Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Pamela Rabe

  • Wentworth, season 9 (or season 8 part 2) ends the series

    Wentworth, season 9 (or season 8 part 2) ends the series

    Wentworth’s final season recently reached Netflix US and I gobbled it right up. The season ended the story of the women and the guards in Wentworth Prison with lots of love, revenge, murder, mistaken judgements, and even some redemption. My personal thanks to everyone involved in this series. From beginning to end, Wentworth has been… Read more Wentworth, season 9 (or season 8 part 2) ends the series

  • Review: Wentworth, season 8

    Review: Wentworth, season 8

    Wentworth (in some locales Wentworth Prison), season 8, is available on Netflix US now. In this season, a rash of new characters entered the prison to create trouble and chaos. Seasons 8 and 9, already set, are supposed to be the final seasons for this long running Australian women’s prison series. The situation in Wentworth… Read more Review: Wentworth, season 8

  • Review: Wentworth, season 6

    Review: Wentworth, season 6

    Wentworth, season 6, raises the danger level for prisoners and officers as new threats and old sins come to a violent head.

  • Review: Wentworth Season 5

    Review: Wentworth Season 5

    Wentworth season 5 or Wentworth Prison, as it is also called, came roaring back after Bea Smith’s (Danielle Cormack) murder with a season that was tighter, tenser, and hold-your-breath dangerous. I thought Wentworth would never recover its bite without Bea. I was wrong.

  • Wentworth Season 4: A Second Look

    Wentworth Season 4: A Second Look

    Because of the way season 4 of Wentworth ended, my original review of the season was strictly about Bea’s Journey. I’ve rewatched the entire season with a bit of emotional distance between the way the season ended and my response to the season as a whole. I realize the rest of the story and the… Read more Wentworth Season 4: A Second Look

  • Wentworth Season 4: Bea’s Journey

    Wentworth Season 4: Bea’s Journey

    The Australian TV series Wentworth season 4 is now available on Netflix US. I recommend binging it as soon as possible! I want to review the season, but not in the usual way that covers everything. I intend to look at the entire season as Bea’s journey. Beware: spoilers ahead!

  • Review: The Crimson Field

    Review: The Crimson Field

    The Crimson Field is a 6 episode series from the BBC. It aired in the UK in 2014 and is now available on Amazon Video, iTunes, and possibly from PBS On Demand. It’s about a British field hospital on the coast of France in World War I and the nurses and volunteers who care for… Read more Review: The Crimson Field

  • Review: Wentworth Season 3

    Review: Wentworth Season 3

    Here’s my review of the 3rd season of Wentworth, the tense Australian¬† women’s prison drama. Season 3 raises the stakes. Everyone’s situation is fraught and the lunatics are in charge of the asylum. Characters turn harder and tougher and use what they know to manipulate and control. Beware the spoilers. I also reviewed seasons 1… Read more Review: Wentworth Season 3

  • Review: Wentworth

    Review: Wentworth

    Wentworth is frequently mentioned when the conversation turns to Orange is the New Black. The Australian women’s prison drama is now on Netflix. I binge watched both seasons of the show and now understand why the two shows are so often mentioned in the same breath. This review of Wentworth will tell you a little… Read more Review: Wentworth