Tagged with 52 Films By Women

“In Charlie’s Angels the Cast Is Having More Fun than You Will”

“In Charlie’s Angels the Cast Is Having More Fun than You Will”


This is a movie, but also the epitome of a blockbusting year spent making overdetermined, obnoxious , totally disingenuous proclamations of feminine heroism. Continue reading

Films by Women: Five Movies to Watch in April

Films by Women: Five Movies to Watch in April


April is such a good month for movies directed by women* that this month, for Paste Magazine‘s Films By Women spotlight, we used three in-theaters movies and only two at-home movies to round out the list. Pretty neat! And those in-theater movies are pretty great, being Zama, Blockers, and You Were Never Really Here, which you already know my … Continue reading

Films by Women: Five Movies to Watch in January

Films by Women: Five Movies to Watch in January


New year, new feature. For context, I wrote a very long piece about my experiences completing the #52FilmsByWomen pledge in 2017; that piece didn’t pan out, being both too lumbering, too unfocused, and too performative for its own good. But there’s a positive outcome here, being this, a monthly feature for Paste Magazine, highlighting four to five … Continue reading

Review: Always Shine, 2016, dir. Sophia Takal

Review: Always Shine, 2016, dir. Sophia Takal


I liked Sophia Takal’s sophomore film so much that I wrote about it twice: Once for Independent Film Festival Boston, once at the beginning of this here December month. (Both times for Paste Magazine, because surprise.) If you’ve already seen the film, well, no harm in reading my thoughts. If you haven’t, see it, then think … Continue reading