The Lineup: Films We’re Eyeing in October

By Tom Moore and Joan Ammen October brims with two big things for film: horror movies and major film festival appearances. This October is no different, with new female-directed horror films set to hit streaming services, theaters, and festivals (including one being released after first appearing at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival). There are also some noteworthy film festival debuts with new films from prominent … Continue reading The Lineup: Films We’re Eyeing in October

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The Lineup: Films We’re Eyeing in September

By Valerie Kalfrin and Tom Moore This month, In Their Own League launches a new feature, “The Lineup,” a listing of films released this month featuring underrepresented stories, women directors, and where you can view them. Click through to find the trailers, courtesy of IMDB.com. – Joan Amenn, Editor in Chief As we head into a jam-packed fall movie season filled with plenty of big … Continue reading The Lineup: Films We’re Eyeing in September

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Review: “Emily the Criminal”

Year: 2022 Runtime: 97 minutes Director: John Patton Ford Writer: John Patton Ford Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Jonathan Avigdori, Gina Gershon, Bernardo Badillo, and Megalyn Echikunwoke By Valerie Kalfrin Unflinching and unapologetic, the taut crime drama “Emily the Criminal” shows a woman on the wrong side of the law who digs herself in further through desperation, frustration, and especially anger. Aubrey Plaza (“Black Bear,” … Continue reading Review: “Emily the Criminal”

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“Maybe I can take up this space in the world”: Geena Davis on “A League of Their Own” and helping others be seen

Feminist pop culture icon and activist Geena Davis reflects on how “A League of Their Own” and other roles gave her confidence and purpose. Continue reading “Maybe I can take up this space in the world”: Geena Davis on “A League of Their Own” and helping others be seen

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SXSW 2022 review: “Still Working 9 to 5”

More than 40 years after the workplace comedy 9 to 5 showcased three secretaries plotting against their sexist boss, the SXSW 2022 documentary Still Working 9 to 5 reunites stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton to talk workplace equality. More in this review from film site In Their Own League. Continue reading SXSW 2022 review: “Still Working 9 to 5”