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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: B-D

BEACH RATS (2017): Review by Katusha Jin

After a successful debut with It Felt Like Love, writer-director Eliza Hittman brings to the screen Beach Rats. She partners with Director of Photography Hélène Louvart to tell the story of a sexually confused teenage boy who finds himself lost in a world where there is no “coming out”. (KIZJ: 4/5)

Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: N-P

Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder Give Breakout Performances in ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’

Eliza Hittman’s intimate, raw Never Rarely Sometimes Always follows 17-year-old “Autumn” (Sidney Flanigan) as she ventures to New York City to get an abortion at 18-weeks pregnant. With the help of her trusted cousin “Skyler” (Talia Ryder), the two encounter physical and emotional obstacles in a city far from home. (4/5) Review by Managing Editor […]


2014: Penny’s Top Picks

Best Feature Film of 2014: Selma Runner Up: Birdman Best Director of 2014: Ava DuVernay (Selma) Runner Up: Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman) Best Documentary of 2014: Gringo Trails Runner Up: Life Itself Best Foreign Language Film of 2014: Aftermath Runner Up: Winter Sleep Best Actress of 2014: Amy Adams (Big Eyes) Runner up: Angelina Jolie (Maleficent) Best […]

Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: H-J

IT FELT LIKE LOVE (2013): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

Beautifully-crafted Indie about a teenage girl looking for her place in the world. Lila is 14. She becomes friends with Chiara in a dance class. Chiara, who is 16, is more mature and she is already sexually active. Palling around with Chiara in the summer heat leads Lila to the edge of dangerous self-exploration. Poignant. Painful. […]