movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Jan 05



Molly’s Game [my review]
Jessica Chastain stars in the based-on-fact story of Molly Bloom and the glamorous high-stakes poker games she ran in Los Angeles and New York. (male writer and director)

Insidious: The Last Key [IMDb] pictured
Lin Shaye returns as parapsychologist Elise Rainier, investigating hauntings past and present in the house she grew up in. (male writer and director)


The Strange Ones [IMDb]
Lauren Wolkstein cowrites and codirects a suspense tale of two (male) travelers in remote America.

Goldbuster [IMDb]
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng directs this Hong Kong supernatural comedy about a ghost hunter.

In Between [IMDb]
Maysaloun Hamoud writes and directs this drama about Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv, starring Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, and Shaden Kanboura.

Project Eden [IMDb]
Ashlee Jensen cowrites and codirects a sci-fi thriller about a woman on the run from a global conspiracy, starring Anna McGahan.

In the Land of Pomegranates [my review]
Hava Kohav Beller directs this documentary about the Palestinian/Jewish conflict in the Middle East.

Please let me know if I’ve missed any movies directed by, written by, or about women.

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Fri, Jan 05, 2018 5:55pm

Thank you for doing this. I’ve been trying to see as many films as possible in a row with female leads, just to see if I can. I think I’ve managed 6-8 theatrical releases so far, which would have been difficult to imagine even a few years ago.