52 Films By Women – November 2016


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After a crazy busy month with 13 new films November has been a lot easier to deal with. It’s probably a lot due to my excessive #Noirvember film noir binging. I’ve only seen two new films directed by women this month, one of which was pretty much an accidental watch while being ill, heh. It wasn’t a very good film at that, but one hardly minds when sick. Looking back, well.. it still counts.

I tried to find films noirs directed by women but I think I’ve exhausted all my options. I’ve already seen all 3 Ida Lupino films and that Norwegian noir, and I’m not aware of any others.

I’d love to know if any more exist. I’ll certainly try to find them.

Prior posts

Watched

Only one more month to go..

 

L'avenir CoverOriginal title: L'avenir
Rating: 7.2/10
Year: 2016
Directors: Mia Hansen-Løve
Duration: 102 min.
Genres: Drama

L’avenir was playing at my local art house cinema. It’s a strong drama starring Isabelle Huppert as strong willed and successful philosophy teacher. We as audience meet her when her life seems fine, but it doesn’t take long for it to slowly unravel. This is one of those character study / slice of life drama’s in which there really isn’t a whole lot going on at any given time. L’avenir keeps its viewers interesting almost entirely based on the strong performance of Huppert. Her portrayal of a slightly ADHD woman is the highlight of the film. But a few strange moments keep the film from reaching its full potential. One example is the great amount of hasty cuts. They help in conveying the main character’s state, but sometimes have a way of keeping you out of your movie flow.

 

 

Three Bedrooms, One Corpse CoverOriginal title: Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
Rating: 4.0/10
Year: 2016
Directors: Lynne Stopkewich
Duration: 93 min.
Genres: Mystery

So as I mentioned I was sick for a while this month. I also really really like murder mystery and detective mystery sleuthing films. I mean I’ve seen every Charlie Chan film – and that’s like 40 of them, all 14 Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes films, the entire Thin Man series, all Hercule Poirot films, all Joan Hickson Miss Marple films and I could go on for a while. Now those are the good ones. This one isn’t. Not even close. But it’s perfect for when your headache has you walking to the medicine cabinet every now and then, or when your nose gets confused and thinks it’s a river. You can just get up to get a pill or the next roll of toilet paper and not miss a thing. It’s got enough going for it to stop you from turning it off, but that’s about it. It’s light hearted, witty when the dialog works, cringe worthy when it doesn’t. There’s some decent acting and some bad acting. There’s nothing going on in terms of directing, photography or music. This one happened to be my least favourite one in a series of four films (this is the third) too, so let’s just stop here.. I have nothing else to say about it anyway.

The list!

The stuff that lists are made of.

short: At Land:7.7 Stars (7.7 / 10)
short: Du côté de la côte:6.2 Stars (6.2 / 10)
short: Le lion volatil:6.2 Stars (6.2 / 10)
short: Laloux Sauvage:6.3 Stars (6.3 / 10)
shorts: Lotte Reiniger Fairy Tales 1-5:5.9 Stars (5.9 / 10)
shorts: Lotte Reiniger Fairy Tales 6-10:6.1 Stars (6.1 / 10)
doc: Deliver Us from Evil:7.9 Stars (7.9 / 10)
doc: Evaporating Borders:7.1 Stars (7.1 / 10)
doc: Indie Game: The Movie:7.2 Stars (7.2 / 10)
doc: Olympia I - Festival of the Nations:7.4 Stars (7.4 / 10)
doc: Olympia II - Festival of Beauty:7.4 Stars (7.4 / 10)
doc: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness:7.5 Stars (7.5 / 10)
doc: Triumph of the Will:5.6 Stars (5.6 / 10)
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night:7.7 Stars (7.7 / 10)
American Psycho:7.7 Stars (7.7 / 10)
August Rush:8.3 Stars (8.3 / 10)
Born in Flames:7.0 Stars (7.0 / 10)
Death is a Caress:6.7 Stars (6.7 / 10)
Despite the Falling Snow:6.0 Stars (6.0 / 10)
Documenteur:6.8 Stars (6.8 / 10)
Embers:6.1 Stars (6.1 / 10)
Grbavica:6.9 Stars (6.9 / 10)
Into the Forest:7.3 Stars (7.3 / 10)
Jupiter Ascending:2.4 Stars (2.4 / 10)
Kung Fu Panda 2:7.3 Stars (7.3 / 10)
Kung Fu Panda 3:5.6 Stars (5.6 / 10)
L'avenir (Things To Come):7.2 Stars (7.2 / 10)
Longing for the Rain:6.0 Stars (6.0 / 10)
Mädchen in Uniform:8.3 Stars (8.3 / 10)
Maggie's Plan:6.3 Stars (6.3 / 10)
Manuela Jankovic's War:6.0 Stars (6.0 / 10)
Me and You and Everyone We Know:7.2 Stars (7.2 / 10)
Merrily We Go to Hell:5.8 Stars (5.8 / 10)
Me Before You:7.8 Stars (7.8 / 10)
Mikey and Nicky:4.2 Stars (4.2 / 10)
Money Monster:3.6 Stars (3.6 / 10)
Outrage:6.9 Stars (6.9 / 10)
Paramount on Parade:5.4 Stars (5.4 / 10)
Ratchet & Clank:4.4 Stars (4.4 / 10)
Red Road:6.0 Stars (6.0 / 10)
Summertime:7.4 Stars (7.4 / 10)
Sunshine Cleaning:7.7 Stars (7.7 / 10)
Tallulah:6.8 Stars (6.8 / 10)
Terminal Island:6.6 Stars (6.6 / 10)
Testament:7.3 Stars (7.3 / 10)
The Babadook:7.4 Stars (7.4 / 10)
The Bigamist:6.4 Stars (6.4 / 10)
The Devil from Seventh Grade:5.7 Stars (5.7 / 10)
The Diary of a Teenage Girl:5.2 Stars (5.2 / 10)
The Disobedient:6.7 Stars (6.7 / 10)
The Dressmaker:7.4 Stars (7.4 / 10)
The Dry Valley (Sukhodol):7.4 Stars (7.4 / 10)
The Fairy:5.5 Stars (5.5 / 10)
The Hurt Locker:7.8 Stars (7.8 / 10)
The Innocents (Les Innocentes):8.1 Stars (8.1 / 10)
The Intervention:5.4 Stars (5.4 / 10)
The Invitation:4.3 Stars (4.3 / 10)
The Lesson (Urok):6.5 Stars (6.5 / 10)
The Prince of Egypt:1.0 Stars (1.0 / 10)
The Virgin Suicides:7.4 Stars (7.4 / 10)
The Woman Condemned:5.1 Stars (5.1 / 10)
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse:4.0 Stars (4.0 / 10)
Three Cases of Murder (1st segment):7.2 Stars (7.2 / 10)
Thursday Till Sunday:5.9 Stars (5.9 / 10)
Toni Erdmann:8.2 Stars (8.2 / 10)
Wings:8.2 Stars (8.2 / 10)
Winter's Bone:6.8 Stars (6.8 / 10)

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