Category: Women in Film

– female directors and lead actors

Room

2015 Director: Lenny Abrahamson Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers Words: B. Halford For all of his life, Jack (Tremblay) has lived with his mother (Larson) in “Room”, a shed where they are held by a kidnapper named “Old Nick” (Sean Bridgers). With Jack’s entire worldview… Continue Reading “Room”

Carol

2015/ USA Director: Todd Haynes Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara Words: R. Topham I saw ‘starring Cate Blanchett’ and was sold immediately. But labelling Carol Aird the ‘role of her career’ seemed somewhat of a grand statement following her unbelievable performance as the lead… Continue Reading “Carol”

The Final Girls

2015 Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Nina Dobrev, Adam DeVine Words: O. Innocent Slasher films, by their very nature, have always been ripe for lampooning. Be it the bad acting and awful dialogue, the cheap low budget feel, or the excessive,… Continue Reading “The Final Girls”

The Wolfpack

2015/ USA Director: Crystal Moselle Words: R. Topham A coming of age story like no other, The Wolfpack is a new documentary about the sheltered life of the Angulo family from the lower east side of Manhattan. A group of remarkably sharp and talented “tribe” of… Continue Reading “The Wolfpack”