Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.
The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.
Details the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student who became an academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive's feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston's children together. The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman's creation.
William Marston's granddaughter Christie Marston publicly stated that her family "completely rejects any claims made in the film and in no way support this work of fiction". See more »
When the professor was in the hospital at the end of his life his room had modern features that would not have been in hospital in the 1940's. These include a sprinkler system, modern electrical boxes and some large, modern A/C units outside the windows. See more »
William Moulton Marston:
She is beautiful, guileless, kind, and pure of heart. You are brilliant, ferocious, hilarious, and a grade A bitch. Together, you are the perfect woman.
See more »
a true story about the creation of a feminist icon
Few people know that Wonder Woman was created by the psychology
professor who invented the lie detector. That's one reason why
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017) is an intriguing period
bio-drama. The others concern why Harvard fired the professor and why
Wonder Women is in the plural form.
Based on a true story set in 1940s America, William Marston (Luke
Evans) is one of the pioneers of psychology. His wife Elizabeth
(Rebecca Hall) is a brilliant academic and a feisty feminist, and
together they recruit Olive Plat (Bella Heathcote) to help in their
research for a machine that can detect lies. The three-way sexual
chemistry is immediate and explosive. When they begin their open menagé
á trois, the conservative Harvard University dismisses them for
immorality and they take menial jobs to survive. Wanting to become a
fiction writer, William creates a fantasy animation based on the two
women in his life. Adorned with symbols of female empowerment, it is an
instant icon of the non-violent super-heroine he calls Wonder Woman.
William becomes a successful cartoonist and Wonder Woman comics sweep
America. However, in the pre-feminist age, moral crusaders persecute
the trio for the lewd bondage imagery that allegedly is corrupting
This is a transgressive film in many ways. In addition to some
beautifully rendered scenes of three- way sexual intimacy, it explores
polyamorous relationships and the feminist psychology of bondage
radical ideas that challenge the conservative construction of
heterosexuality. In the process of showing the trio exploring their
emotional and sexual boundaries the viewer is drawn into reflecting
upon their own. With same-sex marriage becoming today's new normal,
this film suggests that the evolution of human sexuality is far from
over. It also explains that instead of being based on subversive
psychology, Wonder Women is really a role model for peace-making,
feminine agency, and sexual liberation.
The three principal actors perform seductively within typecast roles.
Rebecca Hall depicts a powerful intellect and feminine sensitivity;
Bella Heathcote portrays extraordinary beauty and strong determination;
and Luke Evans, perhaps the envy of many male viewers, is a masculine
intellectual and a genuine new-age feminist. The filming evokes the era
with authenticity, the script is intelligent, and the iconography that
led to the creation of Wonder Woman is assembled like scattered clues
in a detective thriller. Similar to the film Mary Shelley (2017), the
film also shows how great creative works are the embodiment of their
author's life experience. In this way, it is engaging, informative, and
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?