Terry’s Picks: Women Directors, ‘Obvious Child’ & ‘Reckless’

Not surprised by: this infographic (above) from Women and Hollywood about how major studios have released very few films directed by women over the last five years. Really loved: Obvious Child, a funny, well-made and important movie about the realities of women’s lives. Caught the premiere of: Reckless, a new show that has many more women working on every...


Flix Not to Miss: ‘Obvious Child’

Obvious Child, directed by Gillian Robespierre, is getting noticed for the star-making performances of Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffman and Jake Lacy. But the under-the-radar star is Robespierre and the story she scripted, which has steered the film world into new and unexpected romantic-comedy territory. The film focuses on Donna (Slate), a twenty-something comedian reeling from a...


Weekly Roundup: Being Maleficent & New Comedy ‘Obvious Child’

//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/495314405?et=85tUgNQzS-NVbxTQ0WITCA&sig=RaCvbZ-8PTGKpyzSEDonxIdcOFVadCQmAgwdBXT93U8= Maleficent screenwriter Linda Woolverton: “I get to be Maleficent when I’m writing these things.” NYWIFT’s sister chapter Women In Film Los Angeles honors the 20-year success of its PSA Production Program. An Amy Poehler memoir? Yes, please! Gillian Robespierre’s film Obvious Child, starring Jenny Slate, “is not an abortion rom-com.” Writers, BitchFlicks needs you to discuss children’s television. RIP, Ann B. Davis and Marilyn Beck....