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Netflix’s, “Russian Doll” (2019)

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Worth the binging.

 

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

Todd Haynes’, “Carol” (2015)

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Didn’t get a chance to catch this when it was released but so glad I finally got around to it.

Director: Todd Haynes

Writers: Phyllis Nagy (screenplay), Patricia Highsmith (novel)

Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

 

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

J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald” (2018)

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Director: David Yates

Writers: J.K. Rowling, J.K. Rowling (based upon characters created by)

So here’s the thing: I love the world but this film only had 7 interactions between 2+ women, some of which were only an introduction where a man came in and took over the conversation. Sigh…

47:30 – Queenie asks to speak to Tina at ministry of magic in Paris

50 – Queenie asked if she’s alright by Rosier

52 – Nagini calls Irma but Credence takes over conversation

1:12 – Queenie and Rosier talk for one min until Grindewald comes in

1:28 – Tina and Newt let in by woman

1:32 – Tina says hi to Leta

1:42 – Tina asks Leta if she knew who Credence really was

 

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 2

2) Strength of the writing: 2

3) Strength of the directing: 3

4) Strength of the acting: 4

5) Strength of the cinematography: 4

6) Strength of the editing: 4

7) Strength of the sound design: 5

8) Strength of the production design: 5

9) Did I enjoy it? 3

10) Would I recommend it? 2

Score: 34/50

Netflix’s “The OA: Part ii” (2019)

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Absolutely worth the wait…

 

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

Dan & Eugene Levy’s “Schitt’s Creek” (2019)

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This show is absolute brilliance.

 

Creators: Dan LevyEugene Levy

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

Total scores out of 50/50