WEEK IN WOMEN: Beyoncé brings RENAISSANCE concert film to movie theaters – Brandy McDonnell reports

Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé officially arrives in theaters on Dec. 1, with select screenings starting on Nov. 30. Running 2 1/2 hours, Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé follows the journey of Queen Bey’s blockbuster “Renaissance World Tour” from its inception to its opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to its finale in Kansas City, Missouri. The film is said to reveal Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production; her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy; and her mastery of her craft, from its inception to its opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to its finale in Kansas City, Missouri.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Katherine Jakeway’s THE BUCCANEERS takes on Edith Wharton – Brandy McDonnell reports

Led by an all-female creative team, The Buccaneers makes its global debut on Apple TV+ with the first three episodes on Wednesday, Nov. 8, followed by new episodes weekly, every Wednesday through Dec. 13. The new eight-episode drama, inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton’s unfinished final novel of the same name, comes from creator Katherine Jakeways.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: ‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’ sets all-time record – Brandy McDonnell reports

Considering the number of records she’s shattered over the course of her music career, it’s little surprise that Taylor Swift has set a record for the biggest concert film opening of all time. Bowing in theaters Oct. 13, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour topped the North American box office with a huge opening of $92.8 million during its first three days in theaters, according to CNBC. It is the biggest concert film opening of all time. It’s also the second-highest October domestic film opening, after the 2019 North American bow for Joker, which nabbed $96.2 million.

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WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING – Review by Martha K Baker

Where the Crawdads Sing includes sex, shells, and snots and the Piggly Wiggly. It’s the story of a determined woman, shot and written by same. Director Olivia Newman handily flips the plots, back and forth, through the Sixties in the South, placing nature front and center to tell this story of Kya, a natural naturalist.

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WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING – Review by Susan Granger

It’s a courtroom drama/murder mystery/ coming-of-age saga/ romance. Unfortunately, as adapted by Luci Alibar, directed by Olivia Newman, photographed by Polly Morgan and produced by Reese Witherspoon, it’s become disappointingly banal, evoking memories of sappy Nicholas Sparks’ novels – with an original song “Carolina,” written and performed by Taylor Swift.

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WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING – Review by T. J. Callahan

Where the Crawdads Sing is based on the wildly popular novel set in the 1950’s and 60’s that tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself in the rural swampland of North Carolina. Known as the Marsh Girl around the nearby town, she haunts the community in more ways than one. This largely female helmed production has all the elements of a fulfilling summer fling.

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