We’re back with another list of 10 films that you can wacth on Amazon Prime, that just so happen to be from a female filmmaker. Hopefully, these films will keep you entertained and we hope there are some featured on here that you aren’t aware of. Let us know some of your recommendations in the comments below. Continue reading Prime Viewing: Part 2
We now live in a time where it seems like every major studio has its own streaming service. This can be great for those who like to pick and choose specifically what they want to watch, but if you want to have it all, it can cost you a pretty penny. Over the past couple of years I’ve become
a strong proponent of ad-based streaming services. The one I champion the most is a service called Tubi TV. They started out as a company based out of San Francisco and were recently purchased by the Fox Corporation, (I hope that didn’t scare you away). Continue reading 25 Films Directed By Women That You Can Watch For Free
Do you ever remember watching a movie when you were younger and thinking, “Oh. My worldview is about to be drastically changed by this piece of art”? Well, that’s how I felt upon my first viewing of Jamie Babbit’s satirical romantic comedy “But I’m a Cheerleader” (1999). Continue reading Pride Month, Retrospective Review: “But I’m a Cheerleader”
What would you do if you had to relive the same night, over and over again, dying in a new way each time? Oh, and what if that day is your 36th birthday?
That is where Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) finds herself. This existentially dark, “Groundhog’s Day”-esque show takes us down a path of self-discovery, alternate timelines, and redemption. I won’t give too much away. “Russian Doll” is a particularly special show, and to ruin the magic of a first time watch would be criminal. So, you’re just going to have to trust me that it is worth going down the rabbit hole for this one.
“Russian Doll” hinges upon Lyonne’s performance. She does not disappoint. Continue reading Social Isolation Review: “Russian Doll”
At the 2018 New York Film Festival, actress Carey Mulligan was asked how she could get into character for someone as unlikable as Jeannette in “Wildlife” (2018). Mulligan explained to the shortsighted audience member that likability is more than niceness. It is finding a connection in someone. Mulligan transformed herself into Jeannette, a young mother who, while her husband is away, has an affair as she tries to find herself again. It is a beautiful performance about the way definitions can be thrust upon and shackle women.
So, what made her unlikable? Was it the infidelity? The selfishness? The uncomfortable self-exploration? It seems that male characters can do and be those things. We call them “complex” or “complicated.” We label them the “anti-hero.” But what makes that journey different for women? Continue reading Why the Unlikable Woman is More Likable Than You Think