‘Vesper’ Review: Exceptional Worldbuilding Makes This Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Tale Eerily Relatable [Karlovy Vary]
‘The Blue Caftan’ Review: Maryam Touzani’s Film Is A Rich, Vibrant Ode To Complex Relationships [Karlovy Vary]
June 2022: Social Documentaries, L.A. Rebellion, and 70mm Delights
The B-Side Podcast – Drew Barrymore (with Mitchell Beaupre & Marya E. Gates)
Your choices are only as good as your options are.
I've dreamt of that for years.
Crooked Marquee: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On review
‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’ Review: Not A Jane Austen Masterwork, But Offers Sparkling Pleasures Regardless
I can't bear this happiness to end.
‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ Review: A Perfectly Distracting YA Romantic Angst Piece of Summer Fluff
The Lost Girls movie review & film summary (2022) | Roger Ebert
Crooked Marquee: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande review
‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ Review: Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone’s Latest Is Undercooked (Again), But At Least Made With Love
The Company of Yourself: Cooper Raiff on Cha Cha Real Smooth | Interviews | Roger Ebert
What's Screening: Sequels and series on screens big and small
I know she meant the world to you.
‘The Janes’ Review: A Bittersweet Look At Abortion Rights Issues & Setbacks
‘Love, Victor’ Season 3 Review: Hulu’s Queer Coming-Of-Age Series Comes To A Satisfying End
All the Old Hollywood Films Featured in DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID
How THE SECRET OF NIMH Proved Don Bluth Could Beat Disney
I'm asking you to dance with me.
Crooked Marquee: Crimes of the Future review
A Search For Redemption: Terence Davies on Benediction | Interviews | Roger Ebert
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams on Neptune Frost | Interviews | Roger Ebert
May 2022: Docs, Silents, and Avant-Garde Cinema.
I am utterly alone.
I am very busy and important.
‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’: Steven Moffat’s Romantic Sci-Fi Series Remake Is An Icky, Tasteless Misfire
It's how I feel. It's what I want.
Foxhole movie review & film summary (2022) | Roger Ebert
Sex is a Good Thing: Ninja Thyberg on Pleasure | Interviews | Roger Ebert
‘Hacks’ Season 2 Review: Jean Smart Continues To Amaze, But This Second Act Underwhelms A Little
If you're listening, child, you got your answer.
What I'm Reading: Online Goulash and a Novel Farewell To L.A.
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Mira Nair on Mississippi Masala | Interviews | Roger Ebert
Abortion In Film, Chicago Critics Film Festival, James Wong Howe, and more
April 2022: Kinuyo Tanaka, Silent Films and TCMFF
I always thought that there was one way to love.
Crooked Marquee: Hatching review
The 101 Best Movie Sequels of All Time
Is it music from the future?
Travolta/Cage Ep. 50: Killing Season/G-Force (with Marya E. Gates) — Nathan Rabin's Happy Place
I'm not sorry I'm in love with him.
Crooked Marquee: We’re All Going to the World’s Fair review
‘Russian Doll’ Season 2 Review: Natasha Lyonne Breaks Time In A Flawed, But Still Compelling New Chapter
Forever A Woman: Six Films By Kinuyo Tanaka
I've had enough trouble already.
Crooked Marquee: All The Old Knives review
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Andrea Arnold on Cow | Interviews | Roger Ebert
March 2022: Mostly Just A Lot of SXSW
I just wanted to say how nice it is not to be alone.
Oscars 2022: The Snubs & Surprises
I have to traverse my own landscape.
I mean, isn’t life the strangest thing you’ve ever seen?
‘Seriously Red’ Review: Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale & More Channel The Spirit of Dolly Parton [SXSW]
SXSW 2022: Slash/Back, Soft & Quiet, Nika | Festivals & Awards | Roger Ebert
‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Review: A Terrific Horror Comedy Evisceration Of TikTok-Era Entitlement & Rich, Gen-Z Privilege [SXSW]
‘The Cow’ Review: Winona Ryder Shines In Eli Horowitz’s Romance Horror [SXSW]
SXSW 2022 Interview: Director Linda Goldstein Knowlton on Split at the Root | Festivals & Awards | Roger Ebert
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent movie review (2022) | Roger Ebert
‘The Lost City’ Review: Channing Tatum & Sandra Bullock Charm In A ‘Romancing The Stone’-Like Throwback Adventure
‘Spin Me Round’ Review: Alison Brie’s Italian Vacation Loses Its Way [SXSW]
Everything Everywhere All at Once movie review (2022) | Roger Ebert
‘Life & Beth’ Review: Amy Schumer Returns With An Offbeat, Charming Comedy Series
The Women of Nerdist Celebrate Our Favorite Complex Fictional Ladies - Nerdist
For DeMane Davis, Seeing Is Believing
I don't feel at home anywhere.
