Women jazz musicians in the documentary The Girls in the Band

The Girls in the Band review, and my introduction to a women’s film site

The Girls in the Band was the first film I picked to watch on a new site I just learned about. I’ll get to the film in a bit, but first I want to mention Herflix. The site is full […]

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Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel toast with champagne in The Taste of Things

The Taste of Things, food and love, love and food

The Taste of Things (La passion de Dodin Bouffant) is the kind of film that makes a food lover’s mouth water. The food and the preparation of the food is everything in this film by Anh Hung Tran. The cook

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Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie in Eileen

Eileen review: dark psychological chills and thrills

Eileen is a disconcerting psychological drama featuring stellar performances from Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie. These are dark characters who exist in a dreary world. Their story is not a happy one and the ending is inconclusive.

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An-Li Bogan in The American Society of Magical Negroes

The American Society of Magical Negroes review, not quite magical

The American Society of Magical Negroes is a satire meant to demonstrate how ridiculous white people are about race. It was trying to do something comparable to Dear White People, but it didn’t quite work. Maybe that comparison is unfair

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Siobhán Cullen, Will Forte, and Robyn Cara in Bodkin

Bodkin review, podcasters in for a surprise

Bodkin is full of surprises. This review will avoid revealing any spoilers or surprises, because they are the secret sauce in this comedy about a podcaster looking for a story in a small Irish town near the sea.

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Aitana in Love, Divided

Love, Divided review: Spanish remake of a French rom-com

Love, Divided (Pared con pared) is a Spanish rom-com about two feuding neighbors who fall in love through a wall. It’s a remake of the French version of the story, called Blind Date. I remember seeing Blind Date a few

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Carla Gugino, Melissa Benoist, Natasha Behnam, and Christina Elmore in The Girls on the Bus

The Girls on the Bus review, women power takes a ride

The Girls on the Bus takes four different women journalists and puts them on a bus following after a candidate for President. The political aspect of the story forms the background for the central relationship between the women.

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Harvey Keitel and Melanie Lynskey in The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz review, memories of surviving real horrors

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is Lali Sokolov’s story about love and survival in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. As an old man, Lali told his story to Heather Morris. She made his memories into a book. This six part television series

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Anne Hathaway in The Idea of You

The Idea of You review: this rom-com’s a little different

The Idea of You is absolutely a rom-com. Yet it manages to feel more substantive than the usual fluffy romance we are flooded with of late. Maybe it felt more grounded to me because the plot is about a woman

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