‘The Honorable Woman’ Creator Fan of Great 70′s Spy Thrillers

A first-class, cerebral mystery/espionage thriller set amidst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, British auteur Hugo Blick’s “The Honorable Woman” has become one of the most talked-about television dramas of the summer. Its title star, Maggie Gyllenhaal, has said she is more proud of the eight-part mini series than anything else she’s done in her career. Its supporting cast, including Stephen Rea and Janet McTeer as British agents, is absolutely brilliant. And of course, it could not be more timely. Blick noted that …

At Last: The Vibrator Movie You Can Take Your Mother To!

All right, maybe there’s not been an actual clamor for a Vibrator Movie You Can Take Your Mother To, but director Tanya Wexler has made it in her new film Hysteria, and as a mother of four, she told me, “It’s a movie I’d like to see! “Who wouldn’t want to see a romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian England?” Hysteria draws its based-on-fact plot from a peculiar medical heresy of the Victorian era: That women …