Buzz About AWFJ’s Top 100 Films List

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AWFJ’s Top 100 Films, intended to stimulate discussion about films made by and about women, and reflecting women’s perspectives, has thus far received a wide range of coverage in 143 major and diverse print and online media outlets, including:

  • USA Today
  • Editor and Publisher
  • Movie City News
  • Variety
  • The Reeler
  • Dave Kehr
  • New York Press
  • Filmmaker Magazine
  • Atlanta Journal and Constitution
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Huffington Post
  • Cinematical
  • National Organization of Women
  • The Chutry Experiment
  • Access Atlanta
  • More Movies and More
  • C Works
  • Screenhead
  • Also Like Life
  • Sugar Buzz
  • AFI
  • Mad About Movies
  • Variety (Round Two)
  • The Reeler (Round Two)
  • Facets MultiMedia
  • Big Picture Radio
  • Librarianne
  • The Listening Ear
  • The Horror Blog
  • Libertas
  • Hoopla
  • Coffee Coffee and More Coffee
  • No Control
  • Nahn Life
  • Blog Her
  • Movie Patron
  • For the Love of Film
  • RSS Micro
  • Her Daily News
  • Women’s ENews
  • Live Journal
  • Herald Review
  • The Women’s Dish
  • Film Ick
  • Shooting Down Pictures
  • Celebrity Gossip
  • New Critics
  • LA Observed
  • ProBlog
  • Las Horas Perdidas
  • For the Love of Film
  • GreenCineDaily
  • Lists of Lists
  • Her Daily News
  • dvdbiblog
  • Olha so
  • Comments about AWJF’s Top 100 Films include a rich range of praise and criticisim, and a lot of discussion about films that are on it and others that might have been included. All comments are welcome and encouraged– the point is that people are thinking and talking about women and filmmaking, about women and film criticism.

    Please click on any of the above links to see specific coverage, and please feel free to comment here.

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    Jennifer Merin

    Jennifer Merin is the Film Critic for Womens eNews and contributes the CINEMA CITIZEN blog for and is managing editor for Women on Film, the online magazine of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, of which she is President. She has served as a regular critic and film-related interviewer for The New York Press and She has written about entertainment for USA Today, The L.A. Times, US Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Endless Vacation Magazine, Daily News, New York Post, SoHo News and other publications. After receiving her MFA from Tisch School of the Arts (Grad Acting), Jennifer performed at the O'Neill Theater Center's Playwrights Conference, Long Wharf Theater, American Place Theatre and LaMamma, where she worked with renown Japanese director, Shuji Terayama. She subsequently joined Terayama's theater company in Tokyo, where she also acted in films. Her journalism career began when she was asked to write about Terayama for The Drama Review. She became a regular contributor to the Christian Science Monitor after writing an article about Marketta Kimbrell's Theater For The Forgotten, with which she was performing at the time. She was an O'Neill Theater Center National Critics' Institute Fellow, and then became the institute's Coordinator. While teaching at the Universities of Wisconsin and Rhode Island, she wrote "A Directory of Festivals of Theater, Dance and Folklore Around the World," published by the International Theater Institute. Denmark's Odin Teatret's director, Eugenio Barba, wrote his manifesto in the form of a letter to "Dear Jennifer Merin," which has been published around the world, in languages as diverse as Farsi and Romanian. Jennifer's culturally-oriented travel column began in the LA Times in 1984, then moved to The Associated Press, LA Times Syndicate, Tribune Media, Creators Syndicate and (currently) Arcamax Publishing. She's been news writer/editor for ABC Radio Networks, on-air reporter for NBC, CBS Radio and, currently, for Westwood One's America In the Morning. She is a member of the Critics Choice Association in the Film, Documentary and TV branches and a voting member of the Black Reel Awards. For her AWFJ archive, type "Jennifer Merin" in the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).