Currently Browsing: Booksmart
Four years ago today, Booksmart was released in theaters. It is a wildly funny film about two high school seniors who are given one last chance to have fun before they graduate. Arguably, Booksmart’s main appeal is the charm of its two main characters who are not only funny but brilliant and big-hearted. Beanie Feldstein, who plays Molly, absolutely shines in this role. … read more.
Dynamic Duos of Dames: A Celebration of the Work of Susanna Fogel
Susanna Fogel is a wonderful screenwriter and director, probably best known for her most recent film, Booksmart, a comedy directed by Olivia Wilde and starring Beanie Feldstein and Katelyn Dever, nominated for a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay, and for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.… read more.
Women make up about 30 percent of nominees being recognized by the Writers Guild of America for writing feature films in 2019. Of 23 total nominated screenwriters on 15 films, seven are women.
Five of 10 writers nominated for Original Screenplay are female: 1917 co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Booksmart writers Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman.… read more.
There were so many films released during the past year but the following are among the best women-directed films of 2019.
If there’s one film that I believe will still be talked about in a decade, it’s Booksmart. This is a film that re-defines what female friendship means for a new generation.… read more.
Olivia Wilde’s summer comedy Booksmart was quickly dubbed “the female Superbad” by publications like Vox and CinemaBlend after its release in May. Twitter users cited similarities between the two films, while Interview Magazine and InStyle both published articles about why the film is better than Superbad (2007).… read more.
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 9/6/2019 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):
- Booksmart – Olivia Wilde (director), Emily Halpen & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman (co-writers)
- Boy Genius – Bridget Stokes (director), Vicky Wright (writer)
- Mary Magdalene – Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett (co-writers)
- Satanic Panic – Chelsea Stardust (director)
DANIELLE’S TOP PICK OF THE WEEK
This week’s selection is Booksmart. … read more.