Blog Archives

52 Films By Women To Stream On Netflix and Amazon Prime


To help people with their 52 Films By Women challenge this year I thought I’d put together a list of some of my favorite films directed by women that are easily accessible on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Keep in mind that this is in no way all of the films directed by women available on these services, but rather a selection of films I have seen and enjoy. There are also many more films available to rent on Amazon Video as well. Think of this as a jumping off point! Also if you have not taken the 52 Films By Women pledge yet you can do so here.

Read the rest of this entry

Advertisements

Cinema Fanatic’s Favorite Fifteen Films of 2017


In 2017 I watched 72 new releases, mostly in movie theaters (I am a junkie) and while there were a few films I really hated, mostly I saw a lot of films I really enjoyed. I discovered a love for documentary cinema (I saw fourteen documentaries this year!). I watched 32 new release films directed by women (with my total new-to-me directed by women clocking in at 79 this year; more on that when I do my year-end review tomorrow). For the second year in a row my favorite film of the year was not directed by a woman, but as per tradition it was also a queer romance. I am pretty easy to please. As a final reminder, I am not a fan of the term best. Film is an art that allows the viewer to bring themselves in conversation with it, and therefore what each person sees in a film will be different from what anyone else sees. This is a list of favorites and why these films resonated so with me. There are some spoilers, so beware.

Read the rest of this entry

September 2017 in Films


I didn’t actually watch very many films in September. It was partially from post-SUTS overload, but also because I got sucked into a terrible tv show (CW’s Beauty and the Beast reboot. I watched all 70 episodes in two weeks!) Also, I am posting early this month because I will be heading back out to the Pordenone Silent Film Festival tomorrow. More on that when I recap October! Anyways, as always everything I watched plus some favorites can be found after the cut.

2017_in_films Read the rest of this entry

Movie Quote of the Day – Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight, 2011 (dir. Eliza Hittman)


forever’s_gonna_start_tonight

Sveta: Did you sleep with him?
Sonya: I don’t know. Does it count if he put it in a little?
Sveta: It only counts if you want it to count.

Movie Quote of the Day – It Felt Like Love, 2014 (dir. Eliza Hittman)


it_felt_like_love

Sammy: Can I ask you something?
Lila: Sure.
Sammy: Do you want something from me?
Lila: W-what would I want anyways?