Movies

The nominees for the 95th Academy Awards have been announced, and there’s a lot to discuss! The Oscars Ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 12th and honor the past year’s greatest film performers, artists, and writers. Let’s unpack some of the biggest award categories, deserving nominations, and surprising snubs of this year’s Academy Awards:  One of the most notable awards of the night is going to be the coveted Best Picture, of which the following films are nominated: All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar:...
Three more excellent offerings from the Sundance Film Festival. JUDY BLUME FOREVER Judy Blume Forever is a touching and comprehensive look into the life of the beloved author known for her relatable and honest portrayal of teenage life. The film lays out Blume's incredible journey from suburban housewife to world-famous author. At 83 years old, a spry and charming Blume revisits her history with a series of revealing interviews. In 1975, Blume published Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, a novel that deals with the struggles...
Jane is an enigma. She is a complex woman who wears many masks. Every day she chooses which face to put on, determined by the situation and her mood. Her seven faces represent different sides of her personality and how she chooses to present herself to the world. From her determined business face to her goofy, carefree face, she is always able to be exactly who she wants to be. Her seven faces have allowed Jane to explore different aspects of her personality and live...
Here’s another batch of stand out movies from the Sundance Film Festival, hoping these all get picked up and play in a theater near you this year. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SHERE HITE This amazing documentary is an evocative portrait of the life and career of the flamboyant feminist icon Shere Hite. Using a wealth of exclusive archival interview footage, her personal journals (voiced by Dakota Johnson) and original survey responses, the film delves into Hite's long and storied life: from struggling to make a living as a...
POLITE SOCIETY Set in London, “Polite Society” is a campy and raoucous coming of age story following two British-Pakistani sisters, high schooler Ria, (a star turn for Priya Kansara) and college-age Lena (Ritu Arya) on a badass, girl-powered action-comedy that packs a ferocious punch against the patriarchy. Ria is determined to become a professional stunt-woman and Lena, is a frustrated artist who has recently dropped out of art school. When Lena gets involved in an arranged marriage with a handsome wealthy doctor, Ria is outraged. The plot...
We’re here to give you the scoop on the new crop of films playing at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Offering over 110 feature films, there is quality cinema in every corner of Park City. Sundance sets the tone for the year on independent cinema, they are the gatekeepers, star-makers and our guiding light. This is important because Independent Cinema provides valuable representation of women and other marginalized groups in front of and behind the camera. Sundance specializes in diverse and underrepresented stories that...
We finally have a trailer for Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, and it’s giving us the nostalgic warm-and-fuzzies. Hot off the release of the first looks at the film adaptation for the iconic coming-of-age novel, Lionsgate has put out an official trailer for the movie. It teases a truly delightful depiction of the different stages of womanhood through the stories of Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson), her mother, Barbara (Rachel McAdams), and her grandmother, Sylvia (Kathy Bates). We see Margaret trying to navigate puberty and...
Michael Gibson Copyright © 2022 Orion Releasing LLC. All Rights Reserved. Women Talking is an thoughtfully crafted cinematic experience that tells the story of eight women’s courage and determination in the face of an unimaginable injustice. Set in rural Bolivia in the early 2000s, the film follows the story of a group of women who come together to take a stand against the sexual violence that they have endured in their community. The film is a powerful and moving exploration of the strength of female solidarity,...
We are finally getting our first look at the film adaptation of the 1970 Judy Blume novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Anyone who has been a twelve-year-old girl at any point in their lives has been anticipating this film since it was announced almost two years ago. Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen), it is set to release on April 28th, 2023.  The movie will bring the iconic coming-of-age novel to life with Abby Ryder Fortson as the...
For the characters in Women Talking, the question of forgiveness in the aftermath of violence is not just theoretical. Their mysterious injuries aren’t imaginary or demonic (as the elders in their isolated religious colony allege) but were caused by men – their husbands and relatives – drugging and raping them while they slept. The majority of the film takes place in a hayloft on their land, where multiple generations of women clandestinely meet to determine how they should respond to this betrayal. A schoolteacher named...