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14. Blue Black Permanent (Margaret Tait, 1992) * 86 min.

Margaret Tait's only feature film looks at a period in the the life of a middle aged photographer and how the death of her mother, a poet who may have committed suicide, may have affected her choices about career and relationships.
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1. Sita Sings the Blues (Nina Paley, 2008) 82 min.
2. Fetch! (Nina Paley, 2002) 5 min.
Tord and Tord (Niki Lindroth von Bahr, 2010) 11 min.
Wild Life (Amanda ForbisWendy Tilby, 2011) * 14 min.
I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors (Ann Marie Fleming, 2010) 15 min.
The True Story of Sawney Beane (Elizabeth Hobbs, 2005) 11 min.
The Danish Poet (Torill Kove, 2006) 15 min.
The Formation of Clouds (Marie-Hélène Turcotte, 2010) * 10 min.
3. Valley Girl (Martha Coolidge, 1983) 99 min.
4. Shirley (Josephine Decker, 2020) * 107 min.
5. Caramel (Nadine Labaki, 2007) * 92 min.
6. The Sharks (Lucía Garibaldi, 2019) * 80 min.
7. Daisies (Vera Chytilová, 1966) 76 min.
8. A Portrait of Ga (Margaret Tait, 1952) 4 min.
The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (Margaret Tait, 1955) * 7 min.
Rose Street (Margaret Tait, 1956) * 15 min.
Margaret Tait: Film Maker (Margaret Williams, 1983) * 36 min.
Aerial (Margaret Tait, 1974) 4 min.
Uncle Bob's Hospital Visit (JoDee Samuelson, 2008) 14 min.
9. The Souvenir (Joanna Hogg, 2019) * 120 min.
10. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma, 2019) * 122 min.
11. The Future (Miranda July, 2011) * 91 min.
12. The Rider (Chloé Zhao, 2017) * 103 min.
13. Madeline's Madeline (Josephine Decker, 2018) * 93 min.
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Another Woman
1. One Night in Miami... (2020) Regina King
2. The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) Barbra Streisand
3. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Eliza Hittman
4. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) Anjelica Huston
5. How to Kill a Zombie (2014) Tiffany McLean
6. Madeline's Madeline (2018) Josephine Decker
7. She Dies Tomorrow (2020) Amy Seimetz
8. Love & Basketball (2000) Gina Prince-Bythewood
9. I'm Your Woman (2020) Julia Hart
10. Kajillionaire (2020) Miranda July
11. The Assistant (2019) Kitty Green
12. Shirley (2020) Josephine Decker
13. Shook (2021) Jennifer Harrington
14. Time (2020) Garrett Bradley
15. Sea Fever (2019) Neasa Hardiman
16. Clemency (2019) Chinonye Chukwu
17. Belle (2013) Amma Asante
18. Gozo (2016) Miranda Bowen
19. Lucky (2020) Natasha Kermani
20. Rocks (2019) Sarah Gavron
21. I Am I (2013) Jocelyn Towne
22. Moxie (2021) Amy Poehler
23. Emma. (2020) Autumn de Wilde
24. Animals (2019) Sophie Hyde
25. Western (2017) Valeska Grisebach
26. To Dream (2016) Nicole Albarelli
27. Stop-Loss (2008) Kimberly Peirce
28. Lost Girls (2020) Liz Garbus
29. Late Night (2019) Nisha Ganatra
30. Lions Love (1969) Agnès Varda
31. Private Life (2018) Tamara Jenkins
32. Closet Land (1991) Radha Bharadwaj
33. The Holiday (2006) Nancy Meyers
34. The Souvenir (2019) Joanna Hogg
35. Summer 1993 (2017) Carla Simón
36. Faces, Places (2017) Agnès Varda
37. The Riot Club (2014) Lone Scherfig
38. Quarantine Girl (2020) Nicole D'Angelo

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34. Clueless (1995, Amy Heckerling)
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6. Ratchatcher (Ramsay, 1999). A slice of life drama set in the early '70s Glasgow. Bits of it were a little too close for comfort, having elements from my own childhood (groups of big boys harassing anyone they could out of boredom, the interactions of some of the adults).

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1. Sicilia! (Straub & Huillet, 1999).
2. Intruder (Denis, 2004).
3. The Headless Woman (Martel, 2008).
4. The Turin Horse (Tarr & Hranitsky. 2011)
5. The Inland Sea (Carra, 1991).
6. Ratchatcher (Ramsay, 1999).
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1. Je tu il elle (1974, Akerman)
2. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Akerman)
3. News from Home (1977, Akerman)
4. Les rendez-vous d'Anna (1978, Akerman)
5. Nuit et jour (1991, Akerman)
6. D'Est (1993, Akerman)
7. La captive (2000, Akerman)
8. No home movie (2015, Akerman)
9. The Matrix (1999, Wachowski sisters)
10. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020, Hittman)
11. Trolösa (2000, Ullmann)
12. The Rider (2017, Zhao)
13. Nomadland (2020, Zhao)
14. Krylya (1966, Shepitko)
15. Voskhozhdenie (1977, Shepitko)
16. The Farewell (2019, Wang)
17. Promising Young Woman (2020, Fennell)
18. La Pointe-Courte (1955, Varda)
19. Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962, Varda)
20. Le bonheur (1965, Varda)
21. Lions Love (1969, Varda)
22. L'une chante l'autre pas (1977, Varda)
23. Mur murs (1981, Varda)
24. Documenteur (1981, Varda)
25. Sans toit ni loi (1985, Varda)
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123. Out of the Clear Blue Sky (Danielle Gardner, 2012) 6/10

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124. Taryn Barker: Demon Hunter (Zoe Kavanagh, 2016) 4/10

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125. La tête haute a.k.a. Standing Tall (Emmanuelle Bercot, 2015) 6/10

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126. Horns and Halos (Suki Hawley, 2002) 6.5/10

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127. Watch Me (Melanie Ansley, 2006) 3/10

