Women in Film

TIFF 2023: The Royal Hotel Review

Director Kitty Green's thriller follows two friends forced to deal with increasingly rowdy and sexist male customers after taking a job bartending in a remote mining town.

TIFF 2023: Backspot Review

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs' lead performance anchors Backspot, D.W. Waterson’s intense cheerleading drama and strong debut feature.

Blue Jean Review

Blue Jean follows a closeted teacher who attempted to navigate work and community in Margaret Thatcher’s Britain.

A Thousand and One Review

A Thousand and One finds Teyana Taylor delivering a performance for the ages as a mother trying to give her son a better life in a changing New York.

Hot Docs: This is Endometriosis Review

An image of a shadow on a wall—moving slowly with the light across the room—speaks deeply to a feeling of lost hours and days that most, if not all, those suffering from endometriosis can relate to. I know I do. Short film This is Endometriosis, playing as a part of this year’s Hot Docs slate, […]

As They Made Us Review

Mayim Bialik shows plenty of promise as a director here as she offers up an honest examination of how the scars of the past shape the bonds of the present.