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Jan has a new blog:

The Hot Pink Pen

Note: Unless youíre a crossword puzzle freak, you may not know that ďa penĒ is a female swan ;-)

Jan is also writing full reviews of films by women 
filmmakers for the Fund for Women Artists.


 

 

 

 


  Archive of columns written for
The Woman's NewspapersTM:

CHICAGO WOMAN
  NORTH SHORE WOMAN
  NORTHWEST INDIANA WOMAN
  SOUTH SUBURBAN WOMAN  
  +
  TAMPA BAY WOMAN

 

Published between 1/1/04 & 5/1/06.
 

SPOTLIGHT ON DEEPA MEHTA (May/June 2006):
CAMILLA, EARTH, FIRE, WATER

VISIONS OF AN EARLIER AMERICA:
Films by Women Filmmakers (March/April 2006)

THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO, THE PRIZE WINNER OF DEFIANCE, OHIO, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD, THE WEIGHT OF WATER

LONG LIVE THE KING! (January/February 2006)
KING KONG remake is FF2ís Top Film of 2005  

WOMEN DIRECTORS SHINE at 2005 FILM FESTS
(November/December 2005)

FREE ZONE, LOOK BOTH WAYS, NORTH COUNTRY, THE UNSEEN

Labor Day (September/October 2005)
(13 CONVERSATIONS, BEAUTY SHOP, ERIN BROCKOVICH, JAPANESE STORY)

Spotlight on British Director Sally Potter (July/August 2005):
ORLANDO, THE MAN WHO CRIED, THE TANGO LESSON, YES

The Mother/Daughter Dance (May/June 2005):
FREAKY FRIDAY, LOSING ISAIAH, SAVING FACE, VIRGIN

Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence (March/April 2005):
A JURY OF HER PEERS, A THOUSAND ACRES, I SHOT ANDY WARHOL, MONSTER

WOMEN FILMMAKERS EXPLORE LOVEíS MYSTERIES (January/February 2005):
DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, SHALL WE DANCE?, VANITY FAIR, ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS

Women Directors Shine at 2004 Film Fests (November / December 2004) 
BORN INTO BROTHELS, DEAR FRANKIE, NATHALIE, THE WOODSMAN

Women & War (September/October 2004)
RUNNING ON EMPTY, HEIR TO AN EXECUTION, EARTH, ROSENSTRASSE

Musical Women (July/August 2004)
ANNE B. REAL, FUNNY GIRL, GRACE OF MY HEART, SONGCATCHER

Women Artists (May/June 2004):
THE COMPANY, CROSS CREEK, FRIDA, THE GOVERNESS

Women Athletes (March/April 2004):
BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, BLUE CRUSH, GIRLFIGHT, LOVE & BASKETBALL

New Beginnings (January/February 2004):
MOSTLY MARTHA, THE PEREZ FAMILY, THE SAFETY OF OBJECTS, UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Consistent with Janís interest in promoting the work of women filmmakers, 
all films reviewed for The Womanís NewspapersTM will have 
either a woman director and/or a woman screenwriter.

The opinions expressed in these reviews are always Janís.
For Richís perspective, see his ratings & our FF2 haikus.