Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Reese Witherspoon

  • Why am I still watching this stuff?

    Why am I still watching this stuff?

    I’ve abandoned many a show midseason when I didn’t like it, but I want to talk about 3 shows I’m still watching in spite of thinking I’m bored or upset every time I see one. They are The Morning Show, Y: The Last Man, and New Amsterdam.

  • Review: Little Fires Everywhere, season 1

    Review: Little Fires Everywhere, season 1

    When Hulu dropped the first 3 episodes of Little Fires Everywhere, I predicted that the season was going to be outstanding. I’m patting myself on the back after watching the final episode. It was even better than I expected.

  • Little Fires Everywhere, episodes 1 – 3

    Little Fires Everywhere, episodes 1 – 3

    Little Fires Everywhere, a Hulu Original, released episodes 1-3 this week. The remaining 5 episodes of the mini-series will become available on 5 coming Wednesdays.

  • Review: Shine On with Reese

    Review: Shine On with Reese

    In Shine On with Reese, Reese Witherspoon interviews women who have achieved a great deal in a number of different fields. The women she talked with were smart and interesting.

  • Review: This Changes Everything

    Review: This Changes Everything

    I know you’ve seen the statistics from This Changes Everything about the percentage of women in front of and behind the camera before. But This Changes Everything takes you inside the story. It lets in you in on the struggle to count the data, check the boxes, and fight the fight.

  • Review: Big Little Lies, season 1

    Review: Big Little Lies, season 1

    When I read Liane Moriarty’s 2014 novel Big Little Lies I thought it was one of the best-written novels I’d ever read. Since then I’ve read everything I can find by Liane Moriarty. The novel became a TV series, created and written by David E. Kelley. It’s almost as good as the book.

  • 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: Hot Pursuit

    Review: Hot Pursuit

    Hot Pursuit stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara in a ridiculous and funny tale about cops and federal witnesses and crooked cops and crooked witness and untrustworthy cops and untrustworthy witnesses.

  • Review: Ricki and the Flash

    Review: Ricki and the Flash

    Lucky for me I’m not a critic. It seems to me that the main job of a critic is to watch a fun and enjoyable movie or TV show and find things wrong with it so as to make it unenjoyable for anyone else to watch. Which leads to my point: Ricki and the Flash… Read more Review: Ricki and the Flash

  • 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… Read more Gimmie Some of That Ol’ Time Music