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Women Writers Week 2023: Table of Contents

This week, all of our content on the site is written by women. We'll update this table of contents page with links to new pieces as they go up.


Introduction to Women Writers Week 2023 by Chaz Ebert & Nell Minow

Nell Minow on Women Writers Week 2023 by Nell Minow


Champions by Marya E. Gates

I Got a Monster by Carla Renata

The Magic Flute by Nell Minow

Scream VI by Monica Castillo

65 by Christy Lemire

Stonewalling by Peyton Robinson

Therapy Dogs by Justine Smith

Unicorn Wars by Katie Rife

Unseen by Niani Scott

Unwelcome by Sheila O'Malley


Chemistry Carries Comedy of Act Your Age by Carla Hay

Mary J. Blige Strikes Perfect Balance as Host of The Wine Down by Carla Hay

Prime Video's Riches is Black, Bold, and Beautiful by Stacey Yvonne

A Spy Among Friends Has Strong Storytelling, But Lacks in Originality by Cristina Escobar

Stellar Acting Keeps Season Two of Perry Mason Afloat by Nandini Balial

Tracy’s McMillan’s UnPrisoned Uses Humor to Tell Truth by Cristina Escobar


Not Beholden to Certain Invisible Rules: Anna Bogutskaya on Unlikeable Female Characters by Nell Minow

Poker Face Showrunners Lilla and Nora Zuckerman on the Joys of Writing for Natasha Lyonne by Hannah and Cailin Loesch

A Well-Executed Combination of Humor and Vulnerability and Emotion: Kaitlin Olson on Champions by Nell Minow


Annihilation and the Power of Anxiety by Ally Johnson

Enter an Underrated Gem in Corridor of Mirrors by Laura Boyes

How Catherine Breillat Challenges Expectations of Sex in Modern Cinema by Justine Smith

How Riding in Cars with Boys Captures Single Motherhood by Olivia Collette

How Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator Shaped the Horror Landscape by Lauren Coates

How the World of Classical Music Has Responded to TÁR by Laura Emerick

The Impact of Everything Everywhere All at Once on the Asian-American Community by Jana Monji

The Lost Pioneers of the Early Film Era by Marya E. Gates

Malibu’s Most Wanted at 20: Black Culture as Food For All by Peyton Robinson

Michelle Yeoh: Kicking Ass Across the Multiverse by Beth Accomando

Oscar Predictions 2023: Who Will Win This Year by Susan Wloszczyna 

The Power of Lashana Lynch by Niani Scott

Stigmatization of Mental Health For Black Men Permeates Cinematic Landscape by Carla Renata

A Tale as Old as Time: On the Enduring Value of Beauty and the Beast Stories by Mira Singer

These Violent Delights Have Angered Fans: Why Violent & Brilliant Heroines Are Often Seen as Out of “Place” by Sherin Nicole

The Stories Behind Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon by Sarah Knight Adamson

The Underrated Sayles: An Appreciation of Baby It's You on Its 40th Anniversary by Caroline Madden


The African Desperate by Peyton Robinson

After Blue by Katie Rife

The Batman by Christy Lemire

Blueback by Nell Minow

Creed III by Christy Lemire

Everything Everywhere All At Once by Marya E. Gates

The Forger by Monica Castillo

A Little White Lie by Tomris Laffly

The Lost City by Abby Olcese

Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre by Sheila O'Malley

Palm Trees and Power Lines by Katie Rife

Smile by Katie Rife

Top Gun: Maverick by Tomris Laffly


How a Mother's Love Transformed a Nation and Inspired a Movement by Carla Renata

How Dil Chahta Hai Raised the Bar for Commercial Hindi Cinema by Nandini Balial

In Jordan Peele's Nope, the Darkness Stares Back by Valerie Kalfrin

The Legacy of 90s Teen Girl Murder Films by Gabrielle Moss

On the Rise of Taylor Swift, Filmmaker by Lauren Coates

7 Movies to Watch on the 50th Anniversary of Watergate by Nell Minow

Scene Stealer: A Tribute to Isabel Jewell by Laura Emerick

Some Idea of Me: On the 10th Anniversary of Ruby Sparks by Marya E. Gates

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