Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Queen Latifah

  • Review: Bessie

    Review: Bessie

    Bessie stars Queen Latifah as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. Think of it as a series of vignettes – events and scenes that aren’t necessarily tied into a smooth narrative.

  • Review: Flint

    Review: Flint

    Flint is a Lifetime TV movie about the public health crisis in Flint, Michigan caused by unsafe drinking water. Before the movie aired, I saw criticisms saying that the movie would make it seem like everything was all right now, even though it isn’t. Well, the movie did not do that at all.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Flint

    Watch This: Trailer for Flint

    Flint is about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and the 4 women who brought it to national attention. It premiers Saturday Oct. 28 on Lifetime TV.

  • The Wiz LIVE Announces Cast

    The Wiz LIVE Announces Cast

    NBC will air The Wiz LIVE! in December and the casting announcements so far have been inspiring. Dorothy will be newcomer Shanice Williams. Williams will be on stage with Mary J. Blige as Evillene, Queen Latifah as The Wiz, David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion, Uzo Aduba as Glinda, Amber Riley as Addaperle, and […]

  • Actors on Actors -UPDATED

    Actors on Actors -UPDATED

    Variety has created a series of conversations called “Actors on Actors” that are fascinating discussions between peers. Most of them are a man and a woman. I picked these three to include here because both the conversationalists are women, but don’t overlook the others at Variety Studio: Actors on Actors. The women’s conversations are about […]

  • Bessie Release Announced by HBO

    Bessie Release Announced by HBO

    HBO’s biopic about Bessie Smith, Bessie is scheduled for release in the spring. The film stars Queen Latifah as the legendary blues singer. The HBO synopsis of the film: Queen Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in this HBO Films presentation, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees from a screenplay by Dee Rees […]

  • Gimmie Some of That Ol’ Time Music

    Gimmie Some of That Ol’ Time Music

    Two biopics about two great but very different singers from the old days are in the works and I cannot wait to see them both. It’s early yet there’s no news on release times. Bessie Smith The first is a biopic for HBO about Bessie Smith. I’m seeing the name Blue Goose Hollow for this […]

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