“Films by Women: Five Movies to Watch from May (2020)”

Normally, this is the place where I’d start looking for all the ways the movies that made it into May’s Women In Film Spotlight are in conversation with one another. I’m not sure that’s really possible. I mean, Clementine orbits the power dynamics of age imposed on lesbian relationships; The High Note shows how the music industry pushes out women over 40 (and honestly, women in general); Becoming tells the story of how Michelle Obama gained her superpowers after being bitten by a radioactive spider; Dance, Girl, Dance pits women against women in an entertainment world run by men; and Tigers Are Not Afraid forces kids to face the darkness adults can’t (and also propagate).

So: There are little ways these movies connect. The High Note and Dance, Girl, Dance would make a nifty double feature, now that I think about it. But anyways, you can just read our full reviews over at Paste Magazine


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