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128. Slaughtered (Kate Glover, 2010) 3/10
The Female Gaze
1. Organ (Kei Fujiwara, 1996)
2. Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010)
3. Dust to Glory (Dana Brown, 2005)
4. Fangs (Kelly Sandefur, 2002)
5. On the Outs (Lori Silverbush & some dude, 2004)
6. American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice (Poison Rouge, 2017)
7. On a Clear Day(Gaby Dellal, 2005)
8. The Care Bears Movie (Arna Selznik, 1985)
9. Nomadland (Chloé Zhao, 2020)
10. Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell, 2020)
11. Don't Expect Too Much (Susan Ray, 2011)
12. Angie (Martha Coolidge, 1994)
13. Salvation (J.A. Steel, 2007)
14. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas(Jun Falkenstein + others, 1999)
15. Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil (Tammi Sutton, 2002)
16. Fung gip a.k.a. The Secret (Ann Hui, 1979)
17-19. Tamako Market E1-12 (Naoko Yamada, 2013)
20. Tamako rabu sutôrî a.k.a. Tamako Love Story (Naoko Yamada, 2014)
21. The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect (Victoria Price, 2000)
22. Blood Games (Tanya Rosenberg, 1990)
23. Portrait de la jeune fille en feu a.k.a. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma, 2019)
24. To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Susan Johnson, 2018)
25. The Anniversary Party (Jennifer Jason Leigh & etc., 2001)
26. The House of Usher (Hayley Cloake, 2006)
27. Caroline and the Magic Potion (Virginia Curiá, 2015)
28. Mädchen in Uniform (Leontine Sagan et al., 1931)
29. Mignonnes a.k.a. Cuties (Maïmouna Doucouré, 2020)
30. The Secret Life of Words (Isabel Coixet, 2005)
31. Wakefield (Robin Swicord, 2016)
32. Limbo (Tina Krause, 1999)
33a. Answering Machine (Tina Krause, 2001)
33b. One Hundred a Day (Gillian Armstrong, 1973)
33c. And You Act Like One Too (Susan Siedelman, 1976)
33d. Yours Truly, Andrea G. Stern (Susan Siedelman, 1979)
33e. The Above (Kristen Johnson, 2015)
34. Dogora - Ouvrons les yeux (Patrice Leconte, 2004)
35. Shirley (Josephine Decker, 2020)
36. Bulbbul (Anvita Dutt, 2020)
37. Yes, God, Yes (Karen Maine, 2019)
38. Satan Was a Lady (Doris Wishman, 1975)
39. First Cow (Kelly Reichardt, 2019)
40. Teströl és lélekröl a.k.a. On Body and Soul (Ildikó Enyedi, 2017)
41. Nu ren si shi a.k.a. Summer Snow (Ann Hui, 1995)
42. She Dies Tomorrow (Amy Seimetz, 2020)
43a. Tenshi no yokubou a.k.a. The Lust of Angels (Nagisa Isogai, 2014)
43b. Watashi no Akachan a.k.a. My Baby (Nagisa Isogai, 2011)
43c. Chambre jaune (Hélène Cattet + guy, 2002)
43d. Santos Palace (Hélène Cattet + guy, 2006)
43e. Catharsis (Hélène Cattet + guy, 2001)
43f. La fin de notre amour (Hélène Cattet + guy, 2003)
43g. L'étrange portrait de la dame en jaune (Hélène Cattet + guy, 2004)
44. Tora Tora Tora: The Real Story of Pearl Harbor (Laura Verklan, 2000)
45. Songcatcher (Maggie Greenwald, 2000)
46. Serpent (Amanda Evans, 2017)
47. Infinitely Polar Bear (Maya Forbes, 2014)
48. L'extraordinaire voyage de Marona a.k.a. Marona's Fantastic Tale (Anca Damian, 2019)
49. Shoes (Lois Weber, 1916)
50. Mystique (Roberta Findlay, 1979)
51a. A Study in Choreography for Camera (Maya Deren, 1946)
51b. At Land (Maya Deren, 1944)
51c. Ritual in Transfigured Time (Maya Deren, 1946)
51d. Rat Life and Diet in North America (Joyce Wieland, 1968)
51e. Water Sark (Joyce Wieland, 1965)
51f. Kirsa Nicholina (Gunvor Nelson, 1969)
51g. Orange (Karen Johnson, 1970)
52. Dip sin dip sin a.k.a. Ouija 4 (Jill Wong, 2015)
53. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen a.k.a. The Forest for the Trees (Maren Ade, 2003)
54. Sha chu chong wei a.k.a. Breakout from Oppression (Karen Yang, 1978)
55. Laure (Emmanuelle Arsan, 1976)
56. Inch'Allah dimanche (Yamina Benguigui, 2001)
57. Nirgendwo in Afrika a.k.a. Nowhere in Africa (Caroline Link, 2001)
58. Brave Miss World (Cecelia Peck, 2013)
59. Angano... Angano... Tales from Madagascar (Marie Clémence Andriamonta-Paes + other, 1989)
60. Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror (Stacey Title, 2006)
61. Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt, 2006)
62. Madeinusa (Claudia Llosa, 2006)
63. Blood of the Tribades (Sophia Cacciola + bloke, 2016)
64. Tarzan & Jane (Lisa Schaffer & others, 2002)
65. TiMER (Jac Schaeffer, 2009)
66. Fidel (Estela Bravo, 2001)
67.The Silencer (Amy Goldstein, 1992)
68. La reine des pommes a.k.a. Queen of Hearts (Valérie Donzelli, 2009)
69. Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola, 2006)
70. Equity (Meera Menon, 2016)
71. Arcadia (Olivia Silver, 2012)
72-74. Makai Ouji a.k.a. Devils and Realist E1-12 (Chiaki Kon, 2013)
75. Gözetleme Kulesi a.k.a. Watchtower (Pelin Esmer, 2012)
76. Housekeeping (Jennifer Harrington, 2013)
77. No Impact Man: The Documentary (Laura Gabbert & some guy, 2009)
78. Der Mondmann a.k.a. Moon Man (Sarah Clara Weber, etc., 2012)
79. Atlantique a.k.a. Atlantics (Mati Diop, 2019)
80. Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre, 2014)
81. Nachtrit a.k.a. Night Run (Dana Nechushtan, 2006)
82. The Mask You Live In (Jennifer Siebel Newsom, 2015)
83. Pluto (Su-won Shin, 2012)
84. Las hijas del fuego a.k.a. Daughters of Fire (Albertina Carri, 2015) #Bonus
85a. A Summer Rain (Ela Thier, 2009)
85b. Little Canyon (Olivia Silver, 2008)
85c. The Foreigner (Alethea C. Avramis, 2012)
85d. Still Standing (Paola Mendoza, 2006)
85e. a fork, a spoon & a KNIGHT (Mira Nair, 2013)
85f. Supporting Survivors (Gretchen Wallace, 2013)
86. Home (Fien Troch, 2016)
87. Dead Dicks (Lee Paula Springer + some guy, 2019)
88. Old Days (Sunhee Han, 2016)
89. Entre nos (Gloria La Morte & Paola Mendoza, 2009)
90. The Souvenir (Joanna Hogg, 2019)
91. Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair, 2016)
92. Bleeding Heart (Diane Bell, 2015)
93. Az én XX. századom a.k.a. My 20th Century (Ildikó Enyedi, 1989)
94. The Wild Thornberrys Movie (Cathy Malkasian +Jeff, 2002)
95. Body at Brighton Rock (Roxanne Benjamin, 2019)
96. August Underground's Mordum (Cristie Whiles and some other sick fucks, 2003)
97. Satanic Panic (Chelsea Stardust, 2019)
98. Never Fear (Ida Lupino, 1950)
99. Voodoo Dolls (Andrée Pelletier, 1991)
100. Chicken People (Nicole Lucas Haimes, 2016)
101. The Cry (Bernadine Santistevan, 2007)
102. Hurt (Barbara Stepansky, 2009)
103. Rage (Sally Potter, 2009)
104. First: The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games (Caroline Rowland, 2012)
105. Phobic (Alexandra Lief, 2002)
106. Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You (Whoopi Goldberg, 2013)
107. Hot Summer in the City (Gail Palmer, 1976)
108. Protege (Michelle Henderson, 2009)
109. Gut Instincts (Michelle Henderson, 2012)
110. The To Do List (Maggie Carey, 2013)
111. Rolling Stones: Some Girls: Live in Texas '78 (Lynn Leneau Calmes, 2011)
112. After.Life (Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo, 2009)
113. Fire (Deepa Mehta, 1996)
114. Banoo-Ye Ordibehesht a.k.a. The May Lady (Rakhshan Banietemad, 1998)
115. Wij a.k.a. We (Rene Eller, 2018)
116. The Chipmunk Adventure (Janice Karman, 1987)
117. Red Road (Andrea Arnold, 2006)
118. Rough Magic (Clare Peploe, 1995)
119. The Night Visitor (Jennifer Blanc, 2013)
120. The Night Visitor 2: Heather's Story (Brianne Davis, 2016)
121. Deuce of Spades (Faith Granger, 2011)
122. Gomennasai a.k.a. Ring of Curse (Mari Asato, 2011)
123. Out of the Clear Blue Sky (Danielle Gardner, 2012)
124. Taryn Barker: Demon Hunter (Zoe Kavanagh, 2016)
125. La tête haute a.k.a. Standing Tall (Emmanuelle Bercot, 2015)
126. Horns and Halos (Suki Hawley, 2002)
127. Watch Me (Melanie Ansley, 2006)
128. Slaughtered (Kate Glover, 2010)
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Women's History Month
1. Daughters of the Dust (1991, Julie Dash)
2. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019, Celine Sciamma)
3. You Were Never Really Here (2017, Lynne Ramsay)
4. Toni Erdmann (2016, Maren Ade)
5. Ratcatcher (1999, Lynne Ramsay)
6. Raw (2016, Julia Ducournau)
7. Monsoon Wedding (2001, Mira Nair)
8. Sex Trafficking in the USA (2014, Sheryl WeDunn) #bingo
9. Winter's Bone (2010, Debra Granik)
10. Rough Night (2017, Lucia Aniello)
11. Kathleen Madigan: Bothering Jesus (2016, Lorene Machado)
12. Eve's Bayou (1997, Kasi Lemmons)
13. Orlando (1992, Sally Potter)
14. The Gold Diggers (1983, Sally Potter)
15. Birds of Prey (2020, Cathy Yan)
16. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000, Agnes Hranitzky/Bela Tarr)
17. Vagabond (1985, Agnes Varda)
18. Araya (1959, Margot Menacerraf)
19. Greener Grass (2019, Jocelyn DeBoer/Dawn Luebbe)
20. The Fits (2015, Anna Rose Holmer)
21. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985, Susan Seidelman)
22. I Am Evidence (2017, Geeta Gandbhir/Trish Adlesic)
23. American Honey (2016, Andrea Arnold)
24. Cherry Blossoms (2008, Doris Dorrie)
25. Embrace (2016, Taryn Brumfitt)
Really good discussion of body acceptance and positivity. Enlightening, for sure.

26. Wadjda (2012, Haifaa AL-Mansour)
Fascinating look into Saudi culture from a woman's perspective.

27. Kid 90 (2021, Soleil Moon Frye)
Surprised how much I liked this. Frye grew up with a video camera and always had it rolling. Now, she puts together this doc with new interviews and old clips. Surprisingly moving and honest and open. Also relatable, despite the celebrity focus, as these were teen kids growing up with all their insecurities.
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FTV:16:Scales (2019).10.

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Final viewing from the WOW Festival.

Revealing in a 40 minute Q&A after the screening/stream that it had taken six years to get the film into production, the years writer/director Shahad Ameen spent fighting has paid off with a hypnotic, allegorical Fantasy tale.Discussing her interest in "Symbolic cinema",and that the title was shot in colour,but changed to black and white in post-production due to Ameen feeling it looked too "Tropical", the changes made bring out a wonderfully rustic,earthy atmosphere, with Ameen & cinematographer Joao Ribeiro panning across the crashing waves towards striking close-ups of Hayat witnessing Female children being murdered/sacrificed by the iron-fist Male rulers of the land.

Whilst leaning the effects towards being symbolic,rather then the main attraction, Ameen does a tremendous mix of practical and CGI,with the mutation inflicted by the men on mermaids having a Horror-style visceral edge, which Ameen gracefully holds with crawling push-ins on scales appearing on Hayat's (played with a outstanding, expressive thoughtfulness by Basima Hajjar) body.

Detailing in the Q&A that she wanted to explore "Her (Hayat) body being hidden,and being a body that is seen as lesser compared to that of the men on the island (Saudi Arabia)",the screenplay by Ameen makes each line in the sparse dialogue count, via a poetic realism in exploring Hayat (whose dad refuses to drown her) being viewed as a outcast in society by all the men, with Hayat growing in independence/refusing to take orders, whilst the men release their patriarch nets to catch the free mermaids.
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1. Pariah (2011) Cute, a little bit similar to Lady Bird... do kids from CA go to NYC for freedom and NYC kids go to CA for the same reason?
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04. 3.5* - Shadow in the Cloud by Roseanne Liang (2020)

Unfiltered entertainment. The less you know about this film up front, the better. At least, if you're willing to let go of the notion that films have to be coherent and sensible. Shadow in the Cloud simply throws whatever it thinks is fun at you, regardless of genre, and it turns that's not such a bad concept after all. Though the plot hardly deserves a second look, the setup of the film is actually pretty neat, as it tails the lead character from start to finish. The result is that for the first half we're mostly just getting audio feedback of the action, but it creates a solid tension and mystery (and it's pretty cost-effective too) that eases you into the film. Shadow in the Cloud is not without faults. The CG is a little shoddy, the creature design is lame and Moretz is a poor fit for the girl power fantasy Liang chases, but all of that is easily forgiven when people start falling out of planes and are propelled right back in by the explosion of another plane underneath. It's that kinda film, and that deserves praise.

