movies by or about women opening US/Can from Wed Aug 15

Adele Lim and Lea Carpenter cowrite two of the week’s wide releases, (respectively) ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and ‘Mile 22.’ Progress!

new in wide release

Crazy Rich Asians | my review | find cinemas

Adele Lim cowrites this romantic comedy about an American woman (Constance Wu) who travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. (male director)

Mile 22 | my review | find cinemas

Lea Carpenter cowrites this action thriller about a (male) elite intelligence officer. (male director)

new in limited release

Cielo | find cinemas

Alison McAlpine directs this documentary about the Chilean night sky and those who observe it.

A Whale of a Tale | find cinemas

Megumi Sasaki directs this documentary about whalers in Japan.

The Ranger | find cinemas

Jenn Wexler directs and cowrites this horror movie about a teen punk (Chloe Levine) and her friends who encounter a deranged park ranger.

Gold | find cinemas

Reema Kagti directs and cowrites this historical drama about the (male) athlete who won India’s first post-independence Olympic medal, in 1948.

Glenn Close in ‘The Wife’

Glenn Close in ‘The Wife’

The Wife | find cinemas

Jane Anderson writes this drama about a woman (Glenn Close) stuck in the shadow of her famous novelist husband. (male director)

Breaking & Exiting | find cinemas

Jordan Hinson writes and costars in this comedy about a (male) burglar who gets gets involved with the woman he was trying to rob. (male director)

Juliet, Naked | my review | find cinemas

Evgenia Peretz and Tamara Jenkins cowrite this romantic dramedy about a woman (Rose Byrne) caught between her boyfriend and the (male) object of his fannish obsession. (male director)

Blaze | find cinemas

Sybil Rosen cowrites this biographical drama about the musician Blaze Foley. (male director)

AnnaSophia Robb in ‘Down a Dark Hall’

AnnaSophia Robb in ‘Down a Dark Hall’

Down a Dark Hall | find cinemas

AnnaSophia Robb stars in this horror fantasy as a student exploring her supernatural new school. Costarring Uma Thurman, Isabelle Fuhrman, and Victoria Moroles. (male writers and director)

Memoir of War | my review | find cinemas

Mélanie Thierry stars in this historical drama about a French woman torn between two men during the Nazi occupation of Paris during World War II. (male writer-director)

Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks | find cinemas

Kristin Slaysman costars in this dramedy about a pair of siblings coping with the aftermath of the deaths of their parents. (male writers and director)

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