亚博-登陆采用百度引擎5（Baidu 9）On February 12, Netflix will release To All the Boys: Always and Forever. It’s the last in a trilogy of films based on author Jenny Han’s young adult novels, which follow the starry-eyed Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) as she accidentally and then on purpose falls in love with her perfect suitor (or, at least as perfect as a high school relationship can be).The films are extremely popular. The first two, which were released in 2018 and 2020, have respective Tomatometer scores of 96% and 75% and are both Certified Fresh. Fans became obsessed with Yakult, the so-called “Korean yogurt smoothie” that Lara Jean and her family drink in the films, and they especially became captivated with Noah Centineo, the actor who plays love interest Peter Kavinsky. In doing this, To All the Boys has followed in the tradition of other rom-coms – some of which it actually references, like Always and Forever’s re-creation of John Cusack’s boom box moment from 1989’s Say Anything – in crossing the line from being a sweet flick to an endearing part of pop-culture canon.(Photo by Katie Yu/Netflix) I think that people crave conflict, but not too much conflict. But why are some rom-coms so addictive?“I think that people crave conflict, but not too much conflict,” Han says. “When the outside world is so tumultuous, people don t necessarily want to be stressed out when they re watching a movie, and they have a couple of hours just to relax… Because, ultimately, regardless of whether the two people get together in the end which they usually do, but not always you know that it s still going to be like an optimistic ending.”This is further confounding because these movies’ viewpoint is diametrically opposed to the way more people have reportedly begun to feel about monogamy. Marriage rates have been dropping for years for a number of reasons and a pre-coronavirus report from the Pew Research Center found that “fewer than one-in-five U.S. adults say being married is essential for a man or a woman to live a fulfilling life.”(Photo by Katie Yu/Netflix) Rom-coms, like mainstream teen films, female friendship films, bromance films and others, are feel-good films.' And yet, just because people are more woke to the complexities of modern-day relationships doesn’t mean that they haven’t traditionally been eager to watch something light and fun.“The rom-com has a long history in Hollywood back to the screwball comedies of the 1930s, the sex comedies of the 1950s, the anxious rom-coms of the 1970s and the nostalgic rom-coms of the 1980s and ‘90s,” says Shelley Cobb, an associate professor of film at England’s University of Southampton and a feminist film and media studies scholar.Cobb says that while “their popularity waxes and wanes over time” these films stick in the zeitgeist because of the promise of “the comfort of predictability, the satisfaction of a happy ending, and the comedy.”“Rom-coms, like mainstream teen films, female friendship films, bromance films and others, are feel-good films, ” Cobb says, adding that “even if the relationships on screen don t look exactly like your own, we know what it s like to love and hate people in our lives and to be sad and be happy because of those people.”(Photo by Katie Yu/Netflix) People have this pressure that they have to find the one. But does the genre also bring with it a risk of false hope? Are some movie-goers who relate to To All the Boys’ Lara Jean raised to obsess over meet-cutes and promposals? (And then perhaps feel depressed if things don’t work out that way in real life?)Julie Spira, a Los-Angeles based matchmaker and online dating coach who runs CyberDatingExpert.com, says she still has clients who “expect me to have this digital magic wand that, you know, within three days or three weeks, they re gonna find the one.”“People have this pressure that they have to find the one,” Spira says, adding that, especially now that we’re in a pandemic, “I m saying you just need to expand. You need to cast a wide net. You need to expand your social circle. You need to find a pen pal; you need to find a digital pen pal. And that person is going to be a friend. And, maybe, that friendship will turn into romance. Maybe it won t. But your life can be enriched by having a great person in your life.”It’s also helpful that the genre of romantic comedies is expanding. These films are increasingly more queer inclusive (see 2018’s Love, Simon or 2020’s Chemical Hearts and Happiest Season, for example) and To All The Boys is one of many recent examples that strove for racially diverse casts.(Photo by Katie Yu/Netflix) Singles are saying that they re looking for a meaningful relationship, a long-term relationship, more than ever. This series also makes a point of telling the story of a teen girl – not a couple.Michael Fimognari, who directed the second and third To All the Boys movies and was the cinematographer on the first one, says that while the films’ plots have included a love triangle and will they/won’t they dynamics, the intent of the filmmakers was always to “show the full Lara Jean Covey story” and that “it was always about her dealing with being in a real relationship.”Fimognari came to these films after a career that included a lot of horror titles – another genre that’s seen a shift in recent years – and says that “maybe, you know, 30 years ago, rom-coms could get made on the big studio level and get put out and you had [names associated with them like] John Hughes and you have these big theatrical releases with stars.” Now, he says, streaming services like Netflix have “thrived on being able to allow people to see the movie they want to see.”But does this coalesce with what the viewing public expects for its own life?Dating expert Spira says a focus on commitment-free courtships had a moment, but since COVID-19 locked people indoors, “singles are saying that they re looking for a meaningful relationship, a long-term relationship, more than ever.”