Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Tessa Thompson

  • Review: Passing

    Review: Passing

    Passing stars Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga in a thought provoking and ambiguous dance of “wild desire.” It’s about passing for something you’re not and the emotions that come from doing that dance. It’s now available on Netflix.

  • Sylvie’s Love is a Lush and Romantic Love Story

    Sylvie’s Love is a Lush and Romantic Love Story

    Sylvie’s Love is a gorgeous, luscious love story set in the world of jazz and cocktails from the late 1950s to the early 1960s. Streaming on Prime Video, it will set your romantic heart atingle.

  • Review: Furlough

    Review: Furlough

    Furlough is a lighthearted comedy dressed up in serious outfits. It’s about a part-time prison guard meant to take a prisoner on a home visit to see her dying mother.

  • Review: Little Woods

    Review: Little Woods

    Little Woods puts you inside the lives of two sisters during a harrowing week in their always difficult existence.

  • Review: For Colored Girls

    Review: For Colored Girls

    For Colored Girls is a brilliant work of art. The film was released in 2010, but I just saw it. I was blown away by the breathtaking language and the heartfelt performances.

  • Review: Annihilation

    Review: Annihilation

    The alien DNA that crashes into Earth in Annihilation is going to engulf and destroy everything human! Unless Natalie Portman as cell biologist Lena can save the world! There are some spoilers ahead.

  • Review: Sorry to Bother You

    Review: Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You is one crazy piece of theater. The crazy works. It delivers a powerful punch in an imaginative package. Written and directed by Boots Riley, this is a tale about class, race, greed, exploitation, and love.  Boots Riley is one of those fresh voices in American cinema people are always talking about.

  • Review: Dear White People, Vol.2

    Review: Dear White People, Vol.2

    Dear White People Vol. 2 is the second season of this comedic discussion of race in America. The quality that characterized the first season continues as the story about a group of black students at mostly white Winchester University moves forward.  There are minor spoilers ahead.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Furlough

    Watch This: Trailer for Furlough

    Furlough presses all the right buttons. Female leads, female director, and the promise of a fun comedy. Check out the trailer.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Annihilation

    Watch This: Trailer for Annihilation

    The sci-fi thriller Annihilation based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy released its first teaser.

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