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.

Alice Waddington takes us on a fantastical journey in her female-led feature 'Paradise Hills'

You know when you are so excited by a director that your excitement oozes? Alice Waddington is that director. Being touched in my life with a fire that takes me … Continue reading Alice Waddington takes us on a fantastical journey in her female-led feature 'Paradise Hills'

#TBT 2019 Sundance Ebert Fellows

Chaz Ebert introduced me to the 2019 Sundance Ebert Fellows Niani Scott, Whitney A. Spencer, and Tiffany Walden via Instagram as they were on their way to Park City, Utah, to cover Sundance Film Festival. I read up on these intelligent and extremely talented women, and I was so inspired by their drive and past experience. During our interview in March, we talked about their Sundance experiences, their favorite films from the festival, and the importance of having diverse voices in film criticism.

Dancing with the camera: an interview with cinematographer Valentina Caniglia

Featured back in April 2019 Cinema Femme is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn … Continue reading Dancing with the camera: an interview with cinematographer Valentina Caniglia

Ashley Shelton brings her movie vision to the lens with ‘Magnolia & Clementine’

Today we’re bringing back Ashley Shelton’s feature from June 2019. You can see Ashley in “The Evening Hour” premiering at Sundance 2020. Stay tuned for her future directed projects. I … Continue reading Ashley Shelton brings her movie vision to the lens with ‘Magnolia & Clementine’

Anna Serner blazes trails at the Swedish Film Institute with her 2019 gender equality report "What Women?"

I’m elated to kick off the new year at Cinema Femme by sharing my interview with one of my personal heroes, Anna Serner. Anna is driven, like myself, to get … Continue reading Anna Serner blazes trails at the Swedish Film Institute with her 2019 gender equality report "What Women?"

Breaking down walls and redesigning them: Production Design Oscar winner Hannah Beachler talks Wakanda, ‘Moonlight’, and more

Featured back in October 2019. We aren’t just taking down ceilings, we are busting down walls. Because you take out a ceiling and the building will stand, but if you … Continue reading Breaking down walls and redesigning them: Production Design Oscar winner Hannah Beachler talks Wakanda, ‘Moonlight’, and more

Kelly O’Sullivan’s debut script ‘Saint Frances’ brings an authentic look into womanhood

This feature was posted back in June 2019. Reposting because of film release of “Saint Frances” on Feb. 28th! Buy tix here if in NYC! See link: https://www.angelikafilmcenter.com/nyc/film/saint-frances I had … Continue reading Kelly O’Sullivan’s debut script ‘Saint Frances’ brings an authentic look into womanhood

'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'