Woah man
01. 3.5* - The Stylist by Jill Gevargizian (2020)
02. 1.0* - Moxie by Amy Poehler (2020)
03. 2.5* - She Dies Tomorrow by Amy Seimetz (2020)
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sounds like fun!
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beavis wrote: March 25th, 2021, 8:55 am sounds like fun!
It was! But apparently it's been completely trashed by audiences everywhere. Low scores on IMDb, RT, Letterboxd, MovieMeter. People are way too serious :lol:
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(Screenshots from 'Pirveli mertskhali', 'Boginya: kak ya polyubila' & a mix of 'Shape of a Surface '/ 'The Seismic Form'),

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41. Ujmuri (Cheerless, Nutsa Gogoberidze, 1934) 9/10
42. Pirveli mertskhali (First Swallow, Nana Mchedlidze, 1975) 8.5/10
43. Sacred Hearts (Barbara Rennie, 1984) 8/10
44. Welcome II the Terrordome (Ngozi Onwurah, 1995) 8.5/10
45. V toy strane... (In That Land..., Lidiya Bobrova, 1998) 8.5/10
46. Boginya: kak ya polyubila (The Goddess: How I Fell in Love, Renata Litvinova, 2004) 8/10
47. Córki dancingu (The Lure, Agnieszka Smoczynska, 2015) 6/10
48. The Other Lamb (Malgorzata Szumowska, 2019) 6/10

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A collection of shorts,

(Carrying over 7 minutes from previous collections)

49-50. (7 min), Essere donne (Being Women, Cecilia Mangini, 1965) 9/10 (29 min), Joyce at 34 (Joyce Chopra & Claudia Weill, 1972) 8/10 (28 min), La briglia sul collo (The Bridle on the Neck, Cecilia Mangini, 1974) 7.5/10 (15 min), And Still I Rise (Ngozi Onwurah, 1993) 8/10 (31 min), Boneshaker (Nuotama Bodomo, 2013) 7/10 (13 min), Afronauts (Nuotama Bodomo, 2014) 7.5/10 (14 min), Shape of a Surface (Nazli Dinçel, 2018) 8/10 (9 min), The Seismic Form (Antoinette Zwirchmayr, 2020) 8/10 (15 min) (Total: 161 min)

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1. Laokoon & Söhne (Laocoon & Sons, Ulrike Ottinger & Tabea Blumenschein, 1975) 8.5/10
2. Bruine Squamma (Claudine Eizykman, 1977) 8/10
3. Die Reise nach Lyon (Blind Spot, Claudia von Alemann, 1981) 8.5/10
4. Det speglar i mitt öga (My Eye Is Reflecting, Nina Hedenius, 1992) 9/10
5. From Hetty to Nancy (Deborah Stratman, 1997) 8/10
6. Temenos (Nina Danino, 1998) 8/10
7. Chemins (Martine Rousset, 2014) 9/10
8. A Primeira Missa (The First Mass, Ana Carolina, 2014) 7.5/10
9-10. L'autre scène (Claudine Eizykman & Dominique Avron & Guy Fihman & Jean-François Lyotard, 1972) 7/10 (6 min), Skarpretteren (The Executioner, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, 1973) 8/10 (35 min), V.W. Vitesse Women (Claudine Eizykman, 1974) 9/10 (33 min), A Cold Draft (Lis Rhodes, 1988) 8/10 (29 min), Movimento Expressivo – Klauss Vianna (Inês Bogéa, 2000) 7/10 (14 min), Meer der Dünste (Sea of Vapors, Sylvia Schedelbauer, 2014) 8/10 (15 min), The Visitor (Rachel Monosov, 2015) 7/10 (16 min), The Skin Is Good (Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy, 2018) 7/10 (12 min) (Total: 160 min)
11. Karnal (Of the Flesh, Marilou Diaz-Abaya, 1983) 8.5/10
12. Agent of Paradise (Mary Bellis, 1984) 8.5/10
13. Lou n'a pas dit non (Lou Didn't Say No, Anne-Marie Miéville, 1994) 9/10
14. Beating (Barbara Sternberg, 1995) 9.5/10
15. Bontoc Eulogy (Bridget Yearian & Marlon Fuentes, 1995/2008) 9/10
16. Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Complete Cycle (Leslie Thornton, 2002) 8/10
17. Yâd (Mahine Rouhi & Olivier Fouchard, 2013) 8/10
18. The Grand Bizarre (Jodie Mack, 2018) 8/10
19-20. Real Time (Anne Rees-Moog, 1974) 7.5/10 (33 min), Living Memory (Anne Rees-Mogg, 1980) 8/10 (39 min), Transmogrification (Anne Rees-Mogg, 1980) 7.5/10 (9 min), Burning (Barbara Sternberg, 2002) 8/10 (7 min), Tischk (Mahine Rouhi & Olivier Fouchard, 2004) 9/10 (37 min), Initial Vapor (Rei Hayama, 2012) 7/10 (13 min), The Focus (Rei Hayama, 2013) 7/10 (25 min) (Total: 163 min)
21. Zhui ming qiang (Blood of the Dragon, Kao Pao-Shu, 1971) 8/10
22. George qui? (George Who?, Michèle Rosier, 1973) 8/10
23. Feng huang nu sha xing (The Lady Avenger, Yang Chia-Yun, 1981) 7.5/10
24. Peremena uchasti (Change of Fortune, Kira Muratova, 1987) 8.5/10
25. Fresh Kill (Shu Lea Cheang, 1994) 7/10
26. S dnyom rozhdeniya! (Happy Birthday!, Larisa Sadilova, 1998) 8/10
27. The Invisible Frame (Cynthia Beatt, 2009) 8/10
28. Betoniyö (Concrete Night, Pirjo Honkasalo, 2013) 7/10
29-30. Mulheres de Cinema (Ana Maria Magalhães, 1978) 8/10 (38 min), Cycling the Frame (Cynthia Beatt, 1988) 8/10 (27 min), To Be Here (Ute Aurand, 2013) 7.5/19 (37 min), Sunstone (Filipa César & Louis Henderson, 2017) 7/10 (35 min), Apiyemiyekî? (Ana Vaz, 2020) 7.5/10 (27 min) (Total: 164 min)
31. Ismeri a szandi mandit? (Do You Know Sunday-Monday?, Lívia Gyarmathy, 1969) 8/10
32. Szabad lélegzet (Riddance, Márta Mészáros, 1973) 7.5/10
33. Empty Suitcases (Bette Gordon, 1980) 8.5/10
34. Kwai ching (Maybe It's Love, Angela Chan, 1984) 7.5/10
35. Divinity Gratis (Betzy Bromberg, 1995) 8/10
36. Drylongso (Cauleen Smith, 1998) 8/10
37. Nikita Kino (Vivian Ostrovsky, 2003) 8/10
38. The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer, 2015) 8/10
39-40. Transport (Amy Greenfield, 1970) 7.5/10 (6 min), Husan el-tin (Mud Horse, Attiyat Al-Abnudi, 1971) 9/10 (12 min), Oghneyet Touha Elhazina (The Sad Song of Touha, Attiyat Al-Abnudi, 1973) 8.5/10 (12 min), Deux festivals à Grenoble (Attiyat Al-Abnudi, 1974) 7/10 (29 min), El sandwich (The Sandwich, Attiyat Al-Abnudi, 1975) 9/10 (12 min), Paradis perdu (Françoise Prenant, 1975) 8.5/10 (25 min), The United States of America (Bette Gordon & James Benning, 1975) 8/10 (27 min), Ice/Sea (Vivian Ostrovsky, 2005) 9/10 (32 min), (If I Can Sing a Song About) Ligatures (Abigail Child, 2009) 7/10 (5 min) (Total: 160 min)
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Spoiler
1. Lions Love (1969, Varda)
2. Before Need Redressed (1994, Gunvor Nelson + Dorothy Wiley)
3. Wadjda (2012, Haifaa Al Mansour)
4. Point Break (1991, Bigelow)
5. Promising Young Woman (2020, Fennell)
6. Bluebeard (2009, Breillat)
7. Krane's Confectionery (1951)...I've had this in my DVR for several months (TCM's past blitz of female-directed films) and finally got around to it. I wondered if I'd even want to sit through the whole thing, but it was better than expected. Quite ahead of the curve, as far as having a lead female character in 1951 who calls the shots and is master of her own destiny.
8. Katatsumori (1994, Naomi Kawase...just squeaks into "feature" length for purposes of this challenge, I guess)

9a. De Natura (2018, 6 min, Lucile Hadzihalilovic)
9b. Nectar (2014, 18 min, same)
9c. Good Boys Use Condoms (1998, 6 min, same)
9d. The HPO (1938, 4 min, Reiniger)
9e. Daumlienchen (1954, 10 min, Reiniger)
9f. Stanley Pickle (2010, 11 min, Victoria Mather)
9g. The Black Dog (1987, 18 minutes, Alison DeVere)
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1. Mogari no mori a.k.a The Mourning Forest (2007, Naomi Kawase) 3/10
2. Pora umierac a.k.a. Time to Die (2007, Dorota Kedzierzawska) 5/10
3. Nachmittag a.k.a. Afternoon (2007, Angela Schanelec) 2/10
4. In den Tag hinein a.k.a. The Days Between (2001, Maria Speth) 6+/10
5. Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell, 2020) 4/10
6. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017) 5-/10
7. The Rider (Chloé Zhao, 2017) 7/10
8. Sag-haye velgard a.k.a. Stray Dogs (Marzieh Makhmalbaf, 2004) 7-/10
9. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Eliza Hittman, 2020) 7/10
10. Day Night Day Night (Julia Loktev, 2006) 6/10
11. Anatomie d'un rapport a.k.a. Anatomy of a Relationship (1976, Luc Moullet & Antonietta Pizzorno) 5+/10

12. Nomadland (2020, Chloe Zhao) 6+/10
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7. Morvern Callar (Ramsay, 2002). I'm not even going to pretend I have the slightest idea what Morvern thinks at any point in the movie, but it's a fascinating watch nonetheless. Gorgeous cinematography (just like in Ratcatcher). I think I like Lynne Ramsay's movies.

