“The Kingmaker” is a fascinating story of behind-the-scenes power and corruption. “Back to Life” gets really dark—and really funny.
Given that “Harriet” over-performed at the box office its opening weekend—just like the real Harriet Tubman was consistently underestimated at every turn, including winning the popular vote in a campaign to get a woman on the $20—perhaps more of us are starting to “trust the black women” who tell her story.
“Harriet” finally tells a critical story in movie theaters—and on the small screen, Jennifer Aniston makes a #MeToo-themed return in “The Morning Show.”
On HBO, “Mrs. Fletcher” enlists an all-women directing team to tell the story of a woman’s sexual awakening and “Saudi Women’s Driving School’ explores how the right to drive has impacted women’s lives. In theaters, “Netizens” shines a light on digital harassment—and on Netflix, Jenny Slate takes to the stage to tell her story.
“Catherine the Great” and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” take us to fantastical new heights—while “Greener Grass” shows us the subversive horror in our own backyard. “Chez Jolie Coiffure” and “The Two Faces of a Bamileke Woman,” also out now, instead illuminate the complexities of women’s real lives.
“Nancy Drew” brings familiar stories to the small screen, and “The Sky is Pink” brings a moving and true tale to big ones.
Picks of the Week is Women and Hollywood’s newest resource. W&H writers are often asked for recommendations, so each week they’ll spotlight the women-driven and women-made projects—movies, series, VOD releases and more—that they’re most excited about.
“Transparent” comes to a musical end, “Judy” tells a harrowing true story and “Sister Aimee” takes us on an adventure.
These books, films and stories are too good to miss.
“Brittany Runs a Marathon,” based on a true story, reminds all of us that we have the power to change. And “Tigers are Not Afraid” shows us that we can find humanity even in the darkest times.