Watch at Home: ‘Captain Marvel’ & More from Female Filmmakers

FF2 Media’s new “Watch at Home” columns list the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers that are newly available each week on DVD, Video On Demand &/or streaming services.

Here are the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers now available at home as of 5/31/2019 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):

  • Always Be My Maybe – Nahnatchka Khan (director), Ali Wong (co-writer)
  • Captain Marvel – Anna Boden (co-director/co-writer), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (co-writer)


This week’s selection is Captain Marvel, which is now available on Digital HD.  The formal home video release will take place on June 11th.  Though if you’re looking for something else, Always Be My Maybe is now streaming on Netflix.

The introduction of the “Carol Danvers” character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes during a very trying time.  We only have an idea of who survived The Snap but so many more are out there.  The ending of Avengers: Infinity War shows that both Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) previously met.  This film does a superb job in serving as an origin story for both of them.

What we know about Danvers early on in the film is that she’s residing on Hala, the capital of the Kree Civilization.  She’s a member of Starforce, a team that’s been put together by the A.I. Supreme Intelligence (Annette Bening).  Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) leads this team that also includes Korath (Djimon Hounsou), Minn-Erva (Gemma Chan), Att-Lass (Algenis Pérez Soto), and Bron-Char (Rune Temte).  The Starforce are but just one part of the equation in the ongoing Kree-Skull War.

The ongoing war between the Kree and the Skrulls, led by Talos (Ben Mendelsohn), are how Danvers finds herself falling through a Blockbuster Video ceiling.  While Blockbuster may seem foreign for younger generations, it’s very fitting to see one in the film.  Honestly, it’s one of the best things that help to give this film a 1990s feel.  No sooner than we know it, it’s welcome back to both Nick Fury and Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg).  Together, the duo lend some familiar faces to the film.  Neither are as battle-hardened as we’ve seen them in recent years.  Fury alone is a good decade away from putting together The Avengers Initiative.  Honestly, it’s a game-changer for the MCU.  I have to tip my cap to the visual effects team for de-aging them by two decades.  It’s a very impressive job in that regard.

Please click HERE for my full review.

© Danielle Solzman (05/31/19) FF2 Media

Featured photos from Captain Marvel EPK
Photo Credits: Disney

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Danielle Solzman is a Chicago-based film critic and an aspiring filmmaker if she can ever put enough time aside to work on her feature-length trans-led political comedy script. When not in Chicago, she attends various film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, and Toronto. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a BA in Public Relations while earning a Masters in Media Communications from Webster University after writing a thesis paper on comic books against the backdrop of the American political culture.
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