“Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018)

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Written by: Anthony McCarten (story by), Peter Morgan (story by)

Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 1
2) Strength of the writing: 3
3) Strength of the directing: 3
4) Strength of the acting: 5
5) Strength of the cinematography: 5
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? 4
10) Would I recommend it? 4
Score: 39/50

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (2018) by Marielle Heller

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Directed by: Marielle Heller

Written by: Nicole Holofcener (screenplay by), Jeff Whitty (screenplay by)

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells

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

2) Strength of the writing: 4

3) Strength of the directing: 4

4) Strength of the acting: 5

5) Strength of the cinematography: 4

6) Strength of the editing: 4

7) Strength of the sound design: 3

8) Strength of the production design: 5

9) Did I enjoy it? 4

10) Would I recommend it? 4

Score: 42/50

“The Sisters Brothers” (2018) by Jacques Audiard

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At least they cast Rebecca Root as Mayfield…

Directed by Jacques Audiard

Written by Jacques Audiard & Thomas Bidegain

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly & Riz Ahmed

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 0

2) Strength of the writing: 4

3) Strength of the directing: 4

4) Strength of the acting: 5

5) Strength of the cinematography: 4

6) Strength of the editing: 4

7) Strength of the sound design: 4

8) Strength of the production design: 5

9) Did I enjoy it? 3

10) Would I recommend it? 3

Score: 36/50

 

 

National Geographic’s “Free Solo”

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Directed by Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 0

2) Strength of the writing: 5

3) Strength of the directing: 5

4) Strength of the acting: 4

5) Strength of the cinematography: 4

6) Strength of the editing: 5

7) Strength of the sound design: 5

8) Strength of the production design: 4

9) Did I enjoy it? 5

10) Would I recommend it? 5

Score: 42/50