The Lineup: Films We’re Eyeing in January

By Tom Moore and Joan Amenn

It’s a new year and a new slate of great films by women directors are heading our way. Be sure to check out the below as we welcome 2023 here at

1. Women Talking: Directed by Sarah Polley,one of the most acclaimed films of the year and definitely one of our faves at ITOL. Check out our roundtable review here and don’t miss its general release January 6th.

2. Alcarras: Directed by Carla Simon and opening in limited release January 6th. A family in Spain faces upheaval and eviction when the farm they work on is being sold.

3. Noise: Directed by Natalia Beristain and starring Julieta Egurrola and Teresa Ruiz. A mother searches for her daughter who has been missing for years. Screening on Netflix starting January 11th.

4. The Seven Faces of Jane: Directed by Gillian Jacobs and Gia Coppola. A mother goes on a journey of self-discovery when she drops her child off at sleep away camp, starring Jacobs and Joel McHale. Look for it in limited release starting January 13th.

5. Saint Omer: Directed by Alice Diop. A novelist (Kayije Kagame) attends a criminal trial for her next story but gets involved more than she expected. Look for it opening January 13th.

6. There’s Something Wrong with the Children: Directed by Roxanne Benjamin and starring Zach Gilford and Amanda Crew. A family’s weekend trip takes a horrifying turn when two parents believe their children are being controlled by a supernatural entity after they overnight visits into the woods. Comes to VOD on January 17th.

7. Alice, Darling: Directed by Mary Nighy and starring Anna Kendrick. A woman in a toxic relationship struggles to break free. Look for it opening January 20th.

8. Blaze: Directed by Del Kathryn Barton and starring Julia Savage and Simon Baker. A young girl left in shock from seeing an act of violence tries to regain her emotional equilibrium by finding her inner strength. In limited release starting January 20th.

9. Worlds Apart: Directed by Cecilia Miniucchi and starring Bob Odenkirk, Radha Mitchell, and Danny Huston. As three couples go into lockdown during the COVID pandemic, they find themselves having cathartic realizations about their relationships as well as themselves. Limited theater release on January 27th

10. One Fine Morning: Directed by Mia Hanson-Love and starring Lea Seydoux as a single        mom coping with raising her child while fighting for the medical care her ailing father needs. Look for it opening January 27th and check out Tom Moore’s excellent review here:

Honorable Mentions

– Don’t forget about other female directed films like Corsage and I Wanna Dance with Somebody that are currently playing in theaters!

Allison Williams stars in MEGHAN fighting against a crazed killer robot doll. Releases in theaters on January 6th

Storm Reid and Nia Long are set to star in Missing, an in-direct sequel to Searching. Hits theaters on January 13th

– Calmatic’s reboot of House Party is set to debut in theaters on January 13th

– The latest film from Deon Taylor, Fear, is set to hit theaters on January 27th

Lukas Dhont’s highly acclaimed, Oscar-contending film Close hits theaters on January 27th


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