Reason for the Cinema Femme Movement

Statistics about Female Film Critics A September 2018 report from Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative (and conducted with Time’s Up Entertainment) used reviews of 300 top-grossing films from 2015–2017 posted on Rotten Tomatoes to assess gender and race/ethnicity of critics, including […]

Enchanted by the Details

I don’t know about you, but I get chills by the intimacy of the details. Her films vary in story, but no matter what the story is about—a seventeenth-century queen, spoiled teenagers in Hollywood, a middle-aged celebrity traveling in Tokyo—I know that I’m going to be enchanted by the artistry of the cinematic details that bring me deeper.

A conversation between Cinema Femme founder Rebecca Martin and film critic Pamela Powell

I met film critic Pamela Powell through Twitter. She had taken a video of actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Q&A after the screening of her film “Fast Color” (directed by Julia Hart) at the Chicago Critics Film Festival. Her praise for Gugu drew me to her as a critic. I retweeted her post, and the rest is history. Months later, I’m so happy to get the opportunity to interview her and share her story.

10 of Rebecca’s Favorite Films

One of the raffle prizes at our launch party with be Cinema Femme founder Rebecca Martin’s personal collection of Criterion Collection films. Here, Rebecca writes about what each film means to her. Raffle prize #5: Founder of Cinema Femme Rebecca Martin’s personal collection of @criterioncollection […]

Inaugural Issue interviews

Inaugural Issue (launching 11/12/18) interviews film critic Pamela Powell and filmmaker Laura Moss. Learn about their personal female film experiences in the upcoming digital issue, launching November 12, 2018. Pamela Powell is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the […]

Sneak Peek of Essays in Upcoming Issue

“Virgin Suicides” (1999) “Everybody—the male and female actors and the audience alike—is captivated by this film that is a meditation on the existential horror of teenage life. We are all voyeuristic and as awkward as the teenagers portrayed because we don’t avert our gaze.” —Marjorie […]

A Love Letter to Film

Out of 50 films I presented on Instagram, with over 300 likes by my followers liking their favorites out of the 50, I dissected the top 12 films that got the most likes (see list below) and spliced them together as one. I call it […]

My Journey with Sofia

I’ve followed Sofia Coppola’s career closely, ever since 2003. In 2003, I saw the film that became my gateway in to the cinephile world: Lost in Translation. Friends in college (where I was in 2003) felt that I possibly had an unhealthy obsession with the film […]