Review: Lorelei, a siren with baggage
Lorelei features outstanding performances from its stars, Jena Malone and Pablo Schreiber. This small film, written and directed by Sabrina Doyle, is about two people struggling to get a few crumbs of happiness out of life.
3 Themes in Season 3 of Orange is the New Black
Season 3 of Orange is the New Black returns again and again to several themes. My big 3 are the difficulties of maintaining a family while in prison, the need for some sort of spiritual hope, and the need for love. If you haven’t watched all of season 3 yet, there are spoilers ahead. Parents […]
Review: Fort Bliss
Fort Bliss is a film about what it means to be a soldier, to serve in the Army. It was written, directed, and produced by Claudia Myers. Spoilers ahead.
Watch This: Trailer for Fort Bliss
Men go off to war and women support them and their country by staying at home, taking care of the kids, taking care of the house, and being there with love when the soldier returns. That’s what women do. But when the soldier is a woman, a man may not do the same for family […]
Orange is the New Black, Soso, and Diversity
Brook Soso. She’s a new inmate on Orange is the New Black. She’s played by Kimiko Glenn, who is at least part Asian. The only other Asian inmate is Chang (Lori Tan Chinn) who was mostly nonverbal in season 1, but does have lines in season 2. Brook is VERY verbal. Nonstop talking. If she […]
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 […]
Social Justice Issues in Orange is the New Black
I just can’t shut up about this series. There’s a lot in it to think about. Social justice, for example.