Starring: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes Director: Gillian Armstrong Sybylla is a woman ahead of her time in this feminist drama, with Gillian Armstrong at the helm. A beautiful, often funny film, it's the story of a woman who wants more, a brilliant career rather than life as someone else's belonging. Watch below for… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: My Brilliant Career (1979)
Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson Director: Steven Spielberg The concept of freedom of the press and a sense of political accountability is such a hot button topic lately. So is the role of women moving into positions of power. This film looks at both of these things, in a film that puts Meryl… Continue reading The Post (2017)
Starring: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern Director: Kelly Reichardt I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this film, because reports all had it as being a very slow drama. I'm OK with slow, but not so much with very slow. But I was pleasantly surprised. It's the story of three women in small town America,… Continue reading Certain Women (2016)
Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Dennis Hopper Director: George Stevens A sweeping epic set in Texas starring Liz Taylor as Leslie, a beautiful smart young woman who impulsively marries Bick Benedict (Hudson), and adjusts to life on a ranch in Texas, where she's expected to be seen and not… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Giant (1956)
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Bill Murray, Teri Garr, Geena Davis Director: Sydney Pollack Dustin Hoffman plays Michael, an out of work actor and coach whose reputation for being difficult means no director will work with him. In desperation, he decides to disguise himself as a woman and get a job on a soap opera in… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Films: Tootsie (1982)
Before you get concerned that this is going to be a rant that alienates you, think for a moment about this: the whole film industry works on creating a product for a target market. Over half that target market is female. Over half. So if you’re not making films with women in mind, you’re making… Continue reading Women Watch More Films Than Men: How statistics and film reality don’t add up.