And we’re happy to welcome our friends, including Sherin Nicole, who writes about “fierce and brilliant heroes,” Laura Emerick of real conductors that might be encouraging”library,” Marya Gates’ enlightening discussion of female filmmakers in the silent era, Carla Renata with a sensitive essay on the way mental health challenges for black men shown in the media, and Sarah Knight Adamson with a look ahead in one of the biggest releases of the year, Martin ScorseseThe “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
I love it when our writers bring us new insights into old films like Laura Boyes’ tribute to “Corridor of Mirrors” (and on the streaming service where he found it), Peyton Robinson in “Malibu’s Most Wanted,” Lauren Coates on how “Re-Animator“changing horror movies, Caroline Madden in “Baby It’s You“and Ally Johnson in music as an unreliable narrator in “BREAKING.”
While my favorite critic has always been Roger EbertIt means a lot to me as a young fan who dreams of someday writing my own movie reviews to see Judith Crist, and read Pauline KaelRenata Adler, and especially Molly Haskell, whose book about female movie characters was inspiring and transformative for me. That’s one reason it means so much to me to be able to shine a light on some of the best female writers on movies, with lively, engaging, and insightful commentary, interviews, and reviews. We don’t just give our valued readers some great writing about movies and encourage you to visit or revisit some of the movies we’ve written about; we hope to inspire another generation of young women to dream about sharing their thoughts on movies.