Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Oprah Winfrey

  • Review: Dear . . . is short bios about influence

    Review: Dear . . . is short bios about influence

    Dear . . . is an interesting way to talk about lives and the influence they have on others. Two seasons of short films are featured. People talk about their lives and then read letters from people they have inspired or influenced. The people who wrote the letters are shown reading their own letters.

  • Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now

    Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now

    Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They See Us Now is a one hour interview show with numerous people involved in the 4 part series When They See Us.

  • Brain Dump: Klute, Dirty John vs. The Color Purple, Ellen DeGeneres

    Brain Dump: Klute, Dirty John vs. The Color Purple, Ellen DeGeneres

    A few stray thoughts will tumble out of my head in this brain dump. Let’s spend a moment with Klute and Jane Fonda, Dirty John and The Color Purple, and Ellen DeGeneres Relatable.

  • Review: A Wrinkle in Time

    Review: A Wrinkle in Time

    I have a long history with the children’s story A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I’ve been excited to see the new Disney film based on the book directed by Ava DuVernay ever since it was announced.

  • Review: Season 1 of Queen Sugar

    Review: Season 1 of Queen Sugar

    Season 1 of Queen Sugar was outstanding, engaging, enlightening, and demanding. It ended with a cliffhanger that could mean huge changes in season 2.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Queen Sugar

    Watch This: Trailer for Queen Sugar

    Queen Sugar, coming to OWN, is the first TV series with episodes directed by Ava DuVernay. It’s produced by Oprah Winfrey. Starring in Queen Sugar as the Bordelon sisters are Rutina Wesley and Dawn-Lyen Gardner. 

  • In the Good News Department: UPDATED with Less Good News

    In the Good News Department: UPDATED with Less Good News

    There are some good things happening on our TV sets. I want to point out a few of them I’ve seen talked about in the past week. One is coming up tonight, the others are still in development and require a wait. UPDATED: See the new information added to the Fresh Off the Boat section […]

  • Review: Selma

    Review: Selma

    Selma manages to take the microcosm of the marches in 1965 in Selma, Alabama to tell a sweeping saga that remains painfully relevant today. By focusing on this singular moment in a long battle, a vast epic is revealed. Much that is in the news today shouts unfinished to the battle fought by Dr. Martin […]

  • Watch This: Trailer for The Hundred Foot Journey

    Watch This: Trailer for The Hundred Foot Journey

    The Hundred Foot Journey will be released in theaters in August. The film stars Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, and Charlotte Le Bon. The plot centers around Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren). Across the street from this magnificent place an Indian family headed by […]

  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler is Powerful

    Lee Daniels’ The Butler is Powerful

    Lee Daniels’ The Butler is one of the most powerful films I’ve seen in a very long time. It’s like watching a newsreel of my own life. It is a newsreel of my own life. It was especially meaningful to watch it on Sunday as the nation remembered the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March […]

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