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    52 Films by Women ~ July – December

    One of my ongoing goals is simply to watch more films that are written and directed by women, but I consistently fail in this attempt! I’ve attempted the 52 films by women challenge two years in a row now, and failed each time. It’s pitiful really, considering how many films I do watch (92 in 2018), that I can’t manage at least one a week by a female writer or director. But it’s a 37 Before 37 item now, so hopefully that will help boost my attempt! Here’s what I watched in the second half of 2018.52Films2

    Set It Up – Directed by Claire Scanlon, written by Katie Silberman

    To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Directed by Susan Johnson, written by Sofia Alvarez

    Copycat – Co-written by Ann Biderman

    A Simple Favour – Written by Jessica Sharzer


    Road House – Co-written by Hilary Henkin

    A League of Their Own – Directed by Penny Marshall

    One Day – Directed by Lone Scherfig

    Widows – Co-written by Gillian Flynn


    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Written by J.K. Rowling

    The Prince of Tides – Directed by Barbra Streisand, co-written by Becky Johnson

    The Princess Switch – Written by Robin Bernheim and Megan Metzger

    The Gentle Sex – Co-written by Aimée Stuart

    Along with what I watched in January, February and March, and April, May and June, that takes my total to 29. That’s quite far short of the 52 target, and only makes up just over 30% of all the films I watched last year. This is only partly down to me, of course: women just aren’t equally represented in the film industry! But I already have lots on my list that I want to watch, so hopefully I can hit 52 in 2019!

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    52 Films By Women

    This is the first year in a while that I haven’t set myself a target number of films to watch….