Tag Archives: women in film

Films about Women List 3

Tonight is the closing ceremony of the 38th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival. I hope it was a resounding success and I cannot wait to return to the festival next year! Anyway, continuing my Films About Women list, here are … Continue reading

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Films About Women List 2

For the first time since 2008, I will not be attending the Cleveland International Film Festival this year. I’m out of town in Not Cleveland, and I’m sick with the flu. I’m staying at home sleeping. So, in honor of … Continue reading

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Women Kick Ass: Divergent and Teenage Girl’s Action Films

SPOILERS! In honor of the US Premiere of the film Divergent, I want to reflect on the phenomenon of teenage girls in an action movie. Ten years ago, when the Harry Potter phenomenon was at its apogee, a reviewer asked … Continue reading

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Films About Women Introduction

A couple of weeks ago I saw August: Osage County. I’m not going to review the film, partly because it’s no longer as fresh in my mind, and partly because I have other things to do. However, I was very … Continue reading

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Why do superheroes need girlfriends?

I saw Thor 2: The Dark World a few weeks ago. Loki was amazing, of course, and Darcy was amusing. (Is it wrong that I want Thor 3 to be subtitled Loki and Darcy join forces and cause mischief and … Continue reading

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Artemis, St. Joan of Arc, and Katniss: Thoughts on Katniss in the Catching Fire Movie (and book)

Note: This is NOT really a review of Catching Fire, but it is a reaction to the character of Katniss in the movie. This should also NOT be taken as a criticism of Jennifer Lawrence. I adore her. Spoiler Alert! … Continue reading

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