WEEK IN WOMEN: NYWIFT celebrates 2023 Muse Awards — Brandy McDonnell Reports

New York Women in Film & Television hosted its 42nd Muse Awards at its annual gala lunch held on March 28 at New York’s Cipriani 42nd Street. Celebrating women of vision and achievement, the lunchtime gala is New York Women in Film & Television’s flagship fundraising event, attended by leading executives from every major studio, broadcast and cable network and film production facility. This year’s Muse Awards honorees include actors Freida Pinto and Sharon Stone, IFC Films President Arianna Bocco, television personality Sandra Lee and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Janet Yang.

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MR. MALCOLM’S LIST – Review by Susan Granger

Mr. Malcolm’s List is a frothy, Regency-era romantic comedy, directed by Emma Holly Jones and written by Suzanne Allain, based on her 2020 novel by the same name. Set in 1818 England, the upper-class, marriage-market plot revolves around the season’s most eligible bachelor (British/Nigerian actor Sope Dirisu), who has a checklist of 10 qualities that any future ‘Mrs. Malcolm’ must possess.

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MR. MALCOLM’S LIST – Review by Carol Cling

It is a truth universally acknowledged — at least among those who revere the literary works of Jane Austen — that there can never be too many Regency-era romances, or cinematic adaptations of same. A new version of Persuasion is coming soon to a streaming service near you, but if you can’t wait to get lost in Austenland, Mr. Malcolm’s List should satisfy your expectations. The title character’s focus is on finding someone who meets his prerequisites — and his inevitable discovery that prerequisites have nothing to do with true love.

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