Female powered Dumplin’ is about body image and loving who you are. Produced by and starring Jennifer Aniston as a woman who lives for beauty pageants. She has a plus size daughter Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald) who shakes up her world.
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Pine Gap comes from Australia. It’s a fictionalized TV series about a real place. The real Pine Gap is a joint Australian/United States intelligence gathering installation in the desert near Alice Springs. Some slight spoilers ahead.
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Happy End?! is in German. It’s a 2014 Wolfe Video film, which clues you in immediately that it’s a lesbian love story. It’s similar to the hetero love story with a sad ending that you’ve seen many times before, but between women. Don’t worry – the ending isn’t tragic, but it is sad. Continue reading “Review: Happy End?!”
Wanted is an action-packed series from Australia about two women who run for their lives while being chased by the police, drug dealers, and assorted bad guys. It stars Rebecca Gibney and Geraldine Hakewill as absolutely wonderful characters.
This review contains some spoilers for season 1 & 2. Season 3 will arrive on Netflix on December 13, 2018. Continue reading “Review: Seasons 1-2 of Wanted, an Exciting Australian Series”
Aquarius stars Sonia Braga in a story about a Brazilian woman who refuses to move out of her home. It’s in a beachfront location on Boa Viagem Avenue, Recife. Sonia Braga’s performance is stunning – I would even say magnificent – in Aquarius. Continue reading “Review: Aquarius”
The Heart Guy, called Doctor, Doctor by its Australian creators, continues with the charming scoundrel Dr. Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser) leading a large cast in a soapy dramedy about life in Whyhope. Continue reading “Review: The Heart Guy (Doctor, Doctor), season 3”
The Little Drummer Girl came to television as a limited series on AMC. It’s a spy story based on a John le Carré novel. John le Carré adapted it for television. If you’re familiar with John le Carré you know his stories are complex tales that trap your imagination in a world of spies and intrigue. Continue reading “Review: The Little Drummer Girl”
Widows is crammed with star power, blessed with an engaging but tricky plot, and is a paen to female empowerment. I was expecting lots of action from the women, but the story built slowly toward a few moments of action at the end. Continue reading “Review: Widows”
Ackley Bridge, season 2, with its big cast and 12 episodes was even more interesting than season 1. The UK’s Channel 4 must agree with me because they’ve commissioned a third season of 8 episodes for 2019. This British drama about an integrated school filled with both white and Asian kids and teachers is a great setting for multiple storylines.
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Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s Spanish language hit Gloria is reborn as an English language indie with Julianne Moore in the lead role. The English version is called Gloria Bell. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Gloria Bell”