Starz’s “Counterpart,” Season 2 (2018)

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Created by: Justin Marks

Starring: J.K. Simmons, Harry Lloyd, Olivia Williams

Really enjoyed Season 2. It’s been canceled at Starz so I’m hoping another network will pick it up.

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5
2) Strength of the writing: 5
3) Strength of the directing: 5
4) Strength of the acting: 5
5) Strength of the cinematography: 5
6) Strength of the editing: 5
7) Strength of the sound design: 5
8) Strength of the production design: 5
9) Did I enjoy it? 5
10) Would I recommend it? 5
Score: 50/50

Robert Rodriguez’s “Alita: Battle Angel” (2019)

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Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Written by: James Cameron (screenplay by), Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay by)

Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5

2) Strength of the writing: 3

3) Strength of the directing: 5

4) Strength of the acting: 5

5) Strength of the cinematography: 5

6) Strength of the editing: 5

7) Strength of the sound design: 5

8) Strength of the production design: 5

9) Did I enjoy it? 5

10) Would I recommend it? 5

Score: 48/50

“A Quiet Place” (2018) by John Krasinski

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Directed by: John Krasinski

Written by: Bryan Woods (screenplay by), Scott Beck (screenplay by)

Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5
2) Strength of the writing: 4
3) Strength of the directing: 5
4) Strength of the acting: 5
5) Strength of the cinematography: 5
6) Strength of the editing: 5
7) Strength of the sound design: 5
8) Strength of the production design: 5
9) Did I enjoy it? 5
10) Would I recommend it? 5
Score: 49/50

“On the Basis of Sex” (2018) by Mimi Leder

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Directed by: Mimi Leder

Written by: Daniel Stiepleman

Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5
2) Strength of the writing: 5
3) Strength of the directing: 5
4) Strength of the acting: 5
5) Strength of the cinematography: 5
6) Strength of the editing: 5
7) Strength of the sound design: 5
8) Strength of the production design: 5
9) Did I enjoy it? 5
10) Would I recommend it? 5
Score: 50/50