Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Women Directors

  • Poker Face, Natasha Lyonne always knows the truth

    Poker Face, Natasha Lyonne always knows the truth

    Poker Face is halfway through its season, so I feel safe in saying it’s a hit. Natasha Lyonne leads a cast of guest stars so well-known it will make your head spin, in this crime-solving mystery created by Rian Johnson.

  • Echo 3, a military thriller

    Echo 3, a military thriller

    Echo 3 is an overlong, drawn out military thriller about a woman captured by rebels in Colombia and the efforts of her husband and brother to get her back. Like Helen of Troy, she was worth starting a war for.

  • Showtrial, high profile crime story from the BBC

    Showtrial, high profile crime story from the BBC

    Showtrial is partly police procedural and partly courtroom drama. In only 5 episodes, directed by Zara Hayes, we see the crime, the police work, and the trial. After it’s all done and done, we still aren’t sure the right person was convicted of the crime.

  • Aftersun, fragments of a distant past

    Aftersun, fragments of a distant past

    Aftersun is the story of a father and daughter on vacation in Turkey, but overarching that is the now grown daughter’s struggle to understand her father through adult eyes. This review contains spoilers.

  • The Paradise (Paratiisi) S2, Finnish/Spanish mystery series

    The Paradise (Paratiisi) S2, Finnish/Spanish mystery series

    Season 2 of The Paradise (Paratiisi) features the same 3 Finnish and Spanish cops we met in season 1. They’re on to a new case that involves both countries and again need to provide help for each other.

  • Invisible City, fantasy and mythology from Brazil

    Invisible City, fantasy and mythology from Brazil

    Invisible City (Cidade Invisível) comes from Brazil. It’s a modern day mystery that involves entities from Brazilian mythology. The series, in Brazilian Portuguese, has 7 episodes. A second season has already been approved.

  • Language Lessons, human connection via video

    Language Lessons, human connection via video

    Language Lessons is a two-hander with Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass as strangers involved in long distance Spanish lessons. He’s a student in California, she’s the teacher in Costa Rica. Their conversations lead to a friendship.

  • Sexify, season 2, college girls turn business women

    Sexify, season 2, college girls turn business women

    Sexify, the Polish comedy series, sees the three women out of college in season 2. They are about to launch their Sexify app. They managed to create a sex app without knowing anything about sex. Now they’re running a business without knowing anything about business. Lots of disasters are involved.

  • Slash/Back, horror in the far north

    Slash/Back, horror in the far north

    Slash/Back is a horror flick from an indigenous woman director named Nyla Innuksuk, who also co-wrote the story. It’s an homage to The Thing, except it takes place in northern Canada near the Arctic Circle and a bunch of teen girls defeat the icky, blood sucking alien entities that comes for them.

  • Dive (La caída) tells a story of abuse in the sports world

    Dive (La caída) tells a story of abuse in the sports world

    Dive (La caída) tells a story of a swim coach who takes advantage of the young girls striving to reach the Olympics under his care. The story is set in Mexico, but represents a world-wide issue for young female athletes. Karla Souza, from How to Get Away with Murder, stars and produced.

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