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

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly O’Sullivan shortly after her film “Saint Frances” opened at the Chicago Critics Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre this May. O’Sullivan wrote … Continue reading Kelly O’Sullivan’s debut script “Saint Frances” brings an authentic look into womanhood

Ten Years Later, the World is Ready for “Booksmart”

There are two main reasons Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut “Booksmart” is getting such high praises: Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever. While the premise isn’t original, at least on the surface, … Continue reading Ten Years Later, the World is Ready for “Booksmart”

(Left to right) 2019 Sundance Ebert Fellows Niani Scott, Whitney A. Spencer, and Tiffany Walden, and Cinema Femme founder Rebecca Martin

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 … Continue reading 2019 Sundance Ebert Fellows

“Hail Satan?”: Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Penny Lane

“Hail Satan?” (2019) is not only an eye-catching title, the content is eye-opening! The upbeat, energetic, and talented documentary filmmaker Penny Lane gave Sundance audiences food for thought in this … Continue reading “Hail Satan?”: Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Penny Lane

Third World as We Do Not Know It—Why We Need More Black Panthers That Defy White Patriarchy

When I first started my international film criticism career, I never thought anyone would be interested in what a twenty-something Egyptian feminist woman had to say. I was not Western, … Continue reading Third World as We Do Not Know It—Why We Need More Black Panthers That Defy White Patriarchy

Cinema Femme Holiday Gift Guide

Happy holidays from the staff at Cinema Femme magazine! If you’re still looking for gift ideas for the film aficionados, women in film, or just awesome people in your life, … Continue reading Cinema Femme Holiday Gift Guide