Guys. Guys. Gals, too: We did it! We managed, for the first time in a long time, to drop a “films by women” column in the month it’s intended for! I’ll take the credit for this, but only because I take the blame for them not dropping in a timely fashion for the last few months or so. My bad. It’s not that I don’t care. It’s that I put too much on plate, I think. Whatever. It’s here. That’s what matters.
It’s probably obvious, but the big winners here are Leave No Trace, Private Life, and Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which is a low-key great movie and the best thing Melissa McCarthy has done in actual years; meanwhile, Private Life is straightfaced misery distilled into 2 hours of movie, also great, not quite low-key. You should watch all of these things.
But you should also read my words on them (except for Leave No Trace, which I didn’t write about; credit for that goes to Dom “The Dominator” Sinacola), and to do that, you’re going to have to read the article in full at Paste Magazine.