Crooked Marquee: After Yang review
The Weekend Away movie review (2022) | Roger Ebert
February 2022: Jane, Gena, Janet, and Billie Jean
It's human to do that.
It is a weird lullaby and so it is; it is mine.
I want mess and chaos.
Crooked Marquee: Dog review
Once, Twice, Three Times A Lady
Emily Ting Talks 'Tall Girl 2'
‘The Sky Is Everywhere’ Review: Avant-Garde Flourishes Elevate Josephine Decker’s YA Romance
Kat Coiro Talks ‘Marry Me’
‘Dollface’ Season 2 Review: Kat Dennings’ Fun Feminist Series Devolves Into A Generic Girl-Com
Crooked Marquee: The Worst Person in the World Review
Episode 197: Jane Campion Redux (feat. Marya Gates & Ryan McNeil) — director's club
Sundance Selects: 2022 Award Winners
Jamie Dack Talks ‘Palm Trees And Power Lines,’ Filmmaking Inspirations & More [Sundance Interview]
The many, MANY reasons to love Andrew Garfield
Sundance 2022: Brian and Charles, The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future, Dos Estaciones, Girl Picture | Festivals & Awards | Roger Ebert
‘AM I OK?’ Review: Dakota Johnson & Sonoya Mizuno Find True Love In A Heartwarming Coming Out Tale [Sundance]
Sundance 2022: Nikyatu Jusu on Nanny | Festivals & Awards | Roger Ebert
Sundance 2022: Leonor Will Never Die, Utama, You Won't Be Alone | Festivals & Awards | Roger Ebert
‘Master’ Review: Regina Hall Is Stellar In A Haunting Jordan Peele-Esque Social Horror [Sundance]
Sundance 2022: Mars One, Gentle, Klondike | Festivals & Awards | Roger Ebert
'A Love Song' Review: Max Walker-Silverman’s Debut Is A Beautiful, Overdue Showcase For Dale Dickey [Sundance]
‘When You Finish Saving The World’ Review: Jesse Eisenberg’s Wry, Empathetic Directorial Debut Is Delightful [Sundance]
Play it Again | Paris Theater
Sundance Selects: Prescient Quarantine Sci-Fi, A Kosovan Oscar Hopeful, Iconic Bad Girls, and more!
Female Directors: Iuli Gerbase
‘Scream’ Review: A Meta Legacy Horror Requel That’s Witty & Rewarding For Fans
Emmy Mag: The CAMERAderie Initiative
Jane Campion in 35mm, Stop-Motion Shorts by Niki Lindroth von Bahr, and more!
Crooked Marquee: A Hero review
Cinema Fanatic’s Favorite Fifteen Films of 2021
2021 in Films: 365 Days, 883 Films, and a Year Full of Cinema!
Writer/director Hannah Marks talks 'Mark, Mary, + Some Other People'
December 2021 in Films
Why are New Year’s Eve movies such a thing?
24 Great Performances of 2021 | Features | Roger Ebert
Crooked Marquee: The Lost Daughter review
Jules Williamson Talks 'Off the Rails'
The Playlist’s Guilty Pleasures Of 2021
Female Filmmakers In Focus: Director Lauren Hardaway Talks 'The Novice'
Bradley Cooper is Guillermo del Toro's monster in 'Nightmare Alley' : Pop Culture Happy Hour
10 lesser-known Christmas movies to unwrap this season
‘The Unforgivable’ Review: Sandra Bullock Prison Redemption Drama Is A Bleak Slog
Newsletter: Cool people have feelings, too
It’s Cinema Fanatic’s 12th Anniversary!
