With the holidays coming up, this week’s Week Of Women newsletter/column is actually TWO weeks of women! We’re seeing you out of 2017 and into 2018 with some awards-season-buzzing movies, some new holiday music, and the premiere of Grown-ish. As a reminder, we haven’t seen, listened to, or read these all ourselves yet, but when we have, we’ll include a link. Enjoy, and happy holidays!
Meryl Streep stars as the Washington Post’s Katharine Graham — the first female publisher of a major American newspaper — in this movie about the Pentagon Papers directed by Steven Spielberg. It's got 6 Golden Globes noms. Out Friday, December 22. Read our review here.
Germany's entry into the Oscars' Best Foreign Language Film category stars Diane Kruger as a woman torn apart by rage and grief after her Kurdish-German husband and their six-year-old son are killed in a terrorist attack by neo-Nazis. Out Wednesday, December 27. Read our review here.
Jessica Chastain stars as Molly Bloom — a real-life high-stakes gambler — in this crime drama biopic directed by Aaron Sorkin that’s got two Golden Globes noms and some Oscar buzz. Out Monday, December 25 in limited release; out Friday, January 5 in wide release.
Can the new season of Black Mirror beat everyone’s all time fave episode “San Junipero”? We’ll see, but with a cast including Chewing Gum’s Michaela Coel, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, and How I Met Your Mother’s Cristin Milioti, plus an episode directed by Jodie Foster, it sounds promising! Out Friday, December 29 on Netflix.
Yara Shahidi stars as a college freshman in this Black-ish spinoff series. Premieres Wednesday, January 3 on Freeform.
After a hiatus, the Good Place — a brilliant comedy about the afterlife starring Kristen Bell — returns with its midseason premiere. Premieres Thursday, January 4 on NBC.
Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit released a pair of covers just in time for the holidays — a melancholy version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and a cover of Lorde’s “Perfect Places.” Out now.
Take “All I Want For Christmas Is You” off repeat for a bit and listen to indie band Dude York (fronted by Claire England)’s new holiday album. Out now.
Rookie On Love, edited by Tavi Gevinson
Rookie magazine’s latest book features essays, poems, comics about all kinds of love, from romantic love to BFF love to love for your pets, by Tavi Gevinson (of course), Gabourey Sidibe, Mitski, Jenny Zhang, Janet Mock, and many more. Out Tuesday, January 2.
Mouths Don’t Speak by Katia Ulysse
Haitian writer Katia Ulysse’s new novel follows a woman who, after her parents are killed in the 2010 earthquake, returns to Haiti for the first time in 25 years, seeking closure. Out now.
top photo: grown-ish/Freeform
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