The Disobedient
#52FilmsByWomen This month #52FilmsByWomen passes the halfway mark. In time and in numbers, although after six months I am past 26 films, giving me a little buffer in case I need it. The total film count is now at 30/52, already four more than being truly halfway. I still keep the list […]

52 Films By Women – June 2016


Mustang
#52FilmsByWomen After April the counter was at 21/52. One month later I’m at 25/52, almost halfway. May wasn’t a month for quantity but quality, although I’m not sure the last one really deserves the label quality – I just liked it more than I probably should. With scores of 8.0, […]

52 Films By Women – May 2016



Red Beard
Red Beard It is only the first time I pick a Kurosawa film to write about. Red Beard is not one of his most famous ones, but it does appear to be among his best. Its length of just over three hours is not very inviting for a casual film watch so […]

Red Beard – Akira Kurosawa – 1965


Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid Back in the 40’s and 50’s Hollywood was churning out dozens of films noirs every year. They probably didn’t realise it back then, but they were making films of a type that transcends time. At least they have until now. Some of them, such as The Maltese […]

Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid – Carl Reiner – 1982



Winter's Bone
#52FilmsByWomen A few long weekends and a full week off gave me plenty of – one could argue too much – time to watch films. I’m currently at #21FilmsByWomen, at least according to my own way of counting them. Counting every single short as if it were a thing on its […]

52 Films By Women – April 2016


Film Noir
Film Noir Disregarding the many complaints of my SEO-plug-in that I should rename my post tags and such, I’m writing this little piece about the film Film Noir, and not the type of film with the same name. I don’t often come across post-2000 films I liked enough and that qualify […]

Film Noir – D. Jud Jones and Risto Topaloski – 2007



The Hurt Locker
#52FilmsByWomen It’s April now and that means another month of watching female directed films has passed. Four films every month ends the year at 48/52, so I’m going to need a few months in which to watch five or more films. March is one of those months I am happy […]

52 Films By Women – March 2016


Victoria
Victoria Earlier this year I saw Russian Ark. It’s a beautiful film shot in one single take inside the Winter Palace, part of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. That was in 2002. The reason I bring that up is because Victoria does the same thing as Russian Ark did more […]

Victoria – Sebastian Schipper – 2015