KELLY & CAL – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

0 Flares 0 Flares ×

kellycalposter

This is why we need more women making movies. This is the sort of movie we simply don’t get when it’s always men telling their stories. Kelly & Cal, the feature debut of both director Jen McGowan and screenwriter Amy Lowe Starbin, is a simple, honest, deeply satisfying, no-bullshit tale of 30something Kelly, who just can’t seem to be happy with her life — the disquieting sense that something is wrong, something is missing from suburban housewifery and motherhood is still a thing that haunts many a woman half a century after The Feminine Mystique identified the problem. Read more>>

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 0 Flares ×
Avatar

MaryAnn Johanson

MaryAnn Johanson is a freelance writer on film, TV, DVD, and pop culture from New York City and now based in London. She is the webmaster and sole critic at FlickFilosopher.com, which debuted in 1997 and is now one of the most popular, most respected, and longest-running movie-related sites on the Internet. Her film reviews also appear in a variety of alternative-weekly newspapers across the U.S. Johanson is one of only a few film critics who is a member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (the Webby organization), an invitation-only, 500-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities. She is also a member of the Online Film Critics Society. She has appeared as a cultural commentator on BBC Radio, LBC-London, and on local radio programs across North America, and she served as a judge at the first Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival at the 2003 I-Con, the largest SF convention on the East Coast. She is the author of The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride, and is an award-winning screenwriter. Read Johanson's recent articles below. For her AWFJ.org archive, type "MaryAnn Johanson" in the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).