Where's "Film Critic She-Hulk"? Seeking women's voices in film study
July 9, 2015 11:30 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find excellent movie discussion, analysis, reviews, dissection, etc by women? I feel like I have a stable of great film-related youtubers, writers, and podcasters that I enjoy, but they are largely male -- I'd love to discover more current work from women in this area. Thank you!
posted by churl to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by griphus at 11:32 AM on July 9, 2015

Slashreport and Anglofilles each do some film stuff, though both have a more general pop-culture scope.
posted by kagredon at 11:39 AM on July 9, 2015

It's kind of niche in scope and subject matter, but Frock Flicks.
posted by jedicus at 12:01 PM on July 9, 2015

Unfortunately, you're just about one day late for Dissolve, which just shuttered, but you can still go through some of their archived "How's the movie industry treating women this week?" feature, and keep an eye out to see where some of the Dissolve's female writers land. (All of their writers, actually.)

I'm not real familiar with it, but I think this site is sort of related somehow, and it looks promising.

They were doing a great job on covering current events inclusive of women's perspectives, and we can only hope the gap they leave will be filled in before long.

Film Studies for Free is a great, intelligent, feminist resource. Rarely updated, but very meaty when it is, and always worth reading.

I haven't done a gender survey for Filmmaker Magazine, but there are women there and they do discuss representation issues pretty regularly.
posted by ernielundquist at 12:08 PM on July 9, 2015

(Joint hosts of pop culture podcast Two Brown Girls) Zeba Blay and Fariha Róisín, excellent film critics in their own right.

The Cinema in Noir podcast [Twitter] by Candice Frederick, Kimberly Renee, and ReBecca Theodore-Vachon, ditto.

So Yun Um and So's Reel Thoughts.

Manohla Dargis for NYT.

Stephanie Zacharek for Village Voice.
posted by divined by radio at 12:35 PM on July 9, 2015

Longtime film critic Anne Billson keeps a blog.
posted by tiger tiger at 12:54 PM on July 9, 2015

Cleo: A Journal of Film and Feminism

Self-Styled Siren by Ferran Smith Nehme

You Must Remember This by Karina Longworth [podcast]

Sunset Gun by Kim Morgan

Genevieve Yue

Gina Telaroli

Christy Lemire

Sheila O'Malley

Tina Hassannia

As ernielundquist mentioned, there was a lot of great writing at The Dissolve (RIP) by Tasha Robinson, Genevieve Koski, Rachel Handler, Kate Erbland, and Genevieve Valentine.

There are also some great critics whose writing isn't really centralized anywhere, but who are definitely worth Googling or following on Letterboxd and Twitter, including Amy Taubin, Miriam Bale, Rachael Rakes, Imogen Sara Smith, and Monica Castillo.
posted by Awkward Philip at 3:37 PM on July 9, 2015 [1 favorite]

Women and Hollywood is more news-y, but covers women-centric movies and television and occasionally does some more in-depth analysis.
posted by wsquared at 3:42 PM on July 9, 2015

This isn't a website or podcast, but I recently picked up and have been enjoying House of Psychotic Women
posted by AtoBtoA at 6:23 PM on July 9, 2015 [1 favorite]

I dropped in to suggest Cleo, but Btchflcks.com comes to mind as well.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 6:36 PM on July 9, 2015 [1 favorite]

Pop Culture Happy Hour has female as well as male voices. The Mary Sue can be a lot of fun.
posted by Deoridhe at 1:40 AM on July 10, 2015

Response by poster: Thanks so much everybody! Looking forward to soaking it all up.
posted by churl at 10:58 AM on July 12, 2015

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