“I m very curious to see if that will continue as things open up,” she says. “I have a feeling it will, because peoples’ brains have been rewired into thinking that they want one meaningful person to spend your life with, or at least during a crisis.”Or maybe they’ve just been stuck at home re-watching old rom-coms.On an Apple device? 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Tom Holland is riding high as Marvel Studios current live-action Spider-Man, but he is far from the first to slip on the Spidey suit. Some would say it was Tobey Maguire, with his three Spider-Man films directed by Sam Raimi, who kicked off the superhero movie era as we know it and respect must be paid; others would say Andrew Garfield was an underrated web-slinger who perhaps failed to soar less because of his performance than the movies that surrounded it. Others would counter with a GIF of Maguire dancing. We re here to settle the debate once and for all – at least Mark Ellis is. Our Vs. host is breaking down the Spider-Men by Tomatometer, box office, and the villains they faced to determine once and for all who wore it best – it being the blue-and-red suit, of course.Check out clips of some of Spider-Man s best moments. 可以预见的是，接下来会有更多来自不同平台的游戏尝试跨端，而手游也会作为其中一大新生力量，输出更多优质的产品。据了解，Unity的跨端服务团队已经与国内多家知名大厂达成了合作，相关的产品在今后就会陆续上线。
从之前的活动就可以看出，每次英雄上线，LOL手游都会推出相关的活动，供玩家们领取任务奖励和白嫖英雄。至于这次都会推出哪几位英雄，让我们拭目以待吧。亚博-登陆The bestselling video game franchise Resident Evil already has a major film franchise, but the story is now being mined for TV in a Netflix series. Also headed to the small screen: a charity special that reunites the cast of The West Wing for a reading of the famous Hartsfield s Landing episode. HBO has added a slew of famous faces to new projects Between the World and Me and Equal. Learn about these and more casting, development and trailer news that happened in TV this week.TOP STORYNetflix Orders Resident Evil SeriesStep aside Walking Dead. One of the most popular, best-selling survival horror video games of all time, Resident Evil, is getting a scripted animated series adaptation at Netflix (and no, it won t be related to Paul W. S. Anderson s Milla Jovovich movies). The streaming service has teamed up with Capcom to bring the story, set in two different timelines, to your screen. In the first timeline, 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker are moved to New Raccoon City. A manufactured, corporate town, forced on them right as adolescence is in full swing. But the more time they spend there, the more they come to realize that the town is more than it seems and their father may be concealing dark secrets. Secrets that could destroy the world, reads the official description. Cut to the second timeline, well over a decade into the future: there are less than 15 million people left on Earth. And more than six billion monsters — people and animals infected with the T-virus. Jade, now 30, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past — about her sister, her father and herself — continue to haunt her. Former Supernatural showrunner Andrew Dabb will be at the helm of the new series, and fans need not worry because Resident Evil is his favorite game of all time. For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before, Dabb said in a statement.The West Wing Cast Reuniting for New Special(Photo by NBC)Aaron Sorkin and his West Wing cast are reuniting for a very good cause: The creative team from the long-running political drama, which ended in 2006 after seven seasons, have teamed up with Michelle Obama for a fundraiser in support of When We All Vote. The non-profit, non-partisan organization, co-chaired by the former First Lady, was founded to increase participation in every election in America.A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, directed by Thomas Schlamme, will see Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford and Martin Sheen perform a staged reading of the episode Hartsfield s Landing as well as a special message from Obama, plus additional cast members and special guests from the worlds of public service and the arts. It ll film over multiple days in October at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. WarnerMedia will also make a donation to the organization.New Trailers: Netflix Is Making The WitcherThe second season of The Witcher is currently filming in Europe, but that doesn t mean you have to wait until 2021 for new Witcher content. Netflix has released a trailer for its new behind-the-scenes documentary Making The Witcher, which provides 32 minutes of star Henry Cavill and the other people responsible for the visual effects, fight choreography, and more. It