Girls of today are dynamic and diverse, [but] the entertainment industry continues to tell stories that bear little resemblance to the reality of today’s girls and young women. – Dr. Stacy L. Smith, The future is female? More:
Thelma turns to Louise. “Something’s crossed over in me . . . and I can’t go back.” The road has awakened her. Road movies showcase an attempt to get outside the status quo of mainstream, conventional culture. – Laura Feinstein, Salon. More:
Dee Rees elevates her storytelling to a whole different level with ‘Mudbound’. Rarely do women, and particularly women of color, have the opportunity to tell epic stories. But damn, this movie is epic, complemented with extraordinary acting all around. It’s a post-WWII period piece about race that feels so relevant to today. – Melissa Silverstein, Women and Hollywood. More:
XX is a delightful, horrific variety pack — four risky and irreverent short films that pay homage to the tropes and traditions of horror filmmaking. It’s nuanced storytelling and solid genre filmmaking that also passes the Bechdel test, severed hand over bloody foot. — Rhienna Renée Guedry, Bitch Media.
If Wonder Woman does well on opening weekend, it sets a precedent for female-centered action films and female directors and we’ll see more of these stories on screens soon. Hollywood is a business that responds to box office. – Kirsten Schaffer, Women in Film. Read More:
Across the wildly diverse landscape of Indian cinema — spanning countless genres and nearly a dozen languages — women filmmakers are challenging the status quo, be it at the art house, regional cinema or from within mainstream Bollywood. — Nyay Bhushan, The Hollywood Reporter. Read More:
Ten remarkable films about female experience in the world’s metropolises: Calcutta, Tokyo, Berlin, New York, Manchester, Paris, London, Tehran, Riyadh. – Anna Coatman, BFI. Read more: