Elizabeth Chomko directs family drama What They Had; Marielle Heller directs literary-forging dramedy Can You Ever Forgive Me?; plus a whole bunch of documentaries directed by women…
Adina Pintilie directs arthouse docudrama Touch Me Not; Cristina Costantini codirects documentary Science Fair; and there’s not a lot else…
A minor fan-fiction take on the franchise’s mythology: Hey, maybe middle-aged Laurie Strode likes guns LOL? Nowhere near as feminist or as psychologically incisive as it thinks it is. And it’s not even scary.
Lisa Dapolito directs a documentary about comedian Gilda Radner; Sasha Waters Freyer directs a documentary about the photographer Garry Winogrand; more..
The title is intentionally ironic, and yet still feels like a bad and desperately unfunny joke. The spectacular all-star cast holds their noses and gamely dives in anyway, for the sake of Judy Greer’s directorial debut.
Clint Eastwood turns a terrorist attack into a bit of post-hoc reality “entertainment” with the stunt casting of the actual heroes as themselves in a stilted, tone-deaf piece of Christian-American propaganda.
May be unique in the cinematic annals of manchildren in that its protagonist goes from overgrown adolescent to midlife crisis without any intervening adulthood.
Wonderfully, aggressively feminist, a rare crossgenerational portrait of two women getting to know each other amidst a crisis. Smart and acerbically funny.
Runs right up to the notion that a woman could plausibly play the central heroic role but then backs off to engage in male-centered business as usual.
Jason Reitman is way too young to have produced a work of such fuddy-duddy handwringing over These Kids (And Adults) Today and how we play with our e-toys.