3SMReviews: #52moviesbywomen 2018
In 2016 I accepted the #52moviesbywomen challenge. I pledged to watch 52 movies either written or directed by women. And I did it and wrote about it.
In 2017 I slacked off and only watched 27.
But this year, I came back strong and watched 55, an all-time high. Also, it was much easier, possibly because more women are getting to make more movies. Also possibly because I have Netflix now, and a goodly number of movies I watch on Netflix are written or directed by women.
Here are images from my Letterboxd list. Letterboxd makes things so pretty. And you can sort, as I’ve done here, sorting by rating.
My two-star reviews are A Wrinkle in Time–written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Ava DuVernay–through The Miseducation of Cameron Post–written by Cecilia Frugiuele and Desiree Akhaven, directed by Desiree Akhaven.
I recommend #52moviesbywomen as a worthy project for you this year. My first year was very fun because I got to watch entire filmographies of women directors. (Sadly, many women director’s filmographies are not lengthy and this can mostly be done by watching a mere 3-5 movies.)
But even if you participate by keeping track of movies you’ve happened across that fit the criteria, it’s bound to raise your awareness.