Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Haifaa al-Mansour

  • Review: Archive 81, mystery and horror

    Review: Archive 81, mystery and horror

    Archive 81, from Netflix, is a mix of mystery, horror, and sci-fi. It keeps you puzzled and guessing until the end. We visit three different time periods as the story explores the veil between our world and a demonic world of witchcraft.

  • Review: The Wilds, season 1

    Review: The Wilds, season 1

    The Wilds brings mystery and adventure to a 10 part series streaming on Amazon. A group of teen girls find themselves stranded on a deserted island. Their struggle to survive is interspersed with flashbacks that help you get to know the characters and the puppeteers behind the scenes.

  • Can We Talk About Haifaa Al-Mansour?

    Can We Talk About Haifaa Al-Mansour?

    Haifaa Al-Mansour is a woman director from Saudi Arabia. She has the distinction of being the first woman in that country to direct a film. That was in 2012. Since then she’s gone on to direct several more films. By now we can draw some conclusions about her.

  • Review: Nappily Ever After

    Review: Nappily Ever After

    Nappily Ever After, an effective tale of self-empowerment, stars Sanaa Lathan as Violet. Vi was convinced by her mother and her upbringing that perfect hair was the key to happiness. We all know perfection isn’t possible, don’t we?

  • 5 Female Directors Who Should be Better Known

    5 Female Directors Who Should be Better Known

    These five women directors have amassed 64 directing credits between them. Some are foreign and/or women of color. All are talented and should have names as easily recognized as those of male directors. I picked these 5 women almost randomly from the many sources listing talented and available women with directing experience who seem to […]

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