The 2016 Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent film, take place tomorrow. Here are my picks for who should win. The show will air on IFC at 5 Eastern/2 Pacific.
Best Feature: Carol
Best Director: Todd Haynes – Carol
Best Screenplay: Phyllis Nagy – Carol
The 2016 Writers Guild of America Awards will be held tomorrow. Although the show never gets as much attention as the SAG Awards, as someone who loves to write and appreciates good writing I enjoy seeing who wins. Below I’ve listed those who I’m rooting for.
Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight
Best Adapted Screenplay: Carol
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Brie Larson – Room
The 2016 Sundance Film Festival began yesterday. Now, even though I’ve never been able to attend Sundance myself, I always look forward to the festival each year. I enjoy seeing what films are showing, so that I can look for them when they are released in theater or on DVD. Here are 25 films showing at Sundance this year that are going onto my must-watch list.
A Good Wife
Director: Mirjana Karanovic
Cast: Mirjana Karanovic, Boris Isakovic, Jasna Djuricic, Bojan Navojec, Hristina Popovic and Ksenija Marinkovic
Plot: Serbian housewive Milena (Mirjana Karanovic) must decide how to respond when she learns of her husband’s war crimes.
Director: Anne Fontaine
Cast: Lou de Laage, Agata Kulesza, Agata Buzek, Vincent Macaigne, Joanna Kulig, and Katarzyna Dabrowska
Plot: When WWII doctor Mathilde (Lou de Laage) is called upon to assistant a nun about to give birth, she enters a world that will challenge all that she believes in.
So, I’ve decided to take the 52 films challenge proposed by Women in Film. The idea of the challenge is to watch 52 movies by female directors this year – one for each week. To make the challenge easier, I went through Netflix and found every movie by a female director that is currently available to stream (in the United States). Below are nearly 150 films for you to select from. And if you’re interested in finding directors who might not be available to stream, you should check out The Director List. It has a database of more than 850 female directors.
- The Prince of Egypt (1998)