s available to watch on Netflix now.More trailers and teasers released this week:Millie Bobby Brown plays Sherlock s teenage little sister in Enola Holmes, the new Netflix movie that premieres Sept. 23.A new trailer for Raised By Wolves, the HBO Max sci-fi series from Ridley Scott, features new footage and premieres Sept. 3 on the streaming service.Peacock s latest British import is the alternate history drama Noughts + Crosses, which premieres Sept. 4.Tom Wolfe s astronaut history The Right Stuff gets a TV series adaptation in the new drama from National Geographic, premiering October 9 on Disney+.Netflix limited series The Queen s Gambit, about a young chess prodigy, premieres Oct. 23.For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.Casting: Big Mouth Finds Its New MissyComedian Ayo Edebiri will be the new voice of Missy on Netflix s animated coming-of-age comedy Big Mouth. The biracial character has been voiced by Jenny Slate since season one, but Edebiri will take over in the penultimate episode of the upcoming fourth season as Missy continues to evolve. Edebiri has also joined the writer s room for season five. Big Mouth s fourth season will premiere this fall, and the series has already been renewed by Netflix through season six.HBO has added more than a half dozen new performers to the cast of its adaptation of Between the World and Me: Emmy winner Jharrel Jerome, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Janet Mock, Jason Moran, Wendell Pierce, Mj Rodriguez, Kendrick Sampson, Yara Shahidi, and Michelle Wilson are joining the previously announced cast of Angela Bassett, Alicia Garza, Joe Morton, Phylicia Rashad, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Courtney B. Vance, Pauletta Washington, Susan Kelechi Watson and Oprah Winfrey. The production is based on the critically acclaimed stage show that adapts Ta-Nehisi Coates No. 1 New York Times-bestseller of the same name.Luke Cage has a new gig: Mike Colter, formerly known as the Marvel superhero and more recently seen starring in CBS s Evil, appears in Jenji Kohan s remotely produced pandemic anthology series Social Distance alongside Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black), Asante Blackk (When They See Us), Daphne Rubin-Vega (In the Heights), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hamilton), Peter Scanavino (Law Order: SVU), Guillermo Diaz (Scandal), Becky Ann Baker (Girls) and Dylan Baker (The Good Wife), and Oscar Nunez (The Office). The cast members filmed themselves from home, and some of their real-life family members will star alongside them.The HBO docuseries Equal has hired Cheyenne Jackson, Anthony Rapp, Shannon Purser, Heather Matarazzo, Jamie Clayton, Isis King, Samira Wiley, Gale Harold, and more to play trailblazing LGBTQ+ icons.Mary McCormack is joining former Arrow star Stephen Amell in the Starz wrestling drama Heels. She ll play Willie, the business partner of Jack Spade (Amell) and the brains behind the local wrestling organization that she helps run.This Is Us star Justin Hartley will play both star and executive producer in The Noel Diary, a film adaptation of Richard Paul Evans’ 2017 novel. He ll be joined in the Netflix drama by Bonnie Bedelia and Treat Williams.Production Development: NBC Scores Tiger King-Inspired Scripted Series Joe Exotic(Photo by Netflix)A scripted series based on the unbelievable-but-true story documented in Tiger King is officially headed to NBC: Kate McKinnon will play wildlife enthusiast Carole Baskin in Joe Exotic, based not on the wildly popular Netflix docuseries (pictured), but the Wondery podcast of the same name.Keira Knightley is trying her hand at TV, starring in and executive producing the Apple TV+ series The Essex Serpent. The period drama is based on Sarah Perry’s bestselling novel of the same name. The series follows newly widowed Cora (Knightley) who, having being released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area.Iconic animated series The Powerpuff Girls is getting a live-action adaptation: Mega-producer Greg Berlanti has teamed up with Diablo Cody to develop a continuation of the story featuring the titular superheroes as jaded, disillusioned twentysomethings who resent that they essentially lost their child hood to fighting crime. But when the world needs them more than ever, will they push past their ill feelings and reunite?Fox is doubling down on its musical reality series this fall: The network is pairing its hit The Masked Singer with a brand new series called I Can See Your Voice. Hosted by Ken Jeong, who will sit on a panel alongside actresses Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, the judges will be joined by a rotating panel of celebrity detectives to help each contestant try to figure out whether someone is a good or a bad singer without ever hearing them sing a note. Using clues, interrogation, and lip sync challenges, the contestant will ultimately choose one person who will then duet with a musician to reveal their true skills. It will premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 23 after the fourth season premiere of The Masked Singer.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.Correction: A previous version of this story stated that Netflix s Resident Evil series would be live action; however, it is animated.
