“Hala” tells the story of a hijab-wearing young woman struggling with her strict parents’ expectations in a world of opportunity. “College Behind Bars” challenges our own preconceived notions about the men and women in prison.
“The Kingmaker” is a fascinating story of behind-the-scenes power and corruption. “Back to Life” gets really dark—and really funny.
“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.
“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.
The trailer for “Gwen” features a mother at the end of her rope, a fair amount of blood and a young woman screaming. In other words, it looks like a fairly cut-and-dried period horror tale. However, the final result is a lot more interesting—and, honestly, much more frightening—than that.