Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Saoirse Ronan

  • See How They Run, spoofing the whodunit

    See How They Run, spoofing the whodunit

    See How They Run is a whodunit that makes fun of whodunits – and Agatha Christie and writers and directors and actors and producers and even ushers. It makes fun of everything. You never know which timeworn whodunit trope will get satirized next. Plus, it is fun to watch just to see whodunit.

  • Review: The French Dispatch, a visual tribute to the written word

    Review: The French Dispatch, a visual tribute to the written word

    The French Dispatch, from director Wes Anderson, brings a sumptuous feast of visual images, coupled with an all star cast, to a tale about a magazine. The magazine is The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun. This American magazine, published in France, brought news of the world back to the homeland.

  • Review: Little Women (2019)

    Review: Little Women (2019)

    Little Women was so rich, I wish I could watch it a couple more times before I write this review. There was everything Louisa May Alcott gave us in the book, with additions and modernized storytelling from writer and director Greta Gerwig. The film includes parts of Louisa May Alcott’s later work beyond the story […]

  • Review: Hanna

    Review: Hanna

    Hanna, the 8 episode series on Amazon, was based on the 2011 thriller also named Hanna. It isn’t a remake, but an addition and extension. It’s very good. There are some spoilers ahead.

  • Watch This: Trailer for On Chesil Beach

    Watch This: Trailer for On Chesil Beach

    On Chesil Beach hits theaters May 18. It stars Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle as young newlyweds in a still to be sexually liberated time in the early 1960s.

  • Watch This: Trailer for The Seagull

    Watch This: Trailer for The Seagull

    What draws my interest in The Seagull is not that it’s period drama based on the play by Anton Chekhov. I admit, Anton Chekhov somehow manages to stay relevant, even though The Seagull was written in 1895. No, the thing that interests me is the cast.

  • Review: Lady Bird

    Review: Lady Bird

    If I had to describe Lady Bird with one word it would be real. This coming of age story for Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson feels absolutely, perfectly, nailed it, real for a certain type of kid growing up in America.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Lady Bird

    Watch This: Trailer for Lady Bird

    Lady Bird isn’t about Lady Bird Johnson, my original thought when I saw the title. It’s a mother-daughter story starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf.

  • Review: Brooklyn

    Review: Brooklyn

    Brooklyn stars Saoirse Ronan in a visually lush story about the life of an Irish immigrant in the 1950s. Ronan played Eilis, a young woman who goes to Brooklyn in search of a better life. She arrives there with a job and a place to stay. In that sense her immigrant story is easier than […]

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