Monday, March 2, 2015

New Blog: Films Directed by Women


I have decided to start an archival and informational Tumblr called Films Directed by Women. It will feature trailers, full films, film stills, and other ephemera concerning films directed by women and people who identify as women (or, I guess in Tumblr terms, cisgendered and transgendered women).

The blog is completely objective, no value judgments will be placed on the content or physical quality of the films. All genres are accepted. I am aiming for 10 posts a day.

I am accepting submissions because I can't do this alone. I recognize that there are a lot of gaps in my knowledge, particularly with films that are not produced in America or Europe. And as wide as I would like the scope of the blog to be, there are a lot of things new and old that might fly under my radar.

The submission page is here. Please submit or help spread the word!

The tumblr is here. I am still working on a tagging system, so let me know if there is something that is missing in terms of what you look for when you look for films. I don't know whether I should be very specific with years in the tags, content (genre, subgenre, sexuality, kinks when applicable), or a director's race and sexuality.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

88 Horror Films Directed by Women 1905-2005 Part 6 of 6: 2002-2005

In honor of Women in Horror Month, I will be posting about horror films directed by women from the years 1905-2005. I admit that this was based on research I did before I went to graduate school, hence not being totally current (but at the exact 100 year mark, at least!). I will be posting about 14-15 films a day, in order. Some will just be the most basic info, others will either be trailers or the full films, depending on what is available online. I guess this can be considered for posterity and to show where the gaps are since a good deal of these films are hard to find or were never released past VHS, if that in some cases.

Note: I personally cannot vouch for the physical or narrative quality for a good deal of these films. I will mark any I have seen with an asterisk (*) or link the few I have written about over the years. Feel free to ask me about the ones I have seen if you're unsure of them.

Part 1 (#1-14, 1905-1978)
Part 2 (#15-29, 1978-1986)
Part 3 (#30-45, 1987 & 1988)
Part 4 (#46-61, 1989-1992)
Part 5 (#62-77, 1993-2001)

Last set of entries. 5 out of 11 have no video of any sort that is easily accessible online. I do not know if it is because these films were released in a sort of nebulous pre-and-beginning of Youtube era, or if it's for some other reason.

Feel free to comment with any I may have missed.
Maybe I will update through 2015 if I'm still around next year.


Friday, February 27, 2015

88 Horror Films Directed by Women 1905-2005, Part 5 of 6: 1993-2001

In honor of Women in Horror Month, I will be posting about horror films directed by women from the years 1905-2005. I admit that this was based on research I did before I went to graduate school, hence not being totally current (but at the exact 100 year mark, at least!). I will be posting about 14-15 films a day, in order. Some will just be the most basic info, others will either be trailers or the full films, depending on what is available online. I guess this can be considered for posterity and to show where the gaps are since a good deal of these films are hard to find or were never released past VHS, if that in some cases.

Note: I personally cannot vouch for the physical or narrative quality for a good deal of these films. I will mark any I have seen with an asterisk (*) or link the few I have written about over the years. Feel free to ask me about the ones I have seen if you're unsure of them.

Part 1 (#1-14, 1905-1978)
Part 2 (#15-29, 1978-1986)
Part 3 (#30-45, 1987 & 1988)
Part 4 (#46-61, 1989-1992)

1993-2001, where a few masterpieces get mixed in with straight-to-video works, post-Scream cash-in sequels, and the rising Japanese horror.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

88 Horror Films Directed by Women 1905-2005, Part 4 of 6: 1989-1992

In honor of Women in Horror Month, I will be posting about horror films directed by women from the years 1905-2005. I admit that this was based on research I did before I went to graduate school, hence not being totally current (but at the exact 100 year mark, at least!). I will be posting about 14-15 films a day, in order. Some will just be the most basic info, others will either be trailers or the full films, depending on what is available online. I guess this can be considered for posterity and to show where the gaps are since a good deal of these films are hard to find or were never released past VHS, if that in some cases.

Note: I personally cannot vouch for the physical or narrative quality for a good deal of these films. I will mark any I have seen with an asterisk (*) or link the few I have written about over the years. Feel free to ask me about the ones I have seen if you're unsure of them.

Part 1 (#1-14, 1905-1978)
Part 2 (#15-29, 1978-1986)
Part 3 (#30-45, 1987 & 1988)
Part 5 (#62-77, 1993-2001)

1989-1992, and so the saga of Buffy Summers began.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

88 Horror Films Directed by Women 1905-2005, Part 3 of 6: 1987 & 1988

In honor of Women in Horror Month, I will be posting about horror films directed by women from the years 1905-2005. I admit that this was based on research I did before I went to graduate school, hence not being totally current (but at the exact 100 year mark, at least!). I will be posting about 14-15 films a day, in order. Some will just be the most basic info, others will either be trailers or the full films, depending on what is available online. I guess this can be considered for posterity and to show where the gaps are since a good deal of these films are hard to find or were never released past VHS, if that in some cases.

Note: I personally cannot vouch for the physical or narrative quality for a good deal of these films. I will mark any I have seen with an asterisk (*) or link the few I have written about over the years. Feel free to ask me about the ones I have seen if you're unsure of them.

Part 1 (#1-14, 1905-1978)
Part 2 (#15-29, 1978-1986)
Part 4 (#46-61, 1989-1992)
Part 5 (#62-77, 1993-2001)

1987 and 1988 were relatively busy years. And since these films were made at the height of the VHS era, even those that have yet to be released on DVD or Blu-Ray have made it on to Youtube in varying degrees of quality.