Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Friday, 27 May 2016
So in the UK it's half term which means my little brother is around! So I thought it would be good to watch a movie with him thus why this was late as i was saving it for him! So todays kid friendly film directed by a woman was....
Dir: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
An adaptation of the popular childrens book series, Madeline follows the story of the youngest girl at a school run my the lovable Miss Clavelle. Madeline gets into all sorts of adventures and has to with the help of a small boy and her 11 other girl students save the school. It's a great family film, funny heartwarming and worth a watch.
Thursday, 19 May 2016
What links the following films?
City of God, Turbo Kid, Slumdog Millionaire, The Act of Killing and Moomins on the Riviera.
They all have female directors in their directorial team.
This leads to a big question can these films be considered for the 52filmsbywomen challenge and what happened to these women and then why were they forgotten?
To answer these questions I needed to write more questions
also thank you to TMSer Dodo for the inspiration behind this post
So I never meant to end up with a fancasting series on here! But this will be the third. If you were wondering the other two (which have now been really cast)can be found by clicking on the fancast tag.
Anyway it was announced today that X23 may be getting the movie treatment. the genetic female clone of Wolverine X23 is really really cool and this could be awesome so without further a do here are my prospective X23's.
click under the cut for fancasting goodness!
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
This week we are doing my first Horror movie of 52filmsbywomen!!!!
Dir: Hilary Brougher
Ok the more films I do for this challenge the more I realise women tend to direct girl led stories so much better. This movie could have turned out generic YA trash and actually it isn't. It's a kinda haunting study of grief and power and it's really damn entertaining. If you have or are a teenage girl watch this at a sleep over it's better than any Twilight related drivel anyway.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Moomins on the Riviera
Dir: Xavier Picard & Hanna Hemilä
This is the most wholesome and lovely film I have ever watched. It's like a stack of blueberry pancakes in movie form. It seriously is just gorgeous and lovely. The main story is too cute for me to spoil but basically it's a very Moomin morality tale hat will stick with you. It's one you can watch with kids.Also if you see the list of production people a good selection of them are women as well.
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
This year at the beginning of June, Picturehouse Central is bringing the choice cuts of Sundance film festival US over to us Brits!
I thought It would be fun to cut the list of 11 down to five feature films that I'm interested in seeing. I'll probably only end up seeing one if I go at all but it gives me some good ideas for future netflix watches in the future!!!
Picks under the cut
Saturday, 7 May 2016
Dir: Agnieszka Holland
If you enjoyed Mike Leigh's Topsy Turvy and enjoy amazing female leads this is your movie. Mixing together history and fiction Kruger's Anna becomes the copyist of a now profoundly deaf Beethoven. Touching on disability, women's rights and the life of an artist this is one beautiful and criminally underrated film.