Watch This: Trailer for Parched

Parched is from India. It’s the story of four women and their difficult attempts at liberation from the patriarchy. The film was written and directed by Leena Yadav. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Parched”

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Review: Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara in a ridiculous and funny tale about cops and federal witnesses and crooked cops and crooked witness and untrustworthy cops and untrustworthy witnesses. Continue reading “Review: Hot Pursuit”

Review: Grace and Frankie Season 2

Grace and Frankie season 2 hit Netflix over the weekend and I watched all 13 episodes by late Sunday evening. My brief review is this: so damn good. A longer review follows, complete with some spoilers, so be aware.

The premise of Grace and Frankie is that two couples Grace and Robert (Jane Fonda and Martin Sheen) and Frankie and Sol (Lily Tomlin and Sam Waterston), who have been friends for many years, break apart because the husbands have been lovers for 20 years. The men plan to marry each other. The wives, who don’t particularly like each other, are stuck as roommates in one of the family homes surviving the 2 divorces. Continue reading “Review: Grace and Frankie Season 2”

Watch This: Trailer for Mon Roi (My King)

Mon Roi, or My King in English, is a French film directed by Maïwenn, the 4th film from this director. Maïwenn also wrote the screenplay.

Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot star as the couple in the film. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Mon Roi (My King)”

Review: The Truth about Emanuel

The Truth about Emanuel is a surreal film, written and directed by Francesca Gregorini. I watched it all with interest, so I obviously found it worth watching. It isn’t a great film, but it drags you into its unhinged world. It’s about madness and grief, wounded healers and magic. Continue reading “Review: The Truth about Emanuel”

Watch This: Trailer for Absolutely Fabulous the Movie

The British comedy series Absolutely Fabulous is now a movie. It will open in theaters the US on July 22. Be ready to go, sweetie darling.

Absolutely Fabulous reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as Mother. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Absolutely Fabulous the Movie”

Review: All About E

Australian writer and director Louise Wadley brings us All About E, a story about an Arabic-Australian woman and her efforts to figure out her life. This effort includes losing love because of being closeted to her family, having lots of sex as a very cool DJ, absconding with a bag of money for a long road trip from Sydney to Wollongong, and finding love again.

Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: All About E”

Watch This: Trailer for Maggie’s Plan

Maggie’s Plan has a great cast, a female writer and director, and a plot idea that seems original in concept.

Here’s the plot synopsis: Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Maggie’s Plan”

Review: Echo Park

Echo Park is Sophia’s (Mamie Gummer) story. We find her at a point in her life when she questions everything, she shakes up everything, and she turns a 180 on the way she’s been living.

There are spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Echo Park”

Watch This: Trailer for A Light Beneath Their Feet

A Light Beneath Their Feet stars Taryn Manning and Madison Davenport as mother and daughter in a coming-of-age drama about a family coping with bipolar disorder. Also featured is Carter Mark Jenkins as young Beth’s love interest. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for A Light Beneath Their Feet”