Rebecca Martin is the founder of Cinema Femme magazine. Rebecca’s true passion has always been film. She founded the Chicago Film Lover Exchange in 2011, which has grown to over 6,000 members. She has worked with various publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Lawyer magazine, and Chicago Bar Association’s CBA Record. Rebecca is also the podcast cohost of “Fresh Perspective,” featured on the Now Playing Network, with her film lovin’ friend Jeff Broitman. Along with film, Rebecca is passionate about empowering and encouraging other women to follow their dreams and passions.

'Bombshell' brings #MeToo to the big screen

[over the phone]Megyn Kelly: Ready to go to war?Gretchen Carlson: Oh, yeah. “Bombshell” (2019) Spoilers revealed Being interviewed by my soon-to-be boss, I could tell he thought I was good looking, that … Continue reading 'Bombshell' brings #MeToo to the big screen

"American Psycho" Filmmaker Mary Harron Explores Manson Cult in "Charlie Says"

Many people I know in Los Angeles believe that the Sixties ended abruptly on August 9, 1969. Joan Didion, THE WHITE ALBUM Another “pinch myself” moment for me this year … Continue reading "American Psycho" Filmmaker Mary Harron Explores Manson Cult in "Charlie Says"

A cult classic is in our midst with Jennifer Reeder’s teen noir ‘Knives and Skin’

“Knives and Skin” follows the investigation of a young girl’s disappearance in a rural Midwest town. The coming-of-age film has been described as a mix of Lynchian thriller and high school musical.

Greta Fernández walks us through her powerhouse performance in 'A Thief's Daughter'

Greta Fernández delivers a powerhouse performance in Belén Funes’ “A Thief’s Daughter”. Her character Sara takes us through so many pieces of her life. While we follow her, we are … Continue reading Greta Fernández walks us through her powerhouse performance in 'A Thief's Daughter'

Cinema Femme Voices: 'Black Panther'

Earlier this year, we chose “Black Panther” to be our film focus for our January issue (read my editor’s letter here). I chose the film because of its global impact … Continue reading Cinema Femme Voices: 'Black Panther'

‘Bombshell’ personal essay preview

Below are excerpts from my personal essay which will be featured on cinemafemme.com on December 13th. This is to avoid spoilers and get people excited about seeing the film. December … Continue reading ‘Bombshell’ personal essay preview

Andi Morrow touches on addiction in her short film ‘Pusher’

Andi Morrow, such a genuine artistic soul. Loved our conversation, and loved her film “Pusher”. She educated me through our conversation and film about the “devastating” opioid epidemic that is … Continue reading Andi Morrow touches on addiction in her short film ‘Pusher’

Watching films not for overindulgence, but to develop my taste buds: bite-sized reviews to whet your appetite, bon appétit

Last year I edited a video (video also featured at bottom of this piece) with scenes from some of my favorite films I’d seen over that year correlated with my … Continue reading Watching films not for overindulgence, but to develop my taste buds: bite-sized reviews to whet your appetite, bon appétit

See Jane Salon: Kris Rey on representation of pregnancy on film and her own journey as a mother

Recently I attended a member event of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, as part of their “See Jane Salon” series, which enables GDIGM CEO Madeline Di Nonno … Continue reading See Jane Salon: Kris Rey on representation of pregnancy on film and her own journey as a mother

Pouring myself a cup of ambition: ‘9 to 5’ meets #MeToo

Before #MeToo there was “9 to 5.” It wasn’t a hashtag, but it was a movement nonetheless. Dolly Parton wrote the song “9 to 5”, which shared the same title … Continue reading Pouring myself a cup of ambition: ‘9 to 5’ meets #MeToo

Feminist filmmaker and ‘Maniac’ actor Ariel Kavoussi brings raw female characters onscreen with ‘The Poet and The Professor’ and ‘Birdshit’

I heard about Ariel Kavoussi through one of our featured filmmakers, Haroula Rose. Not directly, but through socials, I saw they did some collaborative work and had been featured on … Continue reading Feminist filmmaker and ‘Maniac’ actor Ariel Kavoussi brings raw female characters onscreen with ‘The Poet and The Professor’ and ‘Birdshit’

Hilda Somarriba elevates independent cinema in the film festival market and media with ‘The Rider’ and ‘Paradise Hills’

There is power in media. A good review, a great interview, getting the right onscreen exposure makes a difference in the trajectory of a film. Hilda Somarriba understands that as … Continue reading Hilda Somarriba elevates independent cinema in the film festival market and media with ‘The Rider’ and ‘Paradise Hills’