Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Sarah Gadon

  • All My Puny Sorrows, a family wracked by depression

    All My Puny Sorrows, a family wracked by depression

    All My Puny Sorrows is a sad tale of depression and suicide. A Mennonite family struggles through huge losses that they are unable to stop.

  • Review: Alias Grace

    Review: Alias Grace

    Alias Grace arises from the brilliant collaborative team of Margaret Atwood who wrote the novel, Sarah Polley who wrote the adaptation for television, and Mary Harron who directed. Add Sarah Gadon who starred as Grace Marks and you have 4 powerhouse women working to bring Netflix viewers a moving 6 part series about a celebrated […]

  • Review: Belle

    Review: Belle

    Belle tells the story of a mixed-race woman raised as an aristocrat in 18th Century England. The political overtones of the story are as relevant today as they were then.

  • Review: The Girl King

    Review: The Girl King

    Malin Buska stars as Kristina, Queen of Sweden, in The Girl King. I found it an uplifting story about love and power and being true to yourself. It didn’t have a romantically happy ending, but no lesbians died in the telling of the story. That’s a good thing. Spoilers ahead. Kristina was queen from age […]

  • Watch This: Trailer for The Girl King

    Watch This: Trailer for The Girl King

    The Girl King tells the story of Queen Kristina of Sweden. Kristina was on the throne by the age of six. She was raised as a prince and learned to sword fight and was able to satisfy her intellectual pursuits as a man would.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Belle

    Watch This: Trailer for Belle

    Belle will be in theaters May 2. It looks good to me and has a terrific cast. The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw from Touch, Undercovers, and Larry Crowne. The film is based on a true story about an illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral who is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle. Also […]

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