In this week s episode of What If ?, What If Thor Was An Only Child? , a very merry-sounding Thor is making new friends.The above exclusive clip from Wednesday s episode shows the Crown Prince of Asgard offering libations, crudités, or baked goods to a woman he s just met – Dr. Jane Foster, of Earth. Just moments before, he s surrounded by a group of Skrulls who amuse the Asgardian royal by shape-shifting into him, one at a time.We also get a cutaway to the Grandmaster enjoying a bite of cake.As with other episodes in this season of What If ?, Marvel s Twilight Zone-like look at what might have become of certain MCU characters and plot points had things gone differently, the voices for the characters are all supplied by the actors who play them on the big screen: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Rachel House, and Jeff Goldblum all star in the episode.Aside form this snippet, little is known about the episode – or whether it will keep up the series hot streak: What If ? is currently Certified Fresh at 93% on the Tomatometer. What If Thor Was An Only Child? , What If ? is available on Disney+ from Wednesday September 22, 2021. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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Pixar’s newest critically acclaimed film, Soul, bears many of the studio’s hallmarks: it’s a high-concept metaphysical story about who we are as people with echoes of Inside Out… and, yes, it will make you bawl. But it might also be the animation giant’s most distinct and ambitious movie yet. From directors Pete Docter and Kemp Powers, Soul stars Jamie Foxx as jazz pianist Joe, who never quite broke out but hasn’t let go of his dreams, and who’s forced to take a look at his life when a near-death experience sends his soul into a different world – one full of other souls, many of them as lost as he is. It’s challenging stuff, but heartfelt and funny, with a killer soundtrack and a story that, for the first time in Pixar’s history, centers on Black characters and experiences. Ahead of the movie’s premiere on Disney+, Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley sat down with Foxx, co-stars Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, and Questlove, plus Docter, Powers, and producer Dana Murray, to talk about crafting a unique entry into the Pixar canon, the moments in their lives they felt the spark Joe feels, and the roles that put them “in the zone.”Soul is available on Disney+ from December 25, 2020. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
亚博-登陆 rding to Variety. There’s a catch, however: the series will focus on Clint Barton (Renner) passing the torch to Kate Bishop, the character who took over the Hawkeye role after Clint in the comics.Our first look at The Falcon and The Winter Solider logo, Jeff Goldblum s new series, and the live action Lady and the Tramp are featured in the UI demo for Disney+via @Disney #DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/GZTgQ2dq2w Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) April 12, 2019Elsewhere on Disney+, the world’s first scripted live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian will be available at launch, and Alan Tudyk will return to voice droid character K-2S0 from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the untitled Cassian Andor show that stars Diego Luna.Monsters, Inc. is coming back — in series form this time. The original voice cast from the Pixar film, including John Goodman (Sulley) and Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski), returns for the series Monsters at Work. The animated spin-off is set to debut in 2020, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and will also star original cast members John Ratzenberger (Yeti), Jennifer Tilly (Celia), and Bob Peterson (Roz), along with newcomers Ben Feldman, Kelly Marie Tran, Henry Winkler, Lucas Neff, Alanna Ubach, Stephen Stanton, and Aisha Tyler. Per THR, “Monsters at Work picks up six months after the original movie with the power plant at its center now harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis. The series follows Tylor Tuskmon (Feldman), an eager and talented mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team who dreams of working on the Laugh Floor alongside Mike and Sulley.”Other scripted