Female Filmmaker Friday Podcast: Episode 7 – 2016 in Review


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This week Sabina Stent, Oralia Torres, Lady P., Justine A. Smith, Diana Drumm, Kristen Sales join me to talk about their favorite films directed by women from 2016 (new or new-to-them).

Here’s my full list of films I watched that were directed by women in 2016.

It’s Cinema Fanatic’s 7th Anniversary!


This has been a roller coaster year. When I moved across to the country to work at Turner Classic Movies (and FilmStruck!) I had to put Movie Quote of the Day on hold and I haven’t yet managed to bring that feature back. I did, however bring back Female Filmmaker Friday, this time as a podcast and I’ve had some great guests on talking about some great filmmakers. Due to some health issues I had to put that on hold as well (it will be back soon though!). Aside from driving across the country (and through 7 states!), I also went to Virginia to Joseph Cotten’s hometown on a research trip (I even wound up on the local news!) and to Italy to attend the Pordenone Silent Film Festival! All and all, it’s been a pretty crazy year and I’m grateful I was able to share it with all of you. 2017 is going to be full of all kind of adventures as well.

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Bonus points if you can name the film that the above scene is from!

Noirvember 2016 in Films


November was a pretty crazy month personally, but it was also the seventh year of Noirvember, which seems to have gotten bigger than I ever could have dreamed. It’s also the part of the year where many, many great films find their way into theaters. As always, you can see everything I watched last month behind the cut.

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Female Filmmaker Friday Podcast: Episode 6 – Kelly Reichardt


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This week Kristen Sales joins me to talk about the work of filmmaker Kelly Reichardt.

Female Filmmaker Friday Podcast: Episode 5 – Kasi Lemmons


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This week writer Angelica Jade Bastien joins me to talk about the work of filmmaker Kasi Lemmons.

October 2016 In Films: Silents, Horror, and Films By Women – Oh My!


After a really low month in September, things got really popping in October thanks to the Pordenone Silent Film Festival (in Italy!!!),wherein I watched a bajillion films. Well, not quite that many, but after the cut you’ll see what I mean. October was PACKED WITH CINEMA. Not as much horror as I usually do, but I got some good ones in there. October was a great month for me cinematically. I hope it was for you as well!

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Female Filmmaker Friday Podcast: Episode 4 – Maya Deren


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This week on the Female Filmmaker Friday podcast writer and Surrealism researcher Sabina Stent joins me to talk about the work of experimental filmmaker Maya Deren (and cats!).

Female Filmmaker Friday Podcast: Episode 3 – Sara Gómez


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This week on the Female Filmmaker Friday podcast film writer Monica Castillo joins me to talk about the work of Afro-Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez.

September 2016 in Films


After two months in a row of lots and lots of films, this month slowed back down. This was mostly due to me going on a week long Joseph Cotten research trip. I’m also posting this early because I’m traveling again on Friday (shhh it’s a secret!) As always a list of what I watch and a few favorites can be found after the cut.

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Female Filmmaker Friday Podcast: Episode 2 – Ida Lupino


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The Female Filmmaker Friday podcast is back! If you missed it, you can listen to the inaugural episode on Jane Campion here. This week Lady P. from Flixwise joins me to talk about the one and only Ida Lupino!

I’m excited to announce that the Female Filmmaker Friday podcast has joined the Battleship Pretension fleet of podcasts. Check out the others here. Also don’t forget you can subscribe (and rate!) in iTunes.

I’ll be traveling for the next few weeks, so look for Episode 3 sometime in October, when I’ll be joined by Monica Castillo to talk about Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez.