This year’s Oscars are less than a month away and with the nominations announced I decided to share who I think will win the golden statues this year. I will only be covering a few of the major categories. As of now, I have not seen these films nominated in acting categories: Bombshell, Harriet, Judy, Richard Jewell,and The Two Popes.
2020 is year and with it comes another promising year of films. I’m particularly excited since there are a great number of women-led films both in front of and behind the camera in 2020. Since it’s early in the year, none of the smaller, independent films are really known until the Sundance Film Festival later this month, so this list will mainly be bigger films. I will also do a Top 10 of 2019 list, but that won’t be up until I have seen 1917, which is a major awards contender this year.
So here is what I’m most looking forward to at the moment for the upcoming year with some honorable mentions that go out to Godzilla vs. Kong, Eternals, and Bob’s Burgers who didn’t quite make the list.
(500) Days of Summer surrounds Tom as he fantasizes about a girl named Summer and starts a romance with her. But things end up going wrong, and Tom is heartbroken, angry, convinced he will never move on from Summer and that she was the one for him.
This is a different post than usual, it’s not a review, but a post that will hopefully start some discussion. Last night I discovered some video essays about women in film and in the public eye – specifically Megan Fox and Stephanie Meyer, the author of Twilight. Here’s a link to both video essays by Lindsay Ellis:
As today has gone on, I keep seeing that more and more women are speaking up about their encounters with Harvey Weinstein. Here is a list of actresses and other women he has sexually harassed so far: Tomi-Ann Roberts, Laura Madden, Rosanna Arquette, Katherine Kendall, Liza Campbell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd, Judith Godrèche, Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, Angelina Jolie, Zelda Perkins, Romola Garai, Dawn Dunning, Lucia Stoller, Lauren Sivan, Louisette Geiss, Emma de Caunes, Jessica Barth, Cara Delevigne, Emily Nestor, Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, and Lauren O’Connor. That is a total of 24 women that we KNOW of and these incidents of harassment have been going on now for about 33 YEARS. This is simply unacceptable.
Male actors have also spoken out condemning Weinstein’s actions such as Ben Affleck and Matt Damon (Weinstein gave them their big break). It should be noted that Ben Affleck failed to comment on his brother’s, Casey Affleck, alleged sexual harassment of women. Rose McGowan fired back on Ben Affleck saying that once she informed him of Weinstein’s harassment, he said, “Goddamnit! I told him to stop doing that!” meaning that Affleck was well aware of Weinstein’s predatory behavior before it was made public. In his statement, Matt Damon said, “But, now, as the father of four daughters, this is the kind of sexual predation that keeps me up at night.” Okay people, can we stop using the “as a husband/as a father of daughters” line please? You are insinuating that only as a husband or father that you care about this type of sexual behavior. That you only care about those close to you receiving these unwanted advances, not women in general, which is A PROBLEM!
Hello to all! So if you haven’t already heard, Andy Signore, who is the creator of ScreenJunkies on Youtube (mostly commonly known for their Honest Trailers) has been fired due to sexual harassment. This was a big thing that blew up on my twitter this weekend and I was shocked to say the least. I always considered ScreenJunkies to be one of my go-to places for movies. I always watched their videos. I loved Honest Trailers and Movie Fights, and all of the crew on these shows…well up until now. No one else on the crew apparently knew of Andy’s behavior, but I feel like it needs to be addressed, especially with the addition Harvey Weinstein also being fired due to the same reasons (not from ScreenJunkies, from the Weinstein Company – just for clarification). Defy Media who owns ScreenJunkies was apparently made well aware of this behavior months before these allegations were made public and they did not fire Andy Signore. Why you may ask – well isn’t it obvious, Andy is the face and the creator of ScreenJunkies, they held his interests at heart and not the countless number of women who reported Andy’s sexual harassment to Defy Media’s HR department, which by all accounts is wrong. It wasn’t until one brave woman stood up and publicly commented on social media what Andy Signore said and harassed her that other women started to join in. Defy Media and ScreenJunkies then tweeted that Andy was suspended (not fired!) and that they will be investigating his behavior. Luckily, Signore was fired yesterday, which still is too late.
Hi guys, my name is Isabelle and I started a blog – woohoo! I want to go into film criticism and film reporting so I figured this was a good stepping stone into that. I’m a big fan of all the YouTube film critics like Collider, Schmoes, Scott Mantz, Chris Stuckman, John Campea, Jeremy Jahns, etc. But by far my biggest role model is the great film critic and reporter, Alicia Malone, she got me into more independent movies, and wrote a fantastic book called Backwards & In Heels, which I highly recommend! I have always debated on when to start this blog. I always been sort of scared to start one since I’m not sure if I’ll get an audience, not that I need a big audience in the first place, but I do want my opinions and reviews to get some sort of attention. I promise that there will be no spoilers in these reviews. And I hope that you all enjoy my blog!