Plus the horror stories women live, cold cops, and more. (First published July 2nd, 2022, on Substack and Patreon.)
This should be salacious! We should revel in the seething jealousy and simmering resentments! But there’s not much suspense or engagement in waiting for someone to die, nor in finding out whodunnit.
Kelly Reichardt cowrites and directs First Cow; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
And we have winners!
An indie ethos comes to the comic-book movie, upending the origin story and offering a female superhero who throws out the boys’ rule book, goes her own way, and stalks among us with easy confidence.
Taissa Farmiga investigates a demonic nun; Chloë Grace Moretz goes to gay conversion therapy; more…
Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Mare Winningham, and Annette Bening take on Chekhov; Gemma Arterton runs away from her family; and more…
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri wins big…
The Shape of Water wins Best Film, and Best Director goes to Guillermo del Toro. Agnes Varda is Defying Age and Ageism, and Hollywood’s sexual tormentors are inducted in the AWFJ Hall of Shame.
Poignant and hilarious and wise, a melancholy ode to a moment when when the world was changing for women (and men)… and how it still and always is.