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Watch at Home: ‘Charlie’s Angels’ & more from female filmmakers

Charlie's Angels

FF2 Media’s new “Watch at Home” columns list the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers that are newly available each week on DVD, Video On Demand &/or streaming services.

Here are the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers now available at home as of 3/13/2020 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):

  • Charlie’s Angels – Elizabeth Banks (writer-director)
  • The Dog Doc – Cindy Meehl (director)
  • Lost Girls – Liz Garbus (director) (Netflix)
  • Lost Transmissions – Katharine O’Brien (writer-director)
  • The Postcard Killings -Liza Marklund (co-writer)
  • Ride Like A Girl – Rachel Griffiths (director), Elise McCredie (co-writer)
  • Spies in Disguise – Cindy Davis (screen story by)
  • Stargirl – Julia Hart (director/co-writer), Kristin Hahn (co-writer) (Disney+)
  • Transference – Jennifer Lloyd (co-writer)

DANIELLE’S TOP PICK OF THE WEEK

Charlie’s Angels takes the Townsend Agency international in this very fast-paced action-comedy written and directed by Elizabeth Banks.… read more.

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Dayna’s Athena 2020

2020 was my second Athena year with FF2 Media, and while I was only able to spend one day at the festival this year, I felt like a seasoned professional this time around. Last year, I remember fumbling to flash my pass, asking where screenings were every five seconds, and not knowing when I’d have a minute to eat in between the various films and sessions I wanted to attend.… read more.

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Female Eye Film Festival to honor Deborah Kampmeier

The 18th annual Female Eye Film Festival will honor American filmmaker Deborah Kampmeier with the Best in the Biz Award and a retrospective of her work, including Virgin (2003), Split (2016) and the world premiere of Tape (2019).

Held in recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD), from March 5 to March 8, 2020 at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox, FeFF will screen more than 50 films directed by women from countries across the world.read more.

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Film Scorecard: Women are directing the most anticipated studio films this year

As the controversial topic about women directors and film remains ongoing (see: Rebel Wilson’s commentary on the all-male directors nominated at the BAFTAs), Hollywood is opening the doors to more female directors who will direct films ranging from animation, to documentaries to horror. Here are the most-anticipated studio films for 2020 (followed by individual studios):

Wonder Woman 1984 — directed by Patty Jenkins

This is the sequel to the 2017 “Wonder Woman” starring Gal Gadot.read more.

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Awards Season: Despite national snubs, women are winning in city critics groups

Several critics groups in major U.S. cities are honoring the work of female filmmakers in the lead-up to the Academy Awards in February.

Most critics groups announce nominees and winners in December, before nationally-broadcast ceremonies in January: the Golden Globe Awards Jan. 5 and the Critics Choice Awards Jan.read more.

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Golden Globe nominations a ‘yearly reminder’ of problematic HFPA

The Golden Globes have been problematic for a number of years, and every year there’s a reminder that these awards are maybe not what they seem.

While groups like the Critics Choice Association nominated women for Best Director and in both screenplay categories, the same cannot be said of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. … read more.

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