THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW – Review by Susan Granger

Occasionally, there’s a book-to-film adaptation that is an utter disaster. Netflix’ The Woman in the Window is one. Based on A.J. Finn’s 2018 best-seller, it’s set on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the huge home of Anna Fox (Amy Adams), a child psychologist who became agoraphobic after a traumatic accident.

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THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND – Review by Diane Carson

Some rare, remarkable stories are the kind I wish were true, and fortunately The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is. Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor knew its inspirational uniqueness as soon as he read William Kamkwamba’s 2016 book of the film’s title, chronicling the true story of thirteen-year-old William, loving school and science.

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CATCH THE WIND – Review by Marilyn Ferdinand

The primacy of the nuclear family in Western societies almost guarantees that when children mature and start their own lives, their parents will have fewer opportunities for meaningful contact with anyone. French writer-director Gaël Morel Morel’s Catch the Wind brings the loneliness of its central character, 45-year-old widow Edith Clarvel (Sandrine Bonnaire), into sharp focus as she is faced with the possibility of becoming unemployed.

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AWFJ Women On Film – “The Windmill Movie” – Jennifer Merin reviews

“The Windmill Movie” is one of those wonderful films that defies easy classification. It is an observational documentary, posthumous autobiography,

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COLD WIND BLOWING – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

2020 was a cruel year for film’s planning to release during the pandemic, and even crueler for low-budget indies that had just started what is an already challenging journey in gaining visibility in a market where the bigger named and bigger funded projects will always be a default setting for the limelight. Dionne Copland’s Cold Wind Blowing is a case in point; initially getting positive response from one of the biggest indie fests in the US, the unparalleled shake up the film industry faced in 2020 saw this film almost fall off the radar.

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