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1. Sicilia! (Straub & Huillet, 1999).
2. Intruder (Denis, 2004).
3. The Headless Woman (Martel, 2008).
4. The Turin Horse (Tarr & Hranitsky. 2011)
5. The Inland Sea (Carra, 1991).
6. Ratchatcher (Ramsay, 1999).
7. Morvern Callar (Ramsay, 2002).
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beavis wrote: March 23rd, 2021, 9:37 pm
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1. Taking the horse to eat jalebis (Anamika Haksar, 2019) - 8.0
2. Aloïse (Liliane de Kermadec, 1975) - 7.5
3. Selva. Un portrait de Parvaneh Navaï (Maria Klonaris, 1983) - 7.5
4. Divinity Gratis (Betzy Bromberg, 1995) - 7.5
5. Big Boy (Shireen Seno, 2011) - 7.5
6. Severnyy veter (The North Wind) (Renata Litvinova, 2021) - 7.5
7. shorts
8. shorts
9. shorts
10. Hotel New York (Jackie Raynal, 1984) - 7
11. shorts
12. shorts
13. Nervous Translation (Shireen Seno, 2017) - 8
14. Casanovagen (Luise Donschen, 2018) - 6,5
15. Exotica, Erotica, Etc. (Evangelia Kranioti, 2015) - 8
16. Liminal (Manuela De Laborde, Lav Diaz, Óscar Enríquez, Philippe Grandrieux , 2020) - 7.5
17. Hotel Nueva Isla (Irene Gutiérrez Torres, Javier Labrador Deulofeu, 2014) - 7
18. Obscuro Barroco (Evangelia Kranioti, 2018) - 8
19. Sinmute (Ana Balcázar, Javier Bellido, 2008) - 4.5
20. El olvido (Heddy Honigmann, 2008) - 7.0
21. Los silencios (Beatriz Seigner, 2018) - 7.5
22. Canción sin nombre (Melina León, 2019) - 8.0
23. Motu Maeva (Maureen Fazendeiro, 2014) - 7.5
24. Chircales (Marta Rodríguez, 1972) - 7.5
25. Una vez la noche (Antonia Rossi, Roberto Contador, 2018) - 5.0
26. Giraffe (Anna Sofie Hartmann, 2019) - 7.0
27. Dreissig (Simona Kostova, 2019) - 8.5
28. Diário de Sintra (Paula Gaitán, 2008) - 7.0
29. Ghost of the Golden Groves (Aniket Dutta, Roshni Sen, 2019) - 6.0
30. Divine carcasse (Dominique Loreau, 1998) - 7,5
31. Ilha (Ary Rosa, Glenda Nicácio, 2018) - 7.5
32. A Febre (Maya Da-Rin, 2019) - 7.0
33. Rit over de grens (Rosemarie Blank, 1994) - 7.0
34. Mamá, mamá, mamá (Sol Berruezo Pichon-Riviére, 2020) - 8.0
35. O Amor Natural (Heddy Honigmann, 1996) - 8.0
36. What We Left Unfinished (Mariam Ghani, 2019) - 7.0
37. 9 Leben (Maria Speth, 2011) - 7.0
38. Taiga (Ulrike Ottinger, 1992) - 7.5
39. Ök ketten (Márta Mészáros, 1977) - 7.5
40. Egy nap (Zsófia Szilágyi, 2018) - 7.5
41. Jamais Plus Toujours (Yannick Bellon, 1976) - 8.0
42. Figlia mia (Laura Bispuri, 2018) - 7.0
43. Töchter (Maria Speth, 2014) - 7.5
44. Alice in the Underworld: The Dark Märchen Show!! (Mari Terashima, 2009) - 6.0
45. Chibusa yo eien nare (Kinuyo Tanaka, 1955) - 7.5
46. Nieuwe tieten (Sacha Polak, 2013) - 7.5
47. Napló gyermekeimnek (Márta Mészáros, 1984) - 8.0
48. Shinjuku Boys (Kim Longinotto, 1996) - 7.0
49. Sziget a szárazföldön (Judit Elek, 1969) - 7.5
50. Ejercicios de memoria (Paz Encina, 2016) - 7.5
51. XXY (Lucía Puenzo, 2007) - 7.0

Another piece of recent South American art-house, a lonely Hungarian woman, and starting and ending it with two movies with blurred gender lines... an interesting mix, nothing that really stood out for me this time though.
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jdidaco wrote: March 25th, 2021, 10:18 am (Screenshots from 'Pirveli mertskhali', 'Boginya: kak ya polyubila' & a mix of 'Shape of a Surface '/ 'The Seismic Form'),

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41. Ujmuri (Cheerless, Nutsa Gogoberidze, 1934) 9/10
42. Pirveli mertskhali (First Swallow, Nana Mchedlidze, 1975) 8.5/10
43. Sacred Hearts (Barbara Rennie, 1984) 8/10
44. Welcome II the Terrordome (Ngozi Onwurah, 1995) 8.5/10
45. V toy strane... (In That Land..., Lidiya Bobrova, 1998) 8.5/10
46. Boginya: kak ya polyubila (The Goddess: How I Fell in Love, Renata Litvinova, 2004) 8/10
47. Córki dancingu (The Lure, Agnieszka Smoczynska, 2015) 6/10
48. The Other Lamb (Malgorzata Szumowska, 2019) 6/10

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Hi JD,I've enjoyed following your progress and was wondering what made First Swallow (had to check it was not a XXX flick) stand out for you?
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Spoiler
1. Je tu il elle (1974, Akerman)
2. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Akerman)
3. News from Home (1977, Akerman)
4. Les rendez-vous d'Anna (1978, Akerman)
5. Nuit et jour (1991, Akerman)
6. D'Est (1993, Akerman)
7. La captive (2000, Akerman)
8. No home movie (2015, Akerman)
9. The Matrix (1999, Wachowski sisters)
10. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020, Hittman)
11. Trolösa (2000, Ullmann)
12. The Rider (2017, Zhao)
13. Nomadland (2020, Zhao)
14. Krylya (1966, Shepitko)
15. Voskhozhdenie (1977, Shepitko)
16. The Farewell (2019, Wang)
17. Promising Young Woman (2020, Fennell)
18. La Pointe-Courte (1955, Varda)
19. Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962, Varda)
20. Le bonheur (1965, Varda)
21. Lions Love (1969, Varda)
22. L'une chante l'autre pas (1977, Varda)
23. Mur murs (1981, Varda)
24. Documenteur (1981, Varda)
25. Sans toit ni loi (1985, Varda)
26. Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988, Varda)
St. Gloede wrote: March 23rd, 2021, 3:31 pm [...]the more extreme, and beautifully "all over the place" Jane B. for Agnes V., which is really all about the wonder and fun of creation, with Varda bringing Jane Birkin's fantasies to life, and vice versa. Both of course playing with form, and being about their own creation - which I'm not sure is quite your thing.
Well, I could appreciate this one up to a certain point. What helped me, was knowing a bit about the persons involved by reading up a little before starting the picture. I could appreciate the friendship and them just creating these fantasies. They must've had a lot of fun while making it. Then again, like you guessed, the playful meandering... it's just not my thing. The mix between documentary and movie was (purposely) vague, which made it a tough watch for me at times. I'd rate this a 6, I think.
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Women's History Month
1. Daughters of the Dust (1991, Julie Dash)
2. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019, Celine Sciamma)
3. You Were Never Really Here (2017, Lynne Ramsay)
4. Toni Erdmann (2016, Maren Ade)
5. Ratcatcher (1999, Lynne Ramsay)
6. Raw (2016, Julia Ducournau)
7. Monsoon Wedding (2001, Mira Nair)
8. Sex Trafficking in the USA (2014, Sheryl WeDunn) #bingo
9. Winter's Bone (2010, Debra Granik)
10. Rough Night (2017, Lucia Aniello)
11. Kathleen Madigan: Bothering Jesus (2016, Lorene Machado)
12. Eve's Bayou (1997, Kasi Lemmons)
13. Orlando (1992, Sally Potter)
14. The Gold Diggers (1983, Sally Potter)
15. Birds of Prey (2020, Cathy Yan)
16. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000, Agnes Hranitzky/Bela Tarr)
17. Vagabond (1985, Agnes Varda)
18. Araya (1959, Margot Menacerraf)
19. Greener Grass (2019, Jocelyn DeBoer/Dawn Luebbe)
20. The Fits (2015, Anna Rose Holmer)
21. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985, Susan Seidelman)
22. I Am Evidence (2017, Geeta Gandbhir/Trish Adlesic)
23. American Honey (2016, Andrea Arnold)
24. Cherry Blossoms (2008, Doris Dorrie)
25. Embrace (2016, Taryn Brumfitt)
26. Wadjda (2012, Haifaa AL-Mansour)
27. Kid 90 (2021, Soleil Moon Frye)
28. Harriet (2019, Kasi Lemmons) 6/10
Great underlying story and a hell of a performance by the lead, everything else about the film felt average. Really liked seeing the Harriet Tubman story come to life!

