Year: 2022 Runtime: 108 minutes Director: Lena Dunham Writers: Lena Dunham, Karen Cushman (based on the book by) Starring: Bella Ramsey, Billie Piper, Andrew Scott, Joe Alwyn, Lesley Sharp, Sophie Okonedo, Paul Kaye, Dean-Charles Chapman, Archie Renaux, Isis Hainsworth, David Bradley By Sarah Manvel Writer-director Lena Dunham’s speciality is depicting how people learn about themselves through their sexual choices. In the seven seasons of her … Continue reading Review: Catherine Called Birdy
It’s a high stakes drama with a range of characters, cutthroat ambition, sex and drugs. There will be secrets, backstabbing and office politics as characters seem willing to do whatever it takes to get ahead. Continue reading Industry: #LFF20 review
“Do you want to watch this with me?” I am home for the holidays and my mom, a movie-buff, is gearing up to watch the documentary film, “Half the Picture” (2018). “Half the Picture” looks at female filmmakers, their stories, their films, and more importantly, giving them the space to talk about the hurdles they have had to climb throughout their careers. The filmmakers each had unique hurdles for their films, but the blatant gender inequality experienced was universal. Thanks Mom for introducing me to this film.
“Half the Picture” was directed by female filmmaker, Amy Adrion. Adrion’s film perfectly balances the valiant victories and the lowest lows. It is an intimate look at women in different stages of their careers, all with a plethora of film credits. It ponders if the current conversations in film will lead to a paradigm shift or if this is simply a brief respite from systemic discrimination. Will the current atmosphere lead to the change film and TV need? It is an inspiring, and at times frustrating, film. So much has been done, yet there remains so much to do. Continue reading Exclusive Interview With Director Amy Adrion About “Half the Picture”