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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Oct 23–25

Terminator Dark Fate Natalia Reyes Mackenzie Davis Linda Hamilton

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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Addams Family
Pamela Pettler and Erica Rivinoja cowrite this animated fantasy comedy about a peculiar, ghoulish family. Costarring the voices of Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Bette Midler, Catherine O’Hara, Elsie Fisher, and Allison Janney. (male director)
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Terminator: Dark Fate [pictured]
Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, and Natalia Reyes star in this sci-fi action drama about a quest to protect a future (female) savior of humanity from a time-traveling cyborg. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Black and Blue
Naomie Harris stars in this crime drama about a rookie police officer who faces a dilemma when she witnesses fellow cops committing murder. (male writer and director)
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Chained for Life
Jess Weixler costars in this drama about an actress who finds it difficult to connect with her disfigured (male) costar. (male writer-director)
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Find more movies by and about women using the Here Are the Women tag, and on the movies by/about women in cinemas UK and Ireland page.


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