29. Zama (2017, Lucrecia Martel) 4/10
Well-constructed film, I just didn't give two shits about anyone.
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2. She's Beautiful When She's Angry(2014)
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1. Pariah (2011)
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11-12. Shetland season 4 episodes 4-6 (Rebecca Garland/BBC, 2018) 8/10 ... 18 minutes carried over
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Another Woman
1. One Night in Miami... (2020) Regina King
2. The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) Barbra Streisand
3. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Eliza Hittman
4. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) Anjelica Huston
5. How to Kill a Zombie (2014) Tiffany McLean
6. Madeline's Madeline (2018) Josephine Decker
7. She Dies Tomorrow (2020) Amy Seimetz
8. Love & Basketball (2000) Gina Prince-Bythewood
9. I'm Your Woman (2020) Julia Hart
10. Kajillionaire (2020) Miranda July
11. The Assistant (2019) Kitty Green
12. Shirley (2020) Josephine Decker
13. Shook (2021) Jennifer Harrington
14. Time (2020) Garrett Bradley
15. Sea Fever (2019) Neasa Hardiman
16. Clemency (2019) Chinonye Chukwu
17. Belle (2013) Amma Asante
18. Gozo (2016) Miranda Bowen
19. Lucky (2020) Natasha Kermani
20. Rocks (2019) Sarah Gavron
21. I Am I (2013) Jocelyn Towne
22. Moxie (2021) Amy Poehler
23. Emma. (2020) Autumn de Wilde
24. Animals (2019) Sophie Hyde
25. Western (2017) Valeska Grisebach
26. To Dream (2016) Nicole Albarelli
27. Stop-Loss (2008) Kimberly Peirce
28. Lost Girls (2020) Liz Garbus
29. Late Night (2019) Nisha Ganatra
30. Lions Love (1969) Agnès Varda
31. Private Life (2018) Tamara Jenkins
32. Closet Land (1991) Radha Bharadwaj
33. The Holiday (2006) Nancy Meyers
34. The Souvenir (2019) Joanna Hogg
35. Summer 1993 (2017) Carla Simón
36. Faces, Places (2017) Agnès Varda
37. The Riot Club (2014) Lone Scherfig
38. Quarantine Girl (2020) Nicole D'Angelo
39. Spooky Stakeout (2016) Ruth Treacy

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A live action Scooby-Doo with younger kids and no dog. As the kids keep trying to scare each other during their investigations and as they keep alternating between what they remember of their past adventures, this is relatively fun stuff. The young actors and actresses deliver well and interact like real kids. The movie is less interesting though whenever it tries to explain what was really go on with each place that they investigate. The film ends abruptly too.
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maksler wrote: March 25th, 2021, 9:19 pm
Spoiler
1. Je tu il elle (1974, Akerman)
2. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Akerman)
3. News from Home (1977, Akerman)
4. Les rendez-vous d'Anna (1978, Akerman)
5. Nuit et jour (1991, Akerman)
6. D'Est (1993, Akerman)
7. La captive (2000, Akerman)
8. No home movie (2015, Akerman)
9. The Matrix (1999, Wachowski sisters)
10. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020, Hittman)
11. Trolösa (2000, Ullmann)
12. The Rider (2017, Zhao)
13. Nomadland (2020, Zhao)
14. Krylya (1966, Shepitko)
15. Voskhozhdenie (1977, Shepitko)
16. The Farewell (2019, Wang)
17. Promising Young Woman (2020, Fennell)
18. La Pointe-Courte (1955, Varda)
19. Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962, Varda)
20. Le bonheur (1965, Varda)
21. Lions Love (1969, Varda)
22. L'une chante l'autre pas (1977, Varda)
23. Mur murs (1981, Varda)
24. Documenteur (1981, Varda)
25. Sans toit ni loi (1985, Varda)
26. Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988, Varda)
St. Gloede wrote: March 23rd, 2021, 3:31 pm [...]the more extreme, and beautifully "all over the place" Jane B. for Agnes V., which is really all about the wonder and fun of creation, with Varda bringing Jane Birkin's fantasies to life, and vice versa. Both of course playing with form, and being about their own creation - which I'm not sure is quite your thing.
Well, I could appreciate this one up to a certain point. What helped me, was knowing a bit about the persons involved by reading up a little before starting the picture. I could appreciate the friendship and them just creating these fantasies. They must've had a lot of fun while making it. Then again, like you guessed, the playful meandering... it's just not my thing. The mix between documentary and movie was (purposely) vague, which made it a tough watch for me at times. I'd rate this a 6, I think.
Yes, I can see why that wouldn't particularly appeal to you - almost surprised to went on to check it out. Cheers for that. If everyone had the same preferences it would be pretty boring.
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morrison-dylan-fan wrote:Hi JD,I've enjoyed following your progress and was wondering what made First Swallow (had to check it was not a XXX flick) stand out for you?
morrison!!!

:lol: (Stay tuned for my last report on this challenge though - Roger has uncovered a wonderful piece from the Golden Age of Adult Cinema!!!)

There have been some very good films where football/soccer is the main subject, and Mchedlidze's 'First Swallow' is up there with the very best - she captures the community joy, the group rivalries, the family and comradeship dynamics, the lack of resources and economic difficulties with considerable humor and a very attentive, observant gaze, but also, crucially, the frustration, pain and melancholy of the game itself through the underdog's eyes (and bodies!).

Been as always enjoying your festival reports (took notes on that Fulci documentary!)

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3. Hannah Gadsbey: Nanette (2018) BC
Thanks for picking this comedy! I felt her story and gained power from her.
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1. Pariah (2011) BC
2. She's Beautiful When She's Angry(2014) BC
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Spoiler
1. Je tu il elle (1974, Akerman)
2. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Akerman)
3. News from Home (1977, Akerman)
4. Les rendez-vous d'Anna (1978, Akerman)
5. Nuit et jour (1991, Akerman)
6. D'Est (1993, Akerman)
7. La captive (2000, Akerman)
8. No home movie (2015, Akerman)
9. The Matrix (1999, Wachowski sisters)
10. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020, Hittman)
11. Trolösa (2000, Ullmann)
12. The Rider (2017, Zhao)
13. Nomadland (2020, Zhao)
14. Krylya (1966, Shepitko)
15. Voskhozhdenie (1977, Shepitko)
16. The Farewell (2019, Wang)
17. Promising Young Woman (2020, Fennell)
18. La Pointe-Courte (1955, Varda)
19. Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962, Varda)
20. Le bonheur (1965, Varda)
21. Lions Love (1969, Varda)
22. L'une chante l'autre pas (1977, Varda)
23. Mur murs (1981, Varda)
24. Documenteur (1981, Varda)
25. Sans toit ni loi (1985, Varda)
26. Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988, Varda)
27. Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000, Varda)
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beavis wrote: March 25th, 2021, 8:11 pm
Spoiler
1. Taking the horse to eat jalebis (Anamika Haksar, 2019) - 8.0
2. Aloïse (Liliane de Kermadec, 1975) - 7.5
3. Selva. Un portrait de Parvaneh Navaï (Maria Klonaris, 1983) - 7.5
4. Divinity Gratis (Betzy Bromberg, 1995) - 7.5
5. Big Boy (Shireen Seno, 2011) - 7.5
6. Severnyy veter (The North Wind) (Renata Litvinova, 2021) - 7.5
7. shorts
8. shorts
9. shorts
10. Hotel New York (Jackie Raynal, 1984) - 7
11. shorts
12. shorts
13. Nervous Translation (Shireen Seno, 2017) - 8
14. Casanovagen (Luise Donschen, 2018) - 6,5
15. Exotica, Erotica, Etc. (Evangelia Kranioti, 2015) - 8
16. Liminal (Manuela De Laborde, Lav Diaz, Óscar Enríquez, Philippe Grandrieux , 2020) - 7.5
17. Hotel Nueva Isla (Irene Gutiérrez Torres, Javier Labrador Deulofeu, 2014) - 7
18. Obscuro Barroco (Evangelia Kranioti, 2018) - 8
19. Sinmute (Ana Balcázar, Javier Bellido, 2008) - 4.5
20. El olvido (Heddy Honigmann, 2008) - 7.0
21. Los silencios (Beatriz Seigner, 2018) - 7.5
22. Canción sin nombre (Melina León, 2019) - 8.0
23. Motu Maeva (Maureen Fazendeiro, 2014) - 7.5
24. Chircales (Marta Rodríguez, 1972) - 7.5
25. Una vez la noche (Antonia Rossi, Roberto Contador, 2018) - 5.0
26. Giraffe (Anna Sofie Hartmann, 2019) - 7.0
27. Dreissig (Simona Kostova, 2019) - 8.5
28. Diário de Sintra (Paula Gaitán, 2008) - 7.0
29. Ghost of the Golden Groves (Aniket Dutta, Roshni Sen, 2019) - 6.0
30. Divine carcasse (Dominique Loreau, 1998) - 7,5
31. Ilha (Ary Rosa, Glenda Nicácio, 2018) - 7.5
32. A Febre (Maya Da-Rin, 2019) - 7.0
33. Rit over de grens (Rosemarie Blank, 1994) - 7.0
34. Mamá, mamá, mamá (Sol Berruezo Pichon-Riviére, 2020) - 8.0
35. O Amor Natural (Heddy Honigmann, 1996) - 8.0
36. What We Left Unfinished (Mariam Ghani, 2019) - 7.0
37. 9 Leben (Maria Speth, 2011) - 7.0
38. Taiga (Ulrike Ottinger, 1992) - 7.5
39. Ök ketten (Márta Mészáros, 1977) - 7.5
40. Egy nap (Zsófia Szilágyi, 2018) - 7.5
41. Jamais Plus Toujours (Yannick Bellon, 1976) - 8.0
42. Figlia mia (Laura Bispuri, 2018) - 7.0
43. Töchter (Maria Speth, 2014) - 7.5
44. Alice in the Underworld: The Dark Märchen Show!! (Mari Terashima, 2009) - 6.0
45. Chibusa yo eien nare (Kinuyo Tanaka, 1955) - 7.5
46. Nieuwe tieten (Sacha Polak, 2013) - 7.5
47. Napló gyermekeimnek (Márta Mészáros, 1984) - 8.0
48. Shinjuku Boys (Kim Longinotto, 1996) - 7.0
49. Sziget a szárazföldön (Judit Elek, 1969) - 7.5
50. Ejercicios de memoria (Paz Encina, 2016) - 7.5
51. XXY (Lucía Puenzo, 2007) - 7.0
52. Keep It for Yourself (Claire Denis, 1991) - 7
53. Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour, 2012) - 7.5

The Clair Denis short is long enough to count, bit sad that I couldn't find the compilation-film it is supposed to be a part of... fairly typical New York thingy on its own. The one I saw from Jackie Raynal earlier this month felt quite similar. This one even feels a bit episodic for the short run time, making me believe there wasn't much of an urgent story needed to be told here...

