movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Dec 21-Jan 04

Women get wide releases! Christina Hodson writes and Hailee Steinfeld stars in sci-fi action-adventure ‘Bumblebee’; Deborah Davis cowrites and Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz star in historical dramedy ‘The Favourite’; more...

new in wide release

Bumblebee | my review | find cinemas

Christina Hodson writes this sci-fi action-adventure about a teenaged girl (Hailee Steinfeld) who befriends a (coded-male) alien robot soldier. (male director)

The Favourite | find cinemas

Deborah Davis cowrites this historical dramedy about intrigue at Queen Anne’s court. Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz. (male director)

Welcome to Marwen | my review | find cinemas

Caroline Thompson cowrites this dramedy about a (male) photographer who utilizes an unusual form of art therapy to recover from a trauma. (male director)

Emily Blunt in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Emily Blunt in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Mary Poppins Returns | find cinemas

Emily Blunt costars in this fantasy comedy as a magical nanny who shepherds a family through tough times. Costarring Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Meryl Streep, and Julie Walters. (male writers and director)

new in limited release

RBG | my review | find cinemas

Julie Cohen and Betsy West direct this documentary biography about pioneering judicial activist and US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Virginie Efira in ‘An Impossible Love’

Virginie Efira in ‘An Impossible Love’

An Impossible Love | find cinemas

Catherine Corsini directs and cowrites, with Christine Angot and Laurette Polmanss, this French romantic drama about a woman (Virginie Efira) raising her daughter on her own.

Polina | my review | find cinemas

Valérie Müller codirects and writes this French-Russian drama about a ballet dancer (Anastasia Shevtsova) struggling to learn her art. Costarring Juliette Binoche.

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