Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Sophie Rundle

  • Is there a new heroine in season 2 of Gentleman Jack?

    Is there a new heroine in season 2 of Gentleman Jack?

    As I watched the final episode of season 2 of Gentleman Jack I was struck by how much had happened to Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) and Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle) since the start of their marriage. This real life 1830s lesbian couple did not have an easy adjustment to being together.

  • Review: The Nest

    Review: The Nest

    The Nest, from the BBC, is a five part mini series streaming on Acorn TV. Sophie Rundle and Martin Compston star as a Glasgow couple desperate to have a child.

  • Review: An Inspector Calls

    Review: An Inspector Calls

    An Inspector Calls is based on a well-known play by J.B. Priestley set in 1912 England. This is the 3rd movie version of the story, beautifully directed this time by Aisling Walsh. It’s a BBC production, available in the U.S. on Prime Video.

  • Review: Brief Encounters

    Review: Brief Encounters

    It’s hilarious how repressed the Brits were about sex in 1982. At least in public. Brief Encounters tells the story of four women who wade into that repression as Ann Summers party plan saleswomen and turn their worlds upside down.

  • The Excellence of Gentleman Jack

    The Excellence of Gentleman Jack

    Gentleman Jack season 1 ended in the U.S. It was excellent in every way. A brilliant achievement involving writers, directors, costumers, actors, and Anne Lister’s secret diaries.

  • Grace Notes after Two Episodes of Gentleman Jack

    Grace Notes after Two Episodes of Gentleman Jack

    I’ve been noticing a lot of what you might call grace notes in Gentleman Jack. Minor characters, casting choices, reasons to break the 4th wall. There are a few spoilers from episode 2 ahead.

  • Gentleman Jack: A Look at Episode 1

    Gentleman Jack: A Look at Episode 1

    Like any true fan of Sally Wainwright’s writing, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the series Gentleman Jack. Episode 1 aired last night: I’ll take a look at a few of the things that struck me about the first episode.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Gentleman Jack – UPDATED

    Watch This: Trailer for Gentleman Jack – UPDATED

    I’m quite excited about Gentleman Jack. It’s an 8 hour historical drama series about Anne Lister, one of England’s earliest out lesbians. It’s written by Sally Wainwright. It stars Suranne Jones. Could anything get better than that?

  • Review: Bodyguard

    Review: Bodyguard

    Bodyguard, a political thriller from the BBC, is solidly entertaining. It races through 6 episodes full speed ahead with twists, turns and surprises that keep you on the edge of your seat. The series is available on Netflix.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Bodyguard

    Watch This: Trailer for Bodyguard

    The BBC’s Bodyguard series has been picked up by Netflix. It will premier on that platform on October 24. If my Twitter feed out of the UK is any indication (and it’s usually quite accurate), Bodyguard is among the most compelling shows to come along in quite a while.