At the Cannes Film Festival this month, Mati Diop became the first black woman to compete for the Palme d’Or. She’s also only the fourth woman in the festival’s 72-year history to win the Grand Prix, the Cannes equivalent of a silver medal.Continue reading 5 things to know about Mati Diop, the First black woman to win the Cannes Grand Prix
Buried in The Hustle – a film with an implausible plot, mediocre characters and settings out of the 1970s version of Charlie’s Angels – are two pieces of truth about gender politics.Continue reading The Hustle has some insight, but it’s mostly a pass
In theory, there’s a lot to like about Wine Country. It’s two whole hours devoted to women in their 40s and 50s, an often invisible demographic in film. Rarely is it about marriage or children. It stars watchable and funny women. It passes the Beschdel Test in spades.
But with Wine Country, streaming now on Netflix, the result is as bland as the biscuit and asparagus tones that permeate the backdrop.Continue reading ‘Wine Country’: How old are we, anyway?