Wadjda is well shot and sympathetic, famous for being the first film shot by a female director in Saudi-Arabia. An enjoyable film that I don't feel a need to be to critical about, even if the writing is both a bit predictable and forced... :)
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maksler wrote: March 26th, 2021, 8:39 pm
Spoiler
1. Je tu il elle (1974, Akerman)
2. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Akerman)
3. News from Home (1977, Akerman)
4. Les rendez-vous d'Anna (1978, Akerman)
5. Nuit et jour (1991, Akerman)
6. D'Est (1993, Akerman)
7. La captive (2000, Akerman)
8. No home movie (2015, Akerman)
9. The Matrix (1999, Wachowski sisters)
10. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020, Hittman)
11. Trolösa (2000, Ullmann)
12. The Rider (2017, Zhao)
13. Nomadland (2020, Zhao)
14. Krylya (1966, Shepitko)
15. Voskhozhdenie (1977, Shepitko)
16. The Farewell (2019, Wang)
17. Promising Young Woman (2020, Fennell)
18. La Pointe-Courte (1955, Varda)
19. Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962, Varda)
20. Le bonheur (1965, Varda)
21. Lions Love (1969, Varda)
22. L'une chante l'autre pas (1977, Varda)
23. Mur murs (1981, Varda)
24. Documenteur (1981, Varda)
25. Sans toit ni loi (1985, Varda)
26. Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988, Varda)
27. Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000, Varda)
Did it work better than Mur murs?
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beavis wrote: March 26th, 2021, 9:27 pm Wadjda is well shot and sympathetic, famous for being the first film shot by a female director in Saudi-Arabia. An enjoyable film that I don't feel a need to be to critical about, even if the writing is both a bit predictable and forced... :)
I don't disagree with anything there. I just liked seeing a culture and a point of view I've never actually seen, but have only heard vague notions about from the outside - totally worth a watch for that alone. Did really appreciate the top comment on ICM for that one.
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1. Lions Love (1969, Varda)
2. Before Need Redressed (1994, Gunvor Nelson + Dorothy Wiley)
3. Wadjda (2012, Haifaa Al Mansour)
4. Point Break (1991, Bigelow)
5. Promising Young Woman (2020, Fennell)
6. Bluebeard (2009, Breillat)
7. Krane's Confectionery (1951)...I've had this in my DVR for several months (TCM's past blitz of female-directed films) and finally got around to it. I wondered if I'd even want to sit through the whole thing, but it was better than expected. Quite ahead of the curve, as far as having a lead female character in 1951 who calls the shots and is master of her own destiny.
8. Katatsumori (1994, Naomi Kawase...just squeaks into "feature" length for purposes of this challenge, I guess)
9a. De Natura (2018, 6 min, Lucile Hadzihalilovic)
9b. Nectar (2014, 18 min, same)
9c. Good Boys Use Condoms (1998, 6 min, same)
9d. The HPO (1938, 4 min, Reiniger)
9e. Daumlienchen (1954, 10 min, Reiniger)
9f. Stanley Pickle (2010, 11 min, Victoria Mather)
9g. The Black Dog (1987, 18 minutes, Alison DeVere)
9h. Butterfly (1967, 4 minutes, Wendy & Shirley Clarke)...I don't know why I never came across this before. Just the sort of late-60s experimental noodling I enjoy.

Still three minutes shy of 80 minutes. :)
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129. Strangerland (Kim Farrant, 2015) 5.5/10

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130. Katy Perry: Part of Me (Jane Lipsitz + a guy,, 2012) 4/10

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131. Zhui ming qiang a.k.a. Blood of the Dragon (Pao-Shu Kao, 1971) 6/10

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132. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (Mandie Fletcher, 2016) 4.5/10

