“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

 

 

Update to Scoring

I realized there is an inherent flaw in my current scoring. Certain formats will inherently get low scores because of the format. I’ve been comparing all formats on the same level when this isn’t fair. So, I’ve created new scoring based on format.

 

YouTube/Internet Videos

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test

2) Strength of the directing

3) Strength of the visual content

4) Did I enjoy it?

5) Would I recommend it?

Total Scores out of 25

 

Videogames

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test

2) Strength of the writing

3) Strength of the directing

4) Strength of the voice acting

5) Strength of the game design

6) Strength of the editing

7) Strength of the sound design

8) Strength of the game play

9) Did I enjoy it?

10) Would I recommend it?

Total scores out of 50

 

Unscripted/Documentary

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test

2) Strength of the story

3) Strength of the directing

4) Strength of the visual content

5) Did I enjoy it?

6) Would I recommend it?

Total scores out of 30

 

Scripted Film & Television

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test

2) Strength of the writing

3) Strength of the directing

4) Strength of the acting

5) Strength of the cinematography

6) Strength of the editing

7) Strength of the sound design

8) Strength of the production design

9) Did I enjoy it?

10) Would I recommend it?

Total scores out of 50

“The Devil Wears Prada” (2006) by David Frankel

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Directed by: David Frankel

Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay), Lauren Weisberger (novel)

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci

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