Wed. Mar 22nd, 2023

And we were delighted to welcome back our friends, including Sherin Nicole, who wrote about “violent and brilliant heroines,” Laura Emerick on the real conductors that may have inspired “TÁR,” Marya Gates’ illuminating discussion of women filmmakers in the silent era, Carla Renata with a sensitive essay on the way mental health challenges for Black men are reflected in media, and Sarah Knight Adamson with a peek ahead at one of the year’s biggest releases, Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

I love it when our writers bring us new insights into older films like Laura Boyes’ tribute to “Corridor of Mirrors” (and to the streaming service where she found it), Peyton Robinson on “Malibu’s Most Wanted,” Lauren Coates on how “Re-Animator” changed horror movies, Caroline Madden on “Baby It’s You,” and Ally Johnson on music as an unreliable narrator in “Annihilation.”

While my favorite critic has always been Roger Ebert, it meant a lot to me as a young fan who dreamed of someday writing my own movie reviews to see Judith Crist, and read Pauline Kael, Renata Adler, and especially Molly Haskell, whose book about female movie characters was inspirational and transformational for me. That’s one reason it means so much to me to be able to shine a light on some of today’s best women writers about the movies, with lively, inviting, and insightful commentary, interviews, and reviews. We are not only giving the readers we value so deeply some great writing about movies and inspiring you to visit or revisit some of the films we write about; we hope to inspire another generation of young women to dream about sharing their thoughts on the movies. 

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