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133. Black Christmas (Sophia Takal, 2019) 5.5/10
The Female Gaze
1. Organ (Kei Fujiwara, 1996)
2. Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010)
3. Dust to Glory (Dana Brown, 2005)
4. Fangs (Kelly Sandefur, 2002)
5. On the Outs (Lori Silverbush & some dude, 2004)
6. American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice (Poison Rouge, 2017)
7. On a Clear Day(Gaby Dellal, 2005)
8. The Care Bears Movie (Arna Selznik, 1985)
9. Nomadland (Chloé Zhao, 2020)
10. Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell, 2020)
11. Don't Expect Too Much (Susan Ray, 2011)
12. Angie (Martha Coolidge, 1994)
13. Salvation (J.A. Steel, 2007)
14. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas(Jun Falkenstein + others, 1999)
15. Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil (Tammi Sutton, 2002)
16. Fung gip a.k.a. The Secret (Ann Hui, 1979)
17-19. Tamako Market E1-12 (Naoko Yamada, 2013)
20. Tamako rabu sutôrî a.k.a. Tamako Love Story (Naoko Yamada, 2014)
21. The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect (Victoria Price, 2000)
22. Blood Games (Tanya Rosenberg, 1990)
23. Portrait de la jeune fille en feu a.k.a. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma, 2019)
24. To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Susan Johnson, 2018)
25. The Anniversary Party (Jennifer Jason Leigh & etc., 2001)
26. The House of Usher (Hayley Cloake, 2006)
27. Caroline and the Magic Potion (Virginia Curiá, 2015)
28. Mädchen in Uniform (Leontine Sagan et al., 1931)
29. Mignonnes a.k.a. Cuties (Maïmouna Doucouré, 2020)
30. The Secret Life of Words (Isabel Coixet, 2005)
31. Wakefield (Robin Swicord, 2016)
32. Limbo (Tina Krause, 1999)
33a. Answering Machine (Tina Krause, 2001)
33b. One Hundred a Day (Gillian Armstrong, 1973)
33c. And You Act Like One Too (Susan Siedelman, 1976)
33d. Yours Truly, Andrea G. Stern (Susan Siedelman, 1979)
33e. The Above (Kristen Johnson, 2015)
34. Dogora - Ouvrons les yeux (Patrice Leconte, 2004)
35. Shirley (Josephine Decker, 2020)
36. Bulbbul (Anvita Dutt, 2020)
37. Yes, God, Yes (Karen Maine, 2019)
38. Satan Was a Lady (Doris Wishman, 1975)
39. First Cow (Kelly Reichardt, 2019)
40. Teströl és lélekröl a.k.a. On Body and Soul (Ildikó Enyedi, 2017)
41. Nu ren si shi a.k.a. Summer Snow (Ann Hui, 1995)
42. She Dies Tomorrow (Amy Seimetz, 2020)
43a. Tenshi no yokubou a.k.a. The Lust of Angels (Nagisa Isogai, 2014)
43b. Watashi no Akachan a.k.a. My Baby (Nagisa Isogai, 2011)
43c. Chambre jaune (Hélène Cattet + guy, 2002)
43d. Santos Palace (Hélène Cattet + guy, 2006)
43e. Catharsis (Hélène Cattet + guy, 2001)
43f. La fin de notre amour (Hélène Cattet + guy, 2003)
43g. L'étrange portrait de la dame en jaune (Hélène Cattet + guy, 2004)
44. Tora Tora Tora: The Real Story of Pearl Harbor (Laura Verklan, 2000)
45. Songcatcher (Maggie Greenwald, 2000)
46. Serpent (Amanda Evans, 2017)
47. Infinitely Polar Bear (Maya Forbes, 2014)
48. L'extraordinaire voyage de Marona a.k.a. Marona's Fantastic Tale (Anca Damian, 2019)
49. Shoes (Lois Weber, 1916)
50. Mystique (Roberta Findlay, 1979)
51a. A Study in Choreography for Camera (Maya Deren, 1946)
51b. At Land (Maya Deren, 1944)
51c. Ritual in Transfigured Time (Maya Deren, 1946)
51d. Rat Life and Diet in North America (Joyce Wieland, 1968)
51e. Water Sark (Joyce Wieland, 1965)
51f. Kirsa Nicholina (Gunvor Nelson, 1969)
51g. Orange (Karen Johnson, 1970)
52. Dip sin dip sin a.k.a. Ouija 4 (Jill Wong, 2015)
53. Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen a.k.a. The Forest for the Trees (Maren Ade, 2003)
54. Sha chu chong wei a.k.a. Breakout from Oppression (Karen Yang, 1978)
55. Laure (Emmanuelle Arsan, 1976)
56. Inch'Allah dimanche (Yamina Benguigui, 2001)
57. Nirgendwo in Afrika a.k.a. Nowhere in Africa (Caroline Link, 2001)
58. Brave Miss World (Cecelia Peck, 2013)
59. Angano... Angano... Tales from Madagascar (Marie Clémence Andriamonta-Paes + other, 1989)
60. Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror (Stacey Title, 2006)
61. Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt, 2006)
62. Madeinusa (Claudia Llosa, 2006)
63. Blood of the Tribades (Sophia Cacciola + bloke, 2016)
64. Tarzan & Jane (Lisa Schaffer & others, 2002)
65. TiMER (Jac Schaeffer, 2009)
66. Fidel (Estela Bravo, 2001)
67.The Silencer (Amy Goldstein, 1992)
68. La reine des pommes a.k.a. Queen of Hearts (Valérie Donzelli, 2009)
69. Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola, 2006)
70. Equity (Meera Menon, 2016)
71. Arcadia (Olivia Silver, 2012)
72-74. Makai Ouji a.k.a. Devils and Realist E1-12 (Chiaki Kon, 2013)
75. Gözetleme Kulesi a.k.a. Watchtower (Pelin Esmer, 2012)
76. Housekeeping (Jennifer Harrington, 2013)
77. No Impact Man: The Documentary (Laura Gabbert & some guy, 2009)
78. Der Mondmann a.k.a. Moon Man (Sarah Clara Weber, etc., 2012)
79. Atlantique a.k.a. Atlantics (Mati Diop, 2019)
80. Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre, 2014)
81. Nachtrit a.k.a. Night Run (Dana Nechushtan, 2006)
82. The Mask You Live In (Jennifer Siebel Newsom, 2015)
83. Pluto (Su-won Shin, 2012)
84. Las hijas del fuego a.k.a. Daughters of Fire (Albertina Carri, 2015) #Bonus
85a. A Summer Rain (Ela Thier, 2009)
85b. Little Canyon (Olivia Silver, 2008)
85c. The Foreigner (Alethea C. Avramis, 2012)
85d. Still Standing (Paola Mendoza, 2006)
85e. a fork, a spoon & a KNIGHT (Mira Nair, 2013)
85f. Supporting Survivors (Gretchen Wallace, 2013)
86. Home (Fien Troch, 2016)
87. Dead Dicks (Lee Paula Springer + some guy, 2019)
88. Old Days (Sunhee Han, 2016)
89. Entre nos (Gloria La Morte & Paola Mendoza, 2009)
90. The Souvenir (Joanna Hogg, 2019)
91. Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair, 2016)
92. Bleeding Heart (Diane Bell, 2015)
93. Az én XX. századom a.k.a. My 20th Century (Ildikó Enyedi, 1989)
94. The Wild Thornberrys Movie (Cathy Malkasian +Jeff, 2002)
95. Body at Brighton Rock (Roxanne Benjamin, 2019)
96. August Underground's Mordum (Cristie Whiles and some other sick fucks, 2003)
97. Satanic Panic (Chelsea Stardust, 2019)
98. Never Fear (Ida Lupino, 1950)
99. Voodoo Dolls (Andrée Pelletier, 1991)
100. Chicken People (Nicole Lucas Haimes, 2016)
101. The Cry (Bernadine Santistevan, 2007)
102. Hurt (Barbara Stepansky, 2009)
103. Rage (Sally Potter, 2009)
104. First: The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games (Caroline Rowland, 2012)
105. Phobic (Alexandra Lief, 2002)
106. Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You (Whoopi Goldberg, 2013)
107. Hot Summer in the City (Gail Palmer, 1976)
108. Protege (Michelle Henderson, 2009)
109. Gut Instincts (Michelle Henderson, 2012)
110. The To Do List (Maggie Carey, 2013)
111. Rolling Stones: Some Girls: Live in Texas '78 (Lynn Leneau Calmes, 2011)
112. After.Life (Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo, 2009)
113. Fire (Deepa Mehta, 1996)
114. Banoo-Ye Ordibehesht a.k.a. The May Lady (Rakhshan Banietemad, 1998)
115. Wij a.k.a. We (Rene Eller, 2018)
116. The Chipmunk Adventure (Janice Karman, 1987)
117. Red Road (Andrea Arnold, 2006)
118. Rough Magic (Clare Peploe, 1995)
119. The Night Visitor (Jennifer Blanc, 2013)
120. The Night Visitor 2: Heather's Story (Brianne Davis, 2016)
121. Deuce of Spades (Faith Granger, 2011)
122. Gomennasai a.k.a. Ring of Curse (Mari Asato, 2011)
123. Out of the Clear Blue Sky (Danielle Gardner, 2012)
124. Taryn Barker: Demon Hunter (Zoe Kavanagh, 2016)
125. La tête haute a.k.a. Standing Tall (Emmanuelle Bercot, 2015)
126. Horns and Halos (Suki Hawley, 2002)
127. Watch Me (Melanie Ansley, 2006)
128. Slaughtered (Kate Glover, 2010)
129. Strangerland (Kim Farrant, 2015)
130. Katy Perry: Part of Me (Jane Lipsitz + a guy,, 2012)
131. Zhui ming qiang a.k.a. Blood of the Dragon (Pao-Shu Kao, 1971)
132. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (Mandie Fletcher, 2016)
133. Black Christmas (Sophia Takal, 2019)
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Another Woman
1. One Night in Miami... (2020) Regina King
2. The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) Barbra Streisand
3. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Eliza Hittman
4. Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) Anjelica Huston
5. How to Kill a Zombie (2014) Tiffany McLean
6. Madeline's Madeline (2018) Josephine Decker
7. She Dies Tomorrow (2020) Amy Seimetz
8. Love & Basketball (2000) Gina Prince-Bythewood
9. I'm Your Woman (2020) Julia Hart
10. Kajillionaire (2020) Miranda July
11. The Assistant (2019) Kitty Green
12. Shirley (2020) Josephine Decker
13. Shook (2021) Jennifer Harrington
14. Time (2020) Garrett Bradley
15. Sea Fever (2019) Neasa Hardiman
16. Clemency (2019) Chinonye Chukwu
17. Belle (2013) Amma Asante
18. Gozo (2016) Miranda Bowen
19. Lucky (2020) Natasha Kermani
20. Rocks (2019) Sarah Gavron
21. I Am I (2013) Jocelyn Towne
22. Moxie (2021) Amy Poehler
23. Emma. (2020) Autumn de Wilde
24. Animals (2019) Sophie Hyde
25. Western (2017) Valeska Grisebach
26. To Dream (2016) Nicole Albarelli
27. Stop-Loss (2008) Kimberly Peirce
28. Lost Girls (2020) Liz Garbus
29. Late Night (2019) Nisha Ganatra
30. Lions Love (1969) Agnès Varda
31. Private Life (2018) Tamara Jenkins
32. Closet Land (1991) Radha Bharadwaj
33. The Holiday (2006) Nancy Meyers
34. The Souvenir (2019) Joanna Hogg
35. Summer 1993 (2017) Carla Simón
36. Faces, Places (2017) Agnès Varda
37. The Riot Club (2014) Lone Scherfig
38. Quarantine Girl (2020) Nicole D'Angelo
39. Spooky Stakeout (2016) Ruth Treacy
40. Black Butterflies (2011) Paula van der Oest

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26. Shirley (Josephine Decker, 2020) 6
27. Documenteur (Agnès Varda, 1981) 6+
28. Lions Love (Agnès Varda, 1969) 7-

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Où sont les femmes ?
1. 12 Hour Shift (Brea Grant, 2020) 5+
2. Baxter, Vera Baxter (Marguerite Duras, 1977) 6
3. That Trip We Took with Dad / Die Reise mit Vater (Anca Miruna Lazarescu, 2016) 7+
4. Dead Pigs (Cathy Yan, 2018) 5
5. Nico, 1988 (Susanna Nicchiarelli, 2017) 6+

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Susanna Nicchiarelli directing Trine Dyrholm as Nico

6. What Will People Say / Hva vil folk si (Iram Haq, 2017) 6
7. A Minuscule Adventure / Minuscule - Les Mandibules du Bout du Monde (Hélène Giraud, Thomas Szabo, 2018) 8-
8. Detroit (Kathryn Bigelow, 2017) 5+
9. My Donkey, My Lover & I / Antoinette dans les Cévennes (Caroline Vignal, 2020) 7-

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Caroline Vignal on her film set

10. C'est ça l'amour (Claire Burger, 2018) 7

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Claire Burger (middle) and her crew

11. Si le vent soulève les sables (Marion Hänsel, 2006) 7
12. Woman (Anastasia Mikova, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, 2019) 6
13. Heal the Living / Réparer les vivants (Katell Quillévéré, 2016) 6-

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Katell Quillévéré shooting

14. Vivien Leigh, autant en emporte le vent (Priscilla Pizzato, 2020) 7
15. Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, 2017) 6

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Dorota Kobiela with co-director and lead actor

16. Let the Sunshine In / Un beau soleil intérieur (Claire Denis, 2017) 5+
17. Kajillionaire (Miranda July, 2020) 5-

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18. Sleeping with Other People (Leslye Headland, 2015) 4+
19. Take This Waltz (Sarah Polley, 2011) 5+

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20. Mary Queen of Scots (Josie Rourke, 2018) 7
21. Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991) 7+
22. The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993) [Rewatch] 9 (=)

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23. Capernaum / Capharnaüm (Nadine Labaki, 2018) 7+
24. Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell, 2020) 5-
25. Rita Hayworth: Zu viel vom Leben (Katja Runge, Henning van Lil, 2021) 7-

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6. Booksmart (2019) - Olivia Wilde

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5. Saint Maud (Rose Glass, 2019) 7
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1. Ride Like a Girl (Rachel Griffiths, 2019) 7
2. Third Star (Hattie Dalton, 2010) 7
3. Rocks (Sarah Gavron, 2019) 8
4. Wreckers (Dictynna Hood, 2011) 5
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5. Subway in the Sky (1959, Muriel Box)

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1. Damned If You Don't (1987, Su Friedrich)
2. A League of Their Own (1992, Penny Marshall)
3. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985, Susan Seidelman)
4. Liz and the Blue Bird (2018, Naoko Yamada)
5. Subway in the Sky (1959, Muriel Box)
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29. Innocence (2004, Lucile Hadzihalilovic)

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Innocence is one of the most thoroughly eerie films ever made, and places you on the edge - entirely unsure of the world you see in front of you - and what the reality of it might be. 

We open with the shot of a coffin - and then shoes and dresses - no faces - first one set, then 2, 3, 4, 5. All are clearly children. The coffin is opened, and a young nude girl, likely around 6 years of age is inside. They dress her, and distribute ribbons - by age. But something has happened. The girl once wearing the ribbon is gone. It is quickly clear that this set of six, operate on a cycle - the oldest leaving (but where to?) and a new, young girl arriving.

