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What's with the name?

Allow us to explain.

Consider the Following

Here’s A Supercut of Major Motion Pictures Directed by Women Last Year


Women and Hollywood put this these clips together to illustrate a correlation between the demographic population of oscar voters and the choices they make. But even without that connection, here’s a list of films by women directors that remind me to check them out. I’ve heard a number of incredible things about Pariah, and We Need to Talk About Kevin, and considering that Angelina Jolie has received death threats for putting In the Land of Blood and Honey together, the least we could do is watch it and see what all the fuss is about.

(via Jezebel.)

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  • Anonymous

    This really isn’t that surprising as most women lack vision and creativity.

  • http://twitter.com/JinxyBlastwave Jinxy Blastwave

    Of the movies mentioned, I’ve only seen Pariah and The Whistleblower.  Pariah is phenomenal.  Whistleblower not as much.  Pariah is kind of a coming of age movie where the main character is struggling with coming out as a lesbian to her family, made more complicated by the fact that her mother is religious and not super enthused about gay folks.  The movie opens with a scene where the main character has to change out of her “butch” outfit, and back into a more “feminine” outfit because her mother prefers her that way.  It was filmed in Brooklyn, and it’s the kind of movie you’ve probably seen before.  It’s really well done, though.  The actors are great, and it’s shot beautifully.  I can’t recommend it enough. 

    The Whistleblower, to me at least, was a failure of editing.  I think there’s a good movie in there somewhere, but it wasn’t put together correctly somehow.  It stars Rachel Weisz, who I’ve always liked, and she’s a peacekeeper in Bosnia.  It deals with human trafficking, and the complicity of US personnel in same.  So we’re dealing with the most evil of evils, and we’re also talking about the US Government’s total failure when it comes to whistleblowers, but the script is so ham-fisted that you can’t really get mad the way you’d want to.  But we’re talking about directing, and Larysa Kondracki directed the hell out of it.  The color palette is blue and brown, and it builds the paranoia perfectly.  It’s just a shame it wasn’t a better movie.

  • Anonymous

    To be frank, I’d be more shocked if a film about a subject as volatile as the Bosnian War DIDN’T end up with death threats aimed at the producers and stars.

  • Anonymous

    I saw “Meek’s Cutoff” – it was a stark and beautiful film and I would see it again.  It was incredible and took the Western aesthetic to new levels.  And I’m really surprised “We Need to Talk About Kevin” didn’t get more attention.

  • Anonymous

    I saw Circumstance. It’s an intense movie in that it pulls you straight into the suffocating oppression Iranian youth faces, particular if you keep in mind that in the real world, before filming, several members of the crew went to visit what family they have in Iran because they can’t risk coming back any time soon (the film itself had to be shot in Lebanon). On the other end, the film may leave one feeling unsatisfied in some of the motivation behind the change of the parents in the main family, and the movie ends because it ends, not because the story in any way has ended. 

  • http://twitter.com/JinxyBlastwave Jinxy Blastwave

     We Need to Talk About Kevin terrifies me.  I’m scared to see it.  Clearly it’s well acted if I’m scared to see it, but I still can’t do it.

  • http://melancholywise.tumblr.com/ Sophie

    That is a shame. I was very interested in ‘The Whistle Blower’. I’ll take a look at ‘Pariah’, though. Thanks for the review.