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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

movies by or about women opening US/Can Dec 13

Black Christmas

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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Black Christmas [pictured]
Sophia Takal directs and writes, with April Wolfe, this horror movie about a band of sorority sisters (Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, and Brittany O’Grady) menaced by a hooded murderer.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Cunningham
Alla Kovgan writes and directs this documentary about choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Rabid
Jen and Sylvia Soska direct and cowrite this horror sci-fi about a woman (Laura Vandervoort) whose stem-cell treatment has unexpected side effects.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Seberg
Anna Waterhouse cowrites this historical drama about French New Wave icon Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart). (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Spiral Farm
Thomai Hatsios cowrites this coming-of-age drama about a teen girl (Piper De Palma) living in a remote community. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
The legendary film critic is profiled in this biographical documentary. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Bombshell
Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie star in this based-on-fact drama about sexual harassment at Fox News. (male writer and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Colewell
Karen Allen stars in this drama about the closing of a post office that serves as a rural community’s social hub. (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 US and Canada page.


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