we see chick flicks

We See Chick Flicks: “Hysteria”

Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Felicity Jones, and Rupert Everett

I wanted to love “Hysteria.”  I really did.  It has Maggie Gyllenhaal being her ball-busting feminist self, Hugh…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2012 - 12:00 pm

We See Chick Flicks: “Newlyweds”

Starring Edward Burns and Caitlin Fitzgerlad

Do relationships thrive on total honesty and communication? Or do omissions and little white lies keep hurt feelings at bay and  love…

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2012 - 4:00 pm

We See Chick Flicks: “The Iron Lady”

Starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach, Harry Lloyd

Margaret Thatcher was prime minister of the United Kingdom the year I was born (that would be 1984) and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 26, 2011 - 11:00 am

We See Chick Flicks: “Young Adult”

Starring Charlie Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson & Elizabeth Reaser
Written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman
I went into a screening of “Young Adult” already…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 9, 2011 - 3:00 pm

We See Chick Flicks: “My Week With Marilyn”

Starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Emma Watson

You might think “My Week With Marilyn” would be a lighthearted film about one of the…

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2011 - 4:00 pm

We See Chick Flicks: “Gloria: In Her Own Words”

Gloria Steinem became famous in 1963 when she published an article called “A Bunny’s Tale” in which she went undercover at a Playboy Club to expose the treatment of its…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2011 - 3:40 pm

We See Chick Flicks: “Bill Cunningham New York”

Starring Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour, Annette de la Renta, Iris Apfel, Tom Wolf, Kim Hastreiter, Patrick McDonald, Michael Kors

I know a woman whose life possibly peaked when she…

Jessica Wakeman | May 17, 2011 - 5:00 pm

We See Chick Flicks: “Bridesmaids”

Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Jon Hamm, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kempner

When Jon Hamm shirtless is not the best part of the movie,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2011 - 11:00 am

We See Chick Flicks: “Tiny Furniture”

Starring Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Alex Karpovsky, David Call

Last year I interviewed writer/director Diablo Cody, who said something which has long stuck in my…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2010 - 7:15 pm

We See Chick Flicks: “Made In Dagenham”

Starring Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike, and Bob Hoskins

We all know what 1960s America looked like for white-collar professional women like the ones on “Mad Men.” While…

Jessica Wakeman | November 16, 2010 - 6:50 pm

We See Chick Flicks: “Precious”

Starring Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey
Directed by Lee Daniels
Based on the book by Sapphire

After all the hype surrounding “Precious” — the critical acclaim, Oprah’s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 9, 2009 - 6:30 pm

We See Chick Flicks: New York, I Love You

Starring Natalie Portman, Rachel Bilson, Hayden Christensen, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Bradley Cooper, Ethan Hawke, and more
Directed by Faith Akin, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, Brett Ratner, and more

Catherine Strawn | October 19, 2009 - 8:00 pm
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