Film Review: Hidden Figures


Please read my review of the film Hidden Figures as published in Boston’s print and online paper, The Jewish Journal.

The Jewish Journal begins….

The film “Hidden Figures,” directed by Theodore Melfi, brings us the true story of America’s zeal to put a man into space juxtaposed against the remarkable but unknown story of three black American women whose mathematical, scientific, computing and engineering genius made it possible – in an era of …  READ MORE





About Jane

The gravitar you see is Joey, narrator and protagonist of my book, "DOGS DON'T LOOK BOTH WAYS," 2015 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. Recently I have been film critic for newspapers such as "The Jewish Advocate," "The Jewish Journal" and "The Newton Tab." I love to bicycle, play tennis, and swim, and to participate in local community activities. My favorites are providing food for the needy, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and literacy.
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5 Responses to Film Review: Hidden Figures

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Reviewed this on my blog, too – loved it!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jane says:

    I can’t say you and I are going to start something, but we can certainly keep that ball rolling! After I submitted my review to the newspaper’s editor, HE went and saw the film!


  3. Great article with many provocative thougths, thank you. This film achieves what any bio-pic drama can hope for: it offers feel-good entertainment while informing about a remarkable episode in history. Its also part of a wider cultural adjustment to the historical record which is mostly written by men for men. It will take decades to correct the chronicles and show the role of women in its correct light. This film cannot “redress” past wrongs, but it can contribute in a small way to filling the empty spaces created in white man’s history.

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