Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Sandra Oh

  • Umma, talk about mommy issues!

    Umma, talk about mommy issues!

    Umma stars Sandra Oh in a story haunted by intergenerational family issues. A film with Sandra Oh should have been better than this one is. I thought perhaps she was interested in acting (and producing) this story because it featured Korean culture and language.

  • Julia, episode 5, “Crepes Suzette”

    Julia, episode 5, “Crepes Suzette”

    Julia, episode 5, “Crepes Suzette” happened to be released during the same week as the finale of Killing Eve. Instead of recapping or reviewing the episode, I’m going to look at some parallels between the two TV shows and their respective casts.

  • Spoilery Thoughts on the finale of Killing Eve

    Spoilery Thoughts on the finale of Killing Eve

    WARNING: Do not read this unless you’ve already seen the finale of Killing Eve. There are spoilers.

  • Review: Turning Red, embrace your beast

    Review: Turning Red, embrace your beast

    Turning Red is a woman written and directed (Domee Shi) Pixar animated film about what puberty and coming of age are like for girls. The main character, Meilin (Rosalie Chiang), turns 13 in eighth grade and discovers a monster inside herself.

  • Review: Dear . . . is short bios about influence

    Review: Dear . . . is short bios about influence

    Dear . . . is an interesting way to talk about lives and the influence they have on others. Two seasons of short films are featured. People talk about their lives and then read letters from people they have inspired or influenced. The people who wrote the letters are shown reading their own letters.

  • The Chair, good but not great

    The Chair, good but not great

    The Chair has a terrific cast with Sandra Oh and Jay Duplass leading a large group of excellent actors. This Netflix dramedy was full of good performances that couldn’t quite pull the 6 episode series over the line into greatness. It was good. It was enjoyable. But not great.

  • Review: Over the Moon

    Review: Over the Moon

    Over the Moon is an animated musical fantasy from Netflix. We’re used to seeing this sort of thing from Disney. While I don’t think the Netflix animation equaled the splendor of, say, Coco, the look and colorful cheer of Over the Moon is enough to make you happy.

  • Review: Wilby Wonderful

    Review: Wilby Wonderful

    Wilby Wonderful is a 2004 Canadian goodie starring Sandra Oh and Ellen Page as denizens of a fictional small island town in the Canadian Maritimes.

  • Brain Dump: Killing Eve, Gentleman Jack, and Call the Midwife

    Brain Dump: Killing Eve, Gentleman Jack, and Call the Midwife

    Just a few bits and pieces about Killing Eve, both the Gentleman Jack TV series and tie in book, and Call the Midwife.

  • Spoilery comments on Killing Eve, S2 E4

    Spoilery comments on Killing Eve, S2 E4

    Have you noticed how much time Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri spends staring at herself in a mirror on Killing Eve? She does it in almost every episode. Is she trying to figure out just who she is, now that Villanelle (Jodie Comer) has taken over her life?