All female directors this time (half-point for Amer, which was co-directed by Bruno Forzani). Since I’m playing catchup, I’ll only comment on the most memorable ones
Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010) * * * *
Amer (Cattet & Forzani, 2009) * * * *
Bachelorette (Leslye Headland, 2012) * * *
Aeon Flux (Karyn Kusama, 2005) * * *
What’s with all the hate for this film? All it wants to be is fun to watch, and it’s mostly that.
The Tempest (Julie Taymour, 2010) * *
Holy Smoke (Jane Campion, 1999) * * * *
This one had five stars locked in until about 2/3rds of the way through, when the understandable decision is made to drop the fascinating but cerebral talk and go sexually haywire… I get the decision, but I wasn’t done with the philosophy yet.
Away from Her (Sarah Polley, 2006) * * * *
Julie Christie puts in one of the top ten performances of the decade, maybe one of the top 5 (List coming later I guess, now that I’ve said that.. )