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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: K-M

MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER (2017): Review by Katharine Cutler

When a young girl stumbles upon a magical flower, she discovers who she is beyond how others see her. Mary and the Witch’s Flower, directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and co-written with Riko Sakaguchi, doesn’t disappoint, delivering breathtaking animation and a heartwarming story. (KAC: 3.5/5)

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: B-D

THE DRESSMAKER

From director Jocelyn Mooorhouse and co-screenwriter P.J. Hogan, The Dressmaker is a genre jumping drama set in rural Australia. When “Tilly Dunnage” (Kate Winslet) returns home to the town that cast her out as a child, she begins to rebuild her relationship with her mother while searching for answers about the circumstances surrounding a haunting […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: A

A LITTLE CHAOS

Twenty years after the release of Sense and Sensibility, Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet reunite onscreen in a period drama set in 17th Century Versailles. Rickman, with co-writers Alison Deegan and Jeremy Brock, create their own historical fiction by telling the story of King Louis XIV and his two landscape architects – the real André […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: B-D

DIVERGENT

Mumbo Jumbo set in a dystopian future where everyone lives harmoniously in one of five “factions” (with the incredibly pretentious names Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless & Erudite), until, of course, one faction decides to change the rules for its own benefit. Alas, all I saw was an excuse for boring, predictable onscreen mayhem. (JLH: 2/5) […]

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Reviews: B-D

CARNAGE

Overly-stagey version of Broadway Tony-winner. Playwright Yasmina Reza adapted her own script & director Polanski decided to do keep it “as is” without any opening up. Too bad. The core is a fascinating tale of two couples trying to maintain “civilized” behavior after their sons become involved in a schoolyard fight, but what works on […]

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Jan Rants about THE READER

Click HERE to download Jan’s FULL Rant as a pdf file. . As a Jewish Feminist, I am absolutely outraged by this film.  Since THPP is a Feminist Blog, let me just direct your attention to this still (above).  Here we have “Hanna” (Kate Winslet) & “Michael” (David Kross) in Hanna’s kitchen.  Notice how the […]

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Reviews: Q-S

Film Review: SENSE & SENSIBILITY

Charming adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel about 2 sisters adapting to strained circumstances after their father dies. Emma Thompson received an Oscar for her screenplay & also plays the lead. Kate Winslett received her first nomination as the younger sister. Ang Lee’s sensitive direction was completely overlooked by the Academy. More on SENSE & SENSIBILITY. […]

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Reviews: H-J

Film Review: HIDEOUS KINKY

A ‘60’s flashback. Kate Winslet stars as a young woman in search of enlightenment who moves to Morocco with her two young daughters in tow. Based on the autobiography of the youngest daughter, who explores her mother’s life & times with tender but merciless precision. More on HIDEOUS KINKY.

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