originals previously announced for Disney+ include the exclusive new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars; High School Musical: The Musical: The Series; Diary of a Female President; and live-action films Lady and the Tramp, Noelle, Togo, Timmy Failure, and Stargirl. Nonfiction series also announced earlier this week include Be Our Chef, Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies (working title), Earthkeepers (working title), Encore!, the untitled Walt Disney Imagineering documentary series (though the demo showed a series with the title The Imagineering Story), Marvel’s 616, Marvel’s Hero Project, (Re)Connect, Rogue Trip, and Shop Class (working title).All 30 seasons of Fox s The Simpsons will be available for streaming exclusively through Disney+, starting at the platform s November launch.The news sent Disney shares soaring on Friday and on track for the stock s best day since May 2009. CNBC noted the value Disney+ s price point represents for families, given its boatload of kids content compared to Netflix, which recently raised the price of its standard plan again.RELATED: Everything We Know About Disney+, the Mouse House s Upcoming Streaming Monster An Incomplete Guide to Every Game of Thrones Tie-In(Photo by HBO)Game of Thrones is coming back this weekend, have you heard?We kid — of course you’ve heard. The only way you could’ve not heard is if you’ve been hiding out in a cave somewhere with Jon Snow (and honestly, we wouldn’t blame you if you were). If the constant HBO promos and approximately 8 billion articles on every single one of your favorite websites didn’t give it away (guilty), then the advertising for one of Game of Thrones’ 600 series-finale marketing tie-ins probably did.The HBO licensing team has opened the floodgates for the series final season. In addition to the usual toys, Ommegang beer, and Vintage Wine Estates vino that plenty of people have been buying for seasons now, there’s also:Oreo cookies (check out a commercial for them)John Varvatos luxury menswear capsule collectionlimited-edition ultraboost sneakers from AdidasUrban Decay makeup collectiona Johnnie Walker limited-edition whiskey called White Walker, which is honestly too perfect a tie-in to pass upan accessory collection from Danielle Nicolean interactive online game called Game of Thrones: Conquesta mobile game called Reigns: Game of ThronesMountain Dewthe American Red CrossBuffalo Wild Wings (a premiere day-only Dragon Fire sauce made of a mouth-searing ghost, chili, and jalapeño pepper combination)Southwest AirlinesKool-AidThe brand has also just now announced a limited-edition GoT-themed Dracarys Burger and Dragonglass Shake from Shake Shack — only available for a short amount of time from the chain’s restaurants in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington D.C., Miami, Las Vegas, Denver, Philadelphia, and Boston.Oh yeah — there s a special Game of Thrones–themed water show at the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas through Saturday.FULL VIDEO: #GameofThrones @Djawadi_Ramin’s “Winter is Here” has debuted at the Fountains of @Bellagio, on view through 4.13.19. The final quest #ForTheThrone begins 4.14.19 on @HBO. pic.twitter.com/NxIlutcCYt MGM Resorts (@MGMResortsIntl) April 2, 2019American Horror Story Season 9 Gets a Theme and Veronica Mars Teaser ReleasedAmerican Horror Story is throwing it back for the show’s upcoming ninth season. FX announced via a creepy teaser video that the newest installment, which is set to premiere in the fall, will be titled “AHS 1984.” Judging from the clip, the genre this season will tackle is ’80s slasher movies.Plus, Hulu series Veronica Mars got a teaser and premiere date: July 26.
亚博-登陆 (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence)Certified Fresh romance Love Basketball was the breakout hit for director Gina Prince-Bythewood. It has become a hallmark of Black cinema, and impacted the industry by blending romance and sports in a new way. Since then, she has worked on projects in other genres because she refuses to be pigeonholed – both in TV and film. (Though she did return to romance, triumphantly, in the acclaimed drama Beyond the Lights.)Her latest film, the big-budget adaptation of Greg Rucka s graphic novel, The Old Guard, was perhaps her biggