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Dynamic Duos of Dames: A Celebration of the Work of Susanna Fogel
Susanna Fogel is a wonderful screenwriter and director, probably best known for her most recent film, Booksmart, a comedy directed by Olivia Wilde and starring Beanie Feldstein and Katelyn Dever, nominated for a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay, and for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.… read more.
Women make up about 30 percent of nominees being recognized by the Writers Guild of America for writing feature films in 2019. Of 23 total nominated screenwriters on 15 films, seven are women.
There were so many films released during the past year but the following are among the best women-directed films of 2019.
If there’s one film that I believe will still be talked about in a decade, it’s Booksmart. This is a film that re-defines what female friendship means for a new generation.… read more.
Olivia Wilde’s summer comedy Booksmart was quickly dubbed “the female Superbad” by publications like Vox and CinemaBlend after its release in May. Twitter users cited similarities between the two films, while Interview Magazine and InStyle both published articles about why the film is better than Superbad (2007).… read more.
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 9/6/2019 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):
- Booksmart – Olivia Wilde (director), Emily Halpen & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman (co-writers)
- Boy Genius – Bridget Stokes (director), Vicky Wright (writer)
- Mary Magdalene – Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett (co-writers)
- Satanic Panic – Chelsea Stardust (director)
DANIELLE’S TOP PICK OF THE WEEK
This week’s selection is Booksmart. … read more.
You’ll read plenty of think pieces about Booksmart this week. Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut about best friends who make one last attempt to have fun before high school graduation has garnered high praise since its SXSW premiere and currently sits at 100 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes ahead of its May 24 release.… read more.