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

Director Rebecca Stern combines her love for animals and filmmaking with ‘Well Groomed’

Rebecca Stern, director of the much-talked-about SXSW film “Well Groomed,” has married her love of animals and her passion, skills, and knowledge of filmmaking to create a visually entertaining film with a compelling underlying narrative arc. Featuring four women who compete in the arena of creative dog grooming, Stern brings us into this relatively unknown world and tells a story of art and friendship.

Aisling Franciosi dives deep into character in Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’

Repost of feature from August 23, 2019 in honor of Aisling Franciosi being awarded Most Promising Performer by the Chicago Film Critics Association’s! Watch “The Nightingale” on Hulu, Amazon Prime, … Continue reading Aisling Franciosi dives deep into character in Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’

"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.

‘Maiden’: How an all-women sailing team fought sexism and made history

“Maiden” (2019) is the harrowing true tale of how Skipper Tracy Edwards pushed against the acceptable gender tides of racing in 1989–1990 and then changed the boat racing world and women’s education to today.