Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: independent film

  • Alaska is a Drag. Watch this queen bust a move

    Alaska is a Drag. Watch this queen bust a move

    Alaska is a Drag is the kind of independent film I look for. It tells a particular story about a unique character in a unique situation. It shows a world and a life that we’ve never seen before in a film. And, it was written and directed by a woman, Shaz Bennett. You can see […]

  • Review: For Izzy

    Review: For Izzy

    For Izzy is a blazing, idiosyncratic, independent film that is made of pieces that don’t belong together – but it works.

  • Review: Blue

    Review: Blue

    Blue tells the story of one woman’s struggles with mental health. She has many losses to deal with and searches for a reason to keep on living.

  • Review: Jezebel (2019)

    Review: Jezebel (2019)

    Jezebel is a true story based on the early life of the film’s writer and director, Numa Perrier. Perrier plays the older sister Sabrina in the film but she lived it as the younger sister. It’s available on Netflix.

  • Watch This: Trailer for Sadie

    Watch This: Trailer for Sadie

    Thirteen year old Sadie obsesses over her father’s deployment and dreams and writes about “violent stuff.” This promising film was written and directed by Megan Griffiths.

  • Review: Hollow in the Land

    Review: Hollow in the Land

    Hollow in the Land is a tense thriller set in a small Canadian town filled with secrets. Dianna Agron leads the cast in a standout performance.

  • Review: Cold November

    Review: Cold November

    Cold November is a girl’s coming of age story with an unusual family dynamic: deer hunting. Florence (Bijou Abas) is the youngest member of a family of women who are all expert hunters.

  • Seeing is Believing: Women Direct Updates

    Seeing is Believing: Women Direct Updates

    Seeing is Believing: Women Direct has evolved since I first wrote about it back in July 2017. Here’s the updated information.

  • Review: Anyone But Me

    Review: Anyone But Me

    Anyone But Me is a web series, available on Amazon Video, YouTube, at anyonebutmeseries.com, and Hulu. There have been 3 seasons so far. It’s about two 16 year old high school girls who fall in love. They live in New York City. One of them is forced to move to the suburbs of Westchester because […]

  • Review: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town

    Review: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town

    The Canadian comedy How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town is a romp as funny as the title suggests. The film stars several favorite actors of mine. It’s funny and poignant at the same time.

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