Poem (It's A Wonderful Life)
The Individual Top Tens of 2021 | Features | Roger Ebert
Episode 769. Christmas Noir w/ Marya E. Gates - Battleship Pretension
Crooked Marquee: Red Rocket review
All the Voices in the Conversation: Uzo Aduba on National Champions | Interviews | Roger Ebert
The Playlist: The 25 Best Films Of 2021
Female Filmmakers In Focus: Director Valerie Weiss on her Netflix movie 'Mixtape'
The Matineecast Podcast Episode 274 – THE POWER OF THE DOG
Review: ‘Harlem’ TV Review: Tracy Oliver’s ‘Sex & The City’-Esque Series Offers Surprising Depth Along With Plenty Of Romance
Review: ‘Nightmare Alley’ Review: Cate Blanchett Femme Fatale Adds Verve, But Guillermo del Toro’s Noir Misses Otherwise
Female Filmmakers In Focus: Director Mary Lambert talks 'A Castle for Christmas'
Noirvember 2021 In Films
Emmy Magazine: Women In Media's CAMERAderie Initiative
Crooked Marquee: The Power of the Dog review
Female Filmmakers in Focus: 'Prayers for the Stolen' Director Tatiana Huezo Discusses Her New Movie
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Danis Goulet talks about her dystopian film ‘Night Raiders’
10 Noir Films Based on Crime Novels by Women
‘Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time’ Review: The Well-Versed Documentary Lacks The Subject’s Witty Creativity
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Julie Cohen and Betsy West Discuss Their New Documentary 'Julia'
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Kosavar director Blerta Basholli on her new film 'Hive'
‘Yellowjackets’ TV Review: The Exciting Mystery Thriller Series Survives In Spite Of Its Unwieldy Ensemble
Letterboxd: Ladies of the Noir
Is 'The Batman' Noir?
‘Eternals’ Review: Too Many Characters And Bad Visuals Make For A Disappointing Film
Crooked Marquee: Passing review
October 2021 in Films
Female Filmmakers in Focus: ‘The Souvenir Part II” Director Joanna Hogg Talks About Her Latest Movie
NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour: Noir Films You Can't Miss
‘Chameleon Street’ Director Wendell B. Harris Jr. Discusses The New 4K Restoration Of The Film
Crooked Marquee: The Souvenir Part II review
THE WIND Uses Folk Horror In An American Prairie Western
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Director Liz Garbus On Her Latest Documentary ‘Becoming Cousteau’
13 Classic Japanese Horror Movies For Your Shrieking Pleasure
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Director/Co-writer Claudia Llosa and Co-writer Samanta Schweblin Talk About Making ‘Fever Dream’
‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ TV Review: Amazon’s Slasher Remake Series Is A Gory Snooze [Review]
emmy Mag: Leslie Jones In The Sweep Spot
Get Spooky With These 20 Must-Watch Horror Movies From Female Directors In 2021
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE Is A Worthy, Joyous Sequel (review)
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‘On The Verge’: Julie Delpy’s ‘Sex & The City’-Esque Series Celebrates Middle-Aged Women With Mixed Results [Review]
The Best Film & TV Episodes About Abortion & Women’s Bodily Autonomy
In Defense of: The Rage: Carrie 2 and Its Examination Of Toxicity
Cinematographer Maria Rusche Talks About Shooting NYC for ‘Dating & New York’
Marisa Silver, Daughter of Director Joan Micklin Silver, Discusses the 4k Restoration of ‘Hester Street’
'Venom 2' Redefines Eddie and Venom's Relationship In One Revolutionary Way
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Julia Ducournau Discusses ‘Titane,’ Winner of the Palme d’Or at This Year's Cannes Film Festival
September 2021 in Films
‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Review: Tom Hardy’s Commitment and Andy Serkis’ Direction Make for a Great Sequel
Alessandro Nivola's Big Experiment Just Paid Off
Crooked Marquee: Titane Review
Female Filmmakers in Focus: ‘In Balanchine’s Classroom’ Director Connie Hochman Talks About Making a Documentary About George Balanchine
Not A Lesson: Why Dear Evan Hansen And Roadrunner Are Both Deeply Irresponsible Depictions Of Suicide
The Era of Bold and Beautiful Bisexual Representation is Here!
