MOVIE OF THE WEEK September 18, 2020: SIBYL

The line between life and art becomes very blurred in Sibyl, French feminist filmmaker Justine Triet’s intimate, ethically complex drama about the titular Sibyl (Virginie Efira), an emotionally fragile psychotherapist who finds inspiration for her novel in her patient’s complicated life. But can she deal with her own insecurities and past entanglements?

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SIBYL – Review by Loren King

Sibyl deftly balances romantic thriller and delicious drama with comic overtones about movie making. It’s one of the best on this rich subject since Truffaut’s classic Day For Night. Sibyl is a smart, surprising and sophisticated movie for adults, a refreshing reprieve from low bar moviemaking.

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PROXIMA – Review by Sarah Ward

Work-life balance for parents, and the ebbs and flows of maternal ties specifically, aren’t a new topic — in general or in cinema. But films primarily about female astronauts, rather than just embedding a woman as part of a larger team, are still noticeably rare. So are movies that examine the professional and personal minutiae complicating a woman and mother’s trip beyond the earth.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, December 30 – January 5: TONI ERDMANN

Maren Ade’s film Toni Erdmann is something no one could have predicted. A three-hour German comedy about a father and daughter reunion, set against the contemporary bleakness of corporate Bucharest Opening Dec. 26, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Toni Erdmann. The film has consistently popped up on critics’ top-ten lists and packed in the awards. It is fully deserving of every accolade. Read on…

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Top Female Performances @ New York Film Festival 2016 — Liz Whittemore reports

The New York Film Festival is the perfect venue for women to really show the world what they’re artistically capable of. This year was no exception. With performances from Annette Bening, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and Cynthia Nixon to name a few, here is a list of what I believe are some of the best of the best of women at NYFF54.

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