Category Archives: sex

"To Each, Her Own" by Myriam Aziza (2018)

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to each her own
A Jewish lesbian falls for a Muslim Black
Performances lack cohesion but message is welcome
Cast: Sarah Stern, Jean-Christophe Folly, Julia Piaton
Director: Myriam Aziza
Writers: Myriam Aziza, Denyse Rodriguez-Tomé
Music by Martin Rappeneau
Cinematography by Benoît Chamaillard
Film Editing by Vincent Zuffranieri

"Appropriate Behavior" by Desiree Akhavan (2014)

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Appropriate Behavior
What does ‘appropriate behavior’mean for someone who doesn’t fit anywhere?
Cast: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Scott Adsit, Anh Duong
Director: Desiree Akhavan
Screenplay: Desiree Akhavan
Music by Josephine Wiggs
Cinematography by Chris Teague
Film Editing by Sara Shaw

"Miss Stevens" by Julia Hart (2016)

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Miss Stevens
A young female teacher has a short-lived sex-only relationship with another teacher but feels a deeper attraction for one of her students, which she has to resist
Cast: Lily Rabe, Lili Reinhart, Anthony Quintal, Timothée Chalamet, Pamela Drake Wilson, David Faulkner
Director: Julia Hart
Writer: Julia Hart, Jordan Horowitz
Cinematographer: Sebastian Winterø
Editor: Amy McGrath, Lee Haugen

“Outside In” by Lynn Shelton (2017)

Outside in

A focused, “quiet, deeply empathetic film” (Allison Shoemaker) / Formidable performance by Edie Falco

Cast: Edie Falco, Jay Duplass, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben Schwartz, Aaron Blakely, Claudine Nako
Director: Lynn Shelton
Writer: Jay Duplass, Lynn Shelton
Cinematographer: Nathan M. Miller
Editor: Celia Beasley
Composer: Andrew Bird

“The Feels” by Jenée LaMarque (2017)

The Feels

Another approach to ‘a young woman in search of her identity’ / Team work gives a very nice ‘feel’ to the movie

Cast: Constance Wu, Josh Fadem, Jenée LaMarque
Director: Jenée LaMarque
Writers: Jenée LaMarque, Lauren Parks
Music by Julian Wass
Cinematography by Kristin Fieldhouse
Film Editing by Steph Zenee Perez

“Reinventing Marvin” by Anne Fontaine (France, 2017)

 

Reinventing Marvin

A young gay man stages a theater play about his youth, which enables him to distance himself from the environment where he grew up and allows him to come to term with it / Excellent scenario “like a postmodern collage” [Diego Semerene

Cast: Finnegan Oldfield, Grégory Gadebois, Vincent Macaigne
Director: Anne Fontaine
Writers: Pierre Trividic, Anne Fontaine
Cinematography by Yves Angelo
Film Editing by Annette Dutertre

“Revenge” by Coralie Fargeat (France, 2017)

 

Revenge

fantastic photography and camera work… and a flood of blood!

Cast: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède
Director: Coralie Fargeat
Writer: Coralie Fargeat
Director of Photography: Robrecht Heyvaert
Editor: Coralie Fargeat, Bruno Safar, Jérôme Eltabet
Music: Robin Coudert

“Pure” by Lisa Langseth (Sweden, 2010)

Pure

Outstanding acting by Vikander / a not really focused and a bit chaotic musical choice / original title: To What’s Beautiful

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Samuel Fröler, Josephine Bauer
Director: Lisa Langseth
Writer: Lisa Langseth
Music by Per-Erik Winberg
Cinematography by Simon Pramsten
Film Editing by Malin Lindström