the links. I […]

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