They live in a large house, on their own - with almost unseen maids serving them food. If these old women don't serve them - they will be punished - one says. Another later hint that if they try to run away they will be stuck forever, serving girls for the rest of their lives - and we almost believe her. More girls are out there, more houses - all with the same ribbons - and there is a school - run by two almost identical-looking women (Marion Cotillard being one) teaching everything from natural sciences to ballet. 

The idea of escape and what happens is in the air - though there seems to be no way out. A wall surrounds them - but there are no doors. Death is in the air - so is doom - yet the rituals of play, school, practice - and "work" - sets them into an increasingly disturbing routine where you never know if you are even on earth - if it is purgatory - if these girls are sent out to be abused - if one move will get them killed - and all along, the same rituals - the same strictness.

A horror film, certainly, but not one relying on jump scares, sleaze or clear-cut monsters. Almost everything is left to the mind - and the suggestions you get along the way - which you cannot be sure if childlike imagination, lies, myth - or stark reality - but you can't help it. Nothing is as it should be - everything is tweaked slightly wrong - and as we get a closer look at each of the girls, the world becomes evermore strange, evermore scary, evermore bizarre. A near-masterpiece of incredible proportions. 9.5/10.




30. La niña santa / The Holy Girl (2004,Lucrecia Martel)

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Lucrecia Martel's second feature amps up the unease of The Swamp with a large character gallery - interconnecting family, friends - religious studies and a conference of doctors - to slowly open up a web of lust. At the core of it all we have a mother and daughter - or daughter and mother - and the middle-aged doctor with an eye for both. This is made more uneasy as the daughter is underage, and their encounters, mild groping on the street, uneasy sexual harassment coupled with shame, despair and even a degree of reciprocations spirals out of control as the tension builds and builds all the way up to the closing credits. 8/10.



31. Naissance des pieuvres / Water Lilies (2007, Céline Sciamma) 

Céline Sciamma's feature film debut captures youthful angst and flourishing sexuality with great earnestness. While not as effective or emotionally strong as Tomboy - she already has a firm grasp on the visual language and manages to paint a strong image of our three central characters in all their imperfections. 8/10.


32. Aloïse (1975, Liliane de Kermadec)

The main accomplishment of Aloïse is really making me believe Isabelle Huppert and Delphine Seyrig (two of my favourite actors) are the same person. Both do well, but the material and presentation is not really there, leaving what could have been an incredible epic feeling flat and vacuous. 5/10.


33. Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019, Eva Orner)

An effective but fairly standardised documentary whose greatest success lays in presenting the complex Persona of Bikram and allowing us to feel why he was such an effective Yogi and manipulator. While the talking heads feel unimaginative, the use of archive footage is incredible and managed to paint a lurid picture of hot yoga, megalomania and sexual abuse/rape. 6/10.
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Women's History Month
1. Daughters of the Dust (1991, Julie Dash)
2. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019, Celine Sciamma)
3. You Were Never Really Here (2017, Lynne Ramsay)
4. Toni Erdmann (2016, Maren Ade)
5. Ratcatcher (1999, Lynne Ramsay)
6. Raw (2016, Julia Ducournau)
7. Monsoon Wedding (2001, Mira Nair)
8. Sex Trafficking in the USA (2014, Sheryl WeDunn) #bingo
9. Winter's Bone (2010, Debra Granik)
10. Rough Night (2017, Lucia Aniello)
11. Kathleen Madigan: Bothering Jesus (2016, Lorene Machado)
12. Eve's Bayou (1997, Kasi Lemmons)
13. Orlando (1992, Sally Potter)
14. The Gold Diggers (1983, Sally Potter)
15. Birds of Prey (2020, Cathy Yan)
16. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000, Agnes Hranitzky/Bela Tarr)
17. Vagabond (1985, Agnes Varda)
18. Araya (1959, Margot Menacerraf)
19. Greener Grass (2019, Jocelyn DeBoer/Dawn Luebbe)
20. The Fits (2015, Anna Rose Holmer)
21. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985, Susan Seidelman)
22. I Am Evidence (2017, Geeta Gandbhir/Trish Adlesic)
23. American Honey (2016, Andrea Arnold)
24. Cherry Blossoms (2008, Doris Dorrie)
25. Embrace (2016, Taryn Brumfitt)
26. Wadjda (2012, Haifaa AL-Mansour)
27. Kid 90 (2021, Soleil Moon Frye)
28. Harriet (2019, Kasi Lemmons)
29. Zama (2017, Lucrecia Martel)
30. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015, Liz Garbus)
I knew next to nothing about Nina Simone before this, and this did a nice job of talking about her life, flaws and all. Very moving.
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beavis wrote: March 26th, 2021, 9:27 pm
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1. Taking the horse to eat jalebis (Anamika Haksar, 2019) - 8.0
2. Aloïse (Liliane de Kermadec, 1975) - 7.5
3. Selva. Un portrait de Parvaneh Navaï (Maria Klonaris, 1983) - 7.5
4. Divinity Gratis (Betzy Bromberg, 1995) - 7.5
5. Big Boy (Shireen Seno, 2011) - 7.5
6. Severnyy veter (The North Wind) (Renata Litvinova, 2021) - 7.5
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9. shorts
10. Hotel New York (Jackie Raynal, 1984) - 7
11. shorts
12. shorts
13. Nervous Translation (Shireen Seno, 2017) - 8
14. Casanovagen (Luise Donschen, 2018) - 6,5
15. Exotica, Erotica, Etc. (Evangelia Kranioti, 2015) - 8
16. Liminal (Manuela De Laborde, Lav Diaz, Óscar Enríquez, Philippe Grandrieux , 2020) - 7.5
17. Hotel Nueva Isla (Irene Gutiérrez Torres, Javier Labrador Deulofeu, 2014) - 7
18. Obscuro Barroco (Evangelia Kranioti, 2018) - 8
19. Sinmute (Ana Balcázar, Javier Bellido, 2008) - 4.5
20. El olvido (Heddy Honigmann, 2008) - 7.0
21. Los silencios (Beatriz Seigner, 2018) - 7.5
22. Canción sin nombre (Melina León, 2019) - 8.0
23. Motu Maeva (Maureen Fazendeiro, 2014) - 7.5
24. Chircales (Marta Rodríguez, 1972) - 7.5
25. Una vez la noche (Antonia Rossi, Roberto Contador, 2018) - 5.0
26. Giraffe (Anna Sofie Hartmann, 2019) - 7.0
27. Dreissig (Simona Kostova, 2019) - 8.5
28. Diário de Sintra (Paula Gaitán, 2008) - 7.0
29. Ghost of the Golden Groves (Aniket Dutta, Roshni Sen, 2019) - 6.0
30. Divine carcasse (Dominique Loreau, 1998) - 7,5
31. Ilha (Ary Rosa, Glenda Nicácio, 2018) - 7.5
32. A Febre (Maya Da-Rin, 2019) - 7.0
33. Rit over de grens (Rosemarie Blank, 1994) - 7.0
34. Mamá, mamá, mamá (Sol Berruezo Pichon-Riviére, 2020) - 8.0
35. O Amor Natural (Heddy Honigmann, 1996) - 8.0
36. What We Left Unfinished (Mariam Ghani, 2019) - 7.0
37. 9 Leben (Maria Speth, 2011) - 7.0
38. Taiga (Ulrike Ottinger, 1992) - 7.5
39. Ök ketten (Márta Mészáros, 1977) - 7.5
40. Egy nap (Zsófia Szilágyi, 2018) - 7.5
41. Jamais Plus Toujours (Yannick Bellon, 1976) - 8.0
42. Figlia mia (Laura Bispuri, 2018) - 7.0
43. Töchter (Maria Speth, 2014) - 7.5
44. Alice in the Underworld: The Dark Märchen Show!! (Mari Terashima, 2009) - 6.0
45. Chibusa yo eien nare (Kinuyo Tanaka, 1955) - 7.5
46. Nieuwe tieten (Sacha Polak, 2013) - 7.5
47. Napló gyermekeimnek (Márta Mészáros, 1984) - 8.0
48. Shinjuku Boys (Kim Longinotto, 1996) - 7.0
49. Sziget a szárazföldön (Judit Elek, 1969) - 7.5
50. Ejercicios de memoria (Paz Encina, 2016) - 7.5
51. XXY (Lucía Puenzo, 2007) - 7.0
52. Keep It for Yourself (Claire Denis, 1991) - 7
53. Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour, 2012) - 7.5
54. Dhalinyaro (Lula Ali Ismaïl, 2018) - 7.5
55. Carmen y Lola (Arantxa Echevarria, 2018) - 7.0
56. El niño pez (Lucía Puenzo, 2009) - 7.0
57. Judy & Punch (Mirrah Foulkes, 2019) - 7.0

Dhalinyaro hit very close to an 8 for me today (otherwise it has been a bit average overall), The first feature made in Djibouti. Even though it begins with a heavy event, (seemingly) a bonding experience for three girls from different social backgrounds, I liked that this one isn't forced along by dramatic events. The main narrative drive is the girls having to choose which university they want to apply to after finishing their current school. Plenty of time is spend on their friendship, love lives and catching the local scenery. The beach looks especially lovely there.

Carmen y Lola has elements of the standard lesbian romance movie. The setting in a Roma community is the unique selling point, but these elements don't work well enough, in a believable dramatic sense.

El Nino Pez falls in the same genre but takes on both a more fairy-tale and a thriller-like approach. This keeps the momentum going, but the resolve was again not entirely working for me. Some very well shot images though, could have gone way more fairy-tale like for my taste.

Judy & Punch aims for three things, I think; fantasy, (black) comedy and feminist satire. I read a review where the name Monty Python was dropped, but alas, it doesn't reach those heights. The setting is original enough to have made it a home run instant classic if it had done. Now, not doing that, it feels a bit like a disappointment. I liked this world and the ideas behind it, but the execution felt a bit lacking... it could have used more, of everything, Still glad to have seen it, as an original disappointment is better than any well made thing done a thousand times already.
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