74 posts categorized "Women Filmmakers"

March 16, 2022

JANE BY CHARLOTTE

ColeSmitheyAlthough it vaguely gets around to the mysterious obstacle between mother (Jane Birkin) and daughter (Charlotte Gainsbourg), this lazy documentary is a waste.

This home movie isn't even glorified.

If you don't know who Jane Birkin is, much less have knowledge of her actress daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg, this movie will feel like an insiders only affair.

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Boring is as boring does.

There's just nothing here.

Not Rated. 88 mins. 

ZERO STARS

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March 13, 2022

THE GO-GO'S

ColeSmithey.comThe world needs more all-girl bands!

"We Got The Beat," "Our Lips Are Sealed," and "Vacation" are power pop standards that still get crowds dancing.

Documentarian Alison Ellwood gives The Go-Go's a soup-to-nuts treatment with full access to the band members (and former band members), and a treasure trove of photos and live performance clips.

Cool stuff.

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Key band members Charlotte Caffey, Jane Wiedlin, Belinda Carlisle, Kathy Valentine, and Gina Shock, dish the dirt about band infighting over drugs, money, betrayal, and making music together.

Oh, the mistakes.

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The Go-Go's are the most successful all-girl group of all time.

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See, and hear, how they did it.

Not Rated. 98 mins. 

5 Stars

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February 28, 2022

SMOOTH TALK — THE CRITERION COLLECTION

ColeSmithey.comJoyce Chopra's no-nonsense adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" is an apt response to America's puritanical mindset that still refuses to responsibly address sex education.

Not knowing who, how, why, where, or when to fuck, results in exploitation.

Dishonesty breeds dishonesty.

Coming of age. Kids gonna fuck. Adults too.

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Such is the case for Laura Dern's 15-year-old character Connie, whose heated confusion over losing her virginity sets her up as a ripe target for a thirtysomething pedophile (Treat Williams) to take advantage of her volatile situation.

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They didn't call 'em shopping malls for nothing.

Rated PG-13. 92 mins. 

5 Stars

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Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does.

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