Skip to main content


Showing posts from June, 2018

NZ Update #16: Celebrations & Problems

In Aotearoa New Zealand we're keen on movies with women protagonists, in a variety of genres. At the box office last time I looked,  seven out of the top ten had women at their centre. But women wrote and directed only  two  of them. Just two more had women as co-writers– *1. Ocean’s 8 $746,780 (dir Gary Ross, wr *Olivia Milch, Gary Ross; distr Roadshow) 2. Solo: A Star Wars Story $220,207 (dir Ron Howard, wr Jon Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan; distr Walt Disney) 3. Deadpool 2 $207,067 (dir David Leitch, wr Drew Goddard, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick; distr Fox) *4. Hereditary $130,750 (dir/wr Ari Aster; distr Studiocanal) *5. Tea With The Dames $106,154 (dir Roger Michell; distr Transmission) 6. Avengers: Infinity War $75,320 (dir Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, wr Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeeley; distr Walt Disney) *7. The Bookshop $62,748 (wr/dir *Isabel Coixet from novel by Penelope Fitzgerald; distr Transmission) *8. Veere Di Wedding $47,967 (dir Shashanka Ghosh w