Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Tracy Letts

  • French Exit, surreal and bizarre

    French Exit, surreal and bizarre

    French Exit is a surreal and odd film about strange and bizarre people. It stars Michelle Pfeiffer, which is reason enough to watch it. However, it’s not like anything you’ve ever seen before and may not strike you as wonderful. It’s streaming on Prime and in several other places.

  • 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… Read more Review: Little Women (2019)

  • Review: The Post

    Review: The Post

     The Post taps into the modern political situation like it was 1971. I don’t know how filmmakers tap into the zeitgeist of a particular moment with films like The Post that take months or years to make, but they do it again and again.

  • 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 The Post

    Watch This: Trailer for The Post

    Are you old enough to remember The Pentagon Papers? Just in case that was before your time, they were 700 pages of secret government documents about the Viet Nam War. They made the government look very bad. Very bad. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star in The Post to tell the story of how those… Read more Watch This: Trailer for The Post

  • 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.

  • August: Osage County is Full of Promise (Updated)

    August: Osage County is Full of Promise (Updated)

    August: Osage County is the most promising movie, story, cast, whatever, to come along in a very long time. It’s a family drama with many strong women called together by a family crisis at their childhood home in Oklahoma. It’s based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tracy Letts. Letts also wrote the screen play… Read more August: Osage County is Full of Promise (Updated)