Women Directors

Dakota Johnson in Am I OK?

Am I OK? Female friendship and coming out

Am I OK? has had a mixed reception. It was written by Lauren Pomerantz and directed by Stephanie Allynne and Tig Notaro. It stars Dakota Johnson and Kiersey Clemons. With those credentials, I pretty much HAD to watch it.

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Katherine Barrell in Clickbait: Unfollowed

Clickbait: Unfollowed is a social media horror story

Clickbait: Unfollowed comes from the cracked minds of Katherine Barrell and Melanie Scrofano. These two Wynonna Earp alums teamed up to make a funny and gross horror story about social media. They wrote it, directed it, and star in it.

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Nicole Wallace in Raising Voices

Raising Voices review, Spanish #MeToo series set in a high school

Raising Voices (Ni una más) starts slow with a couple of episodes introducing us to four teen girls who are friends. It feels very slight. By episode three the thematic elements of feminism, misogyny, and sexual assault have been introduced.

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The cast of We Are Lady Parts in a group hug

We Are Lady Parts, season 2, a total delight

We Are Lady Parts, season 2, is somehow even better than the wonderful season 1. The four Muslim women punk rockers get the chance to put out an album to finally get the attention they deserve.

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Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder in Hacks

Hacks, season 3, improving on excellence

Hacks keeps getting better and better. In season 3 (season 4 has already been approved) the character growth and relationships deepen and become more revealing and more vulnerable. Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder lead a huge ensemble cast through 9

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Elisabeth Moss and Yumna Marwan in The Veil

The Veil review, a cat and mouse thriller where nothing is what it seems

The Veil is an action packed spy thriller about a terrorist attack. At its core, it’s a story about two very different women who are on opposite sides, yet discover they have a lot in common. With Elisabeth Moss as

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Lily Gladstone in Under the Bridge

Under the Bridge offers a dramatized retelling of a true crime

Under the Bridge is a multi-layered story about the murder of a 14 year old Indian-Canadian girl in the small town of Saanich, a suburb of Victoria, British Columbia. The series is based on a book by Rebecca Godfrey (Riley

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Michael Palin and Jodie Comer in Remember Me

Remember Me, a Jodie Comer oldie but goodie

Remember Me, a 3 part British series from 2014, attracted my attention because Jodie Comer stars in it with Michael Palin and Mark Addy. It’s a moody, mysterious tale about a supernaturally powered ghost. I found it on Tubi, but

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Suranne Jones and Eve Best in MaryLand

MaryLand has Suranne Jones and Eve Best playing siblings

MaryLand, streaming in the U.S. on PBS, is a sibling relationship drama of only 3 episodes. Sisters Becca (Suranne Jones) and Rosaline (Eve Best) discover their mother’s secret life after her death far from home on the Isle of Man.

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Hailee Steinfeld in The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen: coming of age isn’t easy

The Edge of Seventeen is a few years old. I missed it the first time around. It’s back in the rotation on Netflix and Tubi, so I took a look. Hailee Steinfeld and Haley Lu Richardson are the stars of

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