Female Filmmakers in Focus (TIFF Edition): ‘Medusa’ Director Anita Rocha Da Silveira Talks About Her New Movie
Female Filmmakers in Focus (TIFF Edition): ‘Violet’ Director Justine Bateman Discusses Her New Movie
Female Filmmakers in Focus: ‘Best Sellers’ Director Lina Roessler Talks About Her Feature Directorial Debut
TIFF Interview: ‘Last Night in Soho’ Director/co-writer Edgar Wright and Co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns Discuss Their New Film
‘Silent Night’: Keira Knightley & Co. Blend The Holiday Film With The End Of The World Genre [TIFF Review]
Female Filmmakers in Focus (TIFF Edition): Director Camille Griffin on Her Feature Directorial Debut, ‘Silent Night’
TIFF 2021: Astel, The Gravedigger's Wife, Saloum
Female Filmmakers in Focus (TIFF Edition): Director Agustina San Martín on Her Feature Debut ‘To Kill the Beast’
‘The Mad Women’s Ball’: Mélanie Laurent’s Latest Drama Is An Uncompromising Defense Of Female Bodily Autonomy [TIFF Review]
‘The Starling’: Melissa McCarthy & Chris O’Dowd Offer Emotional Range In A Cloying, Overly-Sentimental Movie [TIFF Review]
Female Filmmakers in Focus (TIFF Edition): ‘You Are Not My Mother’ Director Kate Dolan on Her New Horror Film
‘Lakewood’: Naomi Watts Works Overtime In This Ill-Conceived School Shooting Drama [TIFF Review]
‘Colin in Black and White’: Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick’s Series Simmers With Promise [TIFF Review]
TIFF 2021: Neptune Frost, Mlungu Wam (Good Madam), Lingui The Sacred Bonds
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Gita Pullapilly & Aaron Gaudet on directing ‘Queenpins’ together
‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Is Emotionally Manipulative & An Irredeemably Exploitative Look At Mental Health [TIFF Review]
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Núria Frigola Torrent on her new film 'The Song of the Butterflies'
August 2021 in Films
The Queer Quadrant Podcast: Ben-Hur (1959) with Marya E. Gates
Amber Sealey Discusses Her New Movie ‘No Man of God’
Barton Fink and the Real-Life Writers Who Inspired Its Story
The ‘Under the Volcano’ Filmmakers Talk About Their Documentary on Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat
Something Bigger Than Myself: Billie Piper on Rare Beasts
Horror And Sci-Fi Movies Have The Best Makeup Effects
The Letterbox Show: Four Favorites: Marya E. Gates on Little Women, Jane Campion and denim butts
Ten Badass Woman Assassins in Movies
‘The Chair’ Finally Gives Sandra Oh A Project Perfectly In Tune With Her Incredible Comedic Abilities [Review]
Zodiac Chronicle Podcast Virgo Part 1
CODA Director Siân Heder & Star Marlee Matlin Talk About Their New Film
‘Brand New Cherry Flavor’: Netflix’s Horror Series Tries To Comment On The Seedy Nature Of Hollywood & Comes Up Short [Review]
Our Favorite Movies Set in Video Games or Virtual Reality
Riverdale’s References Are a Guide to This Season’s Central Mystery
Winning is Easy: Producer Griffin Dunne on the 2006 Hidden Gem, GAME 6
Screen Drafts Podcast: Bob Dylan
Female Filmmakers in Focus: ‘Bring Your Own Brigade’ Director Lucy Walker on Her New Documentary
Letterboxd: Denim Dreams.
