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new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jan 17

Sat Jan 18 2020, 06:05pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Jan 17

Sat Jan 18 2020, 06:02pm | 0 comments

Birgitta Bongenhielm cowrites Intrigo: Death of an Author… and that’s it. [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jan 17

Sat Jan 18 2020, 01:45pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Jan 17

Sat Jan 18 2020, 01:36pm | 0 comments

Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie star in Bombshell; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


my ranking of the films of 2020 has begun!

Fri Jan 17 2020, 04:15pm | 0 comments

Only for Patreon supporters, but sneak a peek at the ranking as it begins inside…


The Gentlemen movie review: sufficiently advanced crime

Thu Jan 16 2020, 09:52pm | 0 comments

Guy Ritchie ups his game on his signature subgenre with a hilariously sublime crime comedy that acts as mirror on the legit world and oozes with crackling cynicism about culture and politics as well.


what do women want? ‘Little Women’ and ‘Hustlers’ have some answers

Wed Jan 15 2020, 12:09pm | 0 comments

Women want to be able to tell our own stories, and we want to be heard. Hustlers and Little Women are so much about this (and other important things of female concern) that they’re practically the same movie.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jan 14

Tue Jan 14 2020, 09:04pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jan 13–17

Tue Jan 14 2020, 08:18pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


Just Mercy movie review: fighting the never-ending good fight

Tue Jan 14 2020, 06:46pm | 0 comments

This true origin story of a literal social-justice warrior is earnest, passionate… and exhausting. We need to keep telling these stories, yet each is but another tiny drop of water in a rough ocean.


AWFJ 2019 EDA Awards winners announced

Mon Jan 13 2020, 04:54pm | 0 comments

And we have winners!


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jan 10

Fri Jan 10 2020, 10:36pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Jan 10

Fri Jan 10 2020, 10:34pm | 0 comments

Danielle Sanchez-Witzel cowrites Like a Boss, starring Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jan 10

Fri Jan 10 2020, 03:54pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Jan 10

Fri Jan 10 2020, 03:52pm | 0 comments

Anna Waterhouse cowrites Seberg, starring Kristen Stewart; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie review: the galaxy isn’t far far away, it’s just very small

Thu Jan 09 2020, 08:59pm | 0 comments

Kudos to J.J. Abrams for doing something extraordinary: he has made me not care about Star Wars for the first time ever. I’m kind of relieved that it’s over, because it has stopped being fun.


OFCS 2019 awards winners announced

Wed Jan 08 2020, 02:06pm | 0 comments

And we have winners!


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jan 07–10

Tue Jan 07 2020, 02:19pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jan 06–11

Tue Jan 07 2020, 01:43pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jan 03

Fri Jan 03 2020, 04:59pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Jan 03: NONE

Fri Jan 03 2020, 04:57pm | 0 comments

A weekend on which no movies written by men, directed by men, or about men open is inconceivable. But someone tell me again how women’s representation onscreen isn’t an issue.


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jan 01–03

Fri Jan 03 2020, 04:09pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Jan 03

Fri Jan 03 2020, 04:07pm | 0 comments

Maud Ameline cowrites French drama Amanda… and that’s it. [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


I’m on BBC World Service’s “The Arts Hour” again, Saturday, January 4th

Wed Jan 01 2020, 05:21pm | 0 comments

I’m back for my 11th appearance and the start of my fourth year as a regular recurring guest commentator on this always-fun culture-chat program…


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Dec 31

Tue Dec 31 2019, 05:09pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Dec 30

Tue Dec 31 2019, 04:44pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


UK online critics pick ‘The Irishman’ as best film of 2019 in HeyUGuys poll

Fri Dec 27 2019, 05:15pm | 0 comments

I participated in this poll, but haven’t even had a chance to see The Irishman yet, so I don’t know if I agree with this choice…


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Dec 25–27

Fri Dec 27 2019, 05:05pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Dec 25–27

Fri Dec 27 2019, 04:54pm | 0 comments

Chinonye Chukwu writes and directs Clemency, starring Alfre Woodard; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Dec 26

Fri Dec 27 2019, 04:15pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Dec 26

Fri Dec 27 2019, 03:54pm | 0 comments

Greta Gerwig writes and directs Little Women, starring (among others) Emma Watson. And that’s it… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


curated: why we don’t ‘see’ Star Wars anymore…

Wed Dec 25 2019, 11:38am | 0 comments

Many good thoughts here — ones I agree with — in a New York Times essay by Tim Kreider…


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Dec 24

Tue Dec 24 2019, 09:07pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Dec 23

Tue Dec 24 2019, 08:39pm | 0 comments

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


Uncut Gems movie review: diamond in the blech (#LFF2019)

Tue Dec 24 2019, 04:39pm | 0 comments

There is real cinematic tension in this own-worst-enemy tale of addiction and its ever escalating series of bad bets. But Adam Sandler’s unfettered arrogance renders it far from endearing or fun.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Dec 20

Fri Dec 20 2019, 09:57pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Dec 20

Fri Dec 20 2019, 09:55pm | 0 comments

Francesca Hayward costars in Cats; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Dec 19–20

Fri Dec 20 2019, 07:34pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Dec 19–20

Fri Dec 20 2019, 07:32pm | 0 comments

Daisy Ridley costars in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


Little Women (2019) movie review: looking askance, with love, at a classic

Thu Dec 19 2019, 09:35am | 0 comments

A very welcome feminist interpretation of Alcott’s beloved novel, layered in sly, winking awareness of Hollywood clichés and the cultural pressures on women. Alive and electric, an absolute treasure.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Dec 17–20

Wed Dec 18 2019, 10:36pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Dec 16–20

Wed Dec 18 2019, 09:21pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Dec 13

Sun Dec 15 2019, 10:22pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Dec 13

Sun Dec 15 2019, 10:20pm | 0 comments

Sophia Takal directs and writes, with April Wolfe, Black Christmas, starring Imogen Poots and Aleyse Shannon; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael documentary review: art and trash in measured quantities

Sun Dec 15 2019, 09:04pm | 0 comments

A terrific portrait of the legendary critic, as objective as she was proudly subjective. Pulls no punches on her complicated life and work but rightly hails how she revolutionized thinking about film.


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Dec 11–13

Fri Dec 13 2019, 11:19am | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Dec 13

Fri Dec 13 2019, 11:17am | 0 comments

Sophia Takal directs and writes, with April Wolfe, Black Christmas, starring Imogen Poots and Aleyse Shannon; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


Richard Jewell movie review: innocent man, guilty movie

Thu Dec 12 2019, 04:18pm | 0 comments

Cluelessly simplistic rendering of a 1990s media injustice ignores all the context in which it happened and demonizes the one journalist who acted professionally. Fails even as a conservative screed.


Jumanji: The Next Level movie review: this game needs to be over

Wed Dec 11 2019, 11:52am | 0 comments

It’s more of the same tedious nonsense, all action sequences bereft of excitement and body-swap comedy minus any real laughs. An abysmal lack of fun with stakes way too low to generate much suspense.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Dec 10

Tue Dec 10 2019, 10:52pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


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