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

Marvel’s “Black Panther” (2018)

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Directed by: Ryan Coogler

Written by: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o

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

“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