Lasagna Time with Billy & Kyle: Věra Chytilová's DAISIES
‘Modern Love’ Season 2 Wastes All-Star Talent In Stories Bereft Of Humanity
The Welsh History and Mythology Behind The Green Knight
July 2021 in Films
Female Filmmakers in Focus: ‘Enemies of the State’ Director Sonia Kennebeck Talks About Her New Movie
9 Arthurian Adaptation You Might Have Forgotten
‘The Pursuit of Love’: Lily James Exudes Infectious Energy, But The Feminist Agenda Is Stuck In the Past
Matineecast - Episode 266 – ZOLA
‘The Last Letter From Your Lover’ Owes Its Look and Feel to These 8 Movies
Female Filmmakers in Focus: ‘The Last Letter From Your Lover’ Director Augustine Frizzell On Her New Movie and Her Favorite Female Directors
‘The Last Letter From Your Lover’ With Shailene Woodley & Felicity Jones Is Like A Lavish, Breezy Beach Read
Isn’t Everything Autobiographical?: Ethan Hawke In Nine Films And A Novel
Send It Back: How Roadrunner Fails Anthony Bourdain
Captain America: The First Avenger and the Classic Films That Inspired It
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Leigh Janiak Discusses ‘Fear Street’ and Lauds the Work of Kathryn Bigelow
‘This Way Up’ Season 2: Aisling Bea’s Mental Health Comedic Drama With Sharon Horgan Features Great Performances, But Needs More Therapeutic Time
Female Filmmakers in Focus: An Interview with ‘Scales’ Director Shahad Ameen
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Janicza Bravo’s ‘Zola’ and Andrea Arnold’s ‘American Honey
10 (Not So) Hidden Film Credits Jokes You May Have Missed
June 2021 In Films
Director Heidi Ewing: “Hold Really Tightly to Your Vision”
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Kimmy Gatewood talks ‘Good on Paper’ & Recommends Agnès Varda’s ‘Cléo from 5 to 7’
Watch With Jen - S2: E25 - Creative Women Onscreen with The Classic Film Collective
Female Filmmakers In Focus: Mariem Pérez Riera and Susan Lacy
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Manjari & Vanati Makijany discuss their film 'Skater Girl' & recommend 'Mustang'
The Earliest Queer Movies In Film History
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Director Zaida Bergroth on 'Tove' & 'Holiday'
VENOM'S Symbrock Fandom Celebrates The Character's Queerness
May 2021 in Films
The Intense Drama of My Early 2000s Ewan McGregor Yahoo Group
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Danielle Lessovitz on 'Port Authority' & 'Ratcatcher'
‘Panic’: Amazon’s YA Drama Is A Pulpy Summer Series With Plenty Of Danger-Infused Escapism [Review]
Frank Langella’s Dracula Is the Horniest of Them All
‘Plan B’: Natalie Morales’ Road Trip Comedy Follows Familiar Roads But Is Still Funny As Hell [Review]
Jean Painlevé’s LE VAMPIRE Connects Vampiric Roots to Nature
12 Great Female-Directed Vampire Movies
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Haifaa al-Mansour on 'The Perfect Candidate'
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Rock Docs 'Rockfield' & 'Decline of Western Civilization II'
Mother's Day Directors: How Pregnancy Inspired These Ten Filmmakers
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Gia Coppola on her new film 'Mainstream'
Movies With Gravy Podcast: SILO
Marielle Heller Returns To Acting
Shining a Light: Aubrey Plaza on Her Directorial Debut
April 2021 in Films
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Shari Springer Berman talks 'Things Heard & Seen' and 'Smithereens'
How Joan Micklin Silver Paved the Way for Chloé Zhao & Other Women Directors Today
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Director Marilyn Agrelo on her 'Sesame Street' documentary
20 Stunts Across Movie History That Deserved an Oscar
The Weight of Family: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Examining Lina Wertmüller, the First Woman Best Director Nominee
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Jeanne Jordan, Steven Ascher talk 'Our Towns,' plus 'Harlan County, U.S.A.'
LEGEND, THE LAST UNICORN, and the History of Mythical Beasts
Poem (Lana Turner)
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Charlène Favier's 'Slalom' & Chloé Zhao's 'Songs My Brothers Taught Me'
Zodiac Chronicle Podcast Aries Part 1
Prog Save America Podcast
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Emma Seligman's 'Shiva Baby' & Carly Stone's 'The New Romantic'
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March 2021 in Films
Why We Miss Meg Ryan So Much
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Female Filmmakers in Focus: director Elza Kephart discusses 'Slaxx,' plus a look at 'Traveling Pants 2'
The 32 Greatest Character Actors Working Today: Tzi Ma, Shea Whigham, and Luis Guzmán
Watch With Jen - S2: E11 - Rebel Girls with Marya E. Gates
Matineecast Episode 257: 93rd Oscar Nominees
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How Philip K. Dick’s Sci-Fi Inspired The Weeknd’s Music
Female Filmmakers in Focus: Cinematographer Julia Swain on shooting Natasha Kermani's 'Lucky' & watching Céline Sciamma’s 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire'
Updating A Year With Women
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February 2021 In Films
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January 2021 in Films
Favorite Fifteen Films of 2020
2020 in Films: 365 Days, 386 Films, and a Year Full of Cinema!
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Six Questions With FilmStruck Interviews
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