I launched my new column on AMC filmcritic.com with a post about why we need more women film directors, as if my readers had any doubt. But, then, it’s time to stop preaching only to the choir:
Following a summer where Bridesmaids and The Help book-ended the mainstream box office, Hollywood execs and mainstream critics have to wake up and smell the nonfat latte: Women’s movies are here to stay.
One would think those awful-yet-profitable Sex and the City movies should have already made this point, not to mention the movies of Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson, to name a few. Still, with Bridesmaids having made $268 million worldwide without bankable stars, what’s the takeaway? Click on that link to read the entire column.