Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Rita Moreno

  • Review: West Side Story, the old is new again

    Review: West Side Story, the old is new again

    West Side Story reached streamers HBO Max and Disney+, which was my cue to watch it! Finally! I watched the original film version of West Side Story several times in theaters when Rita Moreno and I were both young women. I expect to see this 2021 version more than once as well. I do appreciate […]

  • Review: Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

    Review: Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

    Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It puts the decades in perspective in the documentary story of Rita Moreno. From her humble beginnings in Puerto Rico to her legendary and iconic status now, her life unfolds with love and affection in this documentary.

  • Review: One Day at a Time, season 3

    Review: One Day at a Time, season 3

    One Day at a Time returned for season 3 with laughs, tears, and plenty of hard hitting topics to wrap stories around.

  • Brain Dump: Pop Culture Three-Pack

    Brain Dump: Pop Culture Three-Pack

    My premise about pop culture for this blog is that it matters. What we see becomes what we think and what we know as a society. In that light, I wanted to share a few general items that I found interesting in the last week.

  • Review: One Day at a Time, season 2

    Review: One Day at a Time, season 2

    One Day at a Time, season 2, is a perfect example of a hard-hitting comedy series. It takes important issues and sets them up in a way that makes sense, makes incisive points, and makes comedy while doing it. One Day at a Time is complete excellence in every way. Beware the spoilers.

  • Watch This: Trailer for season 2 of One Day at a Time

    Watch This: Trailer for season 2 of One Day at a Time

    One Day at a Time returns to Netflix on January 26. When this show came out originally it was good. Reimagined with three generations of Cuban Americans in the apartment, it is extra good. It’s gooder!

  • New Research: Seniors on the Small Screen

    New Research: Seniors on the Small Screen

    A new report from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative underscores just how lacking U.S. television is in faces over the age of 60. Titled “Seniors on the Small Screen,” the study was “comprised of two samples of popular television series airing between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. Popularity was determined based […]

  • One Day at a Time, season 1

    One Day at a Time, season 1

    One Day at a Time is a new imagining of the long-running series of the same name from the 70s and 80s. It’s streaming now on Netflix. Some things remain the same, some things are different. The new version is as charming and funny as its ancestor.

  • Review: Grace and Frankie Season 2

    Review: Grace and Frankie Season 2

    Grace and Frankie season 2 hit Netflix over the weekend and I watched all 13 episodes by late Sunday evening. My brief review is this: so damn good. A longer review follows, complete with some spoilers, so be aware. The premise of Grace and Frankie is that two couples Grace and Robert (Jane Fonda and […]

  • Review: Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

    Review: Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

    Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks stars Gena Rowlands. That was all I needed to know about the 2014 film to pick it out of a dismal collection of male-dominated newly added films on Amazon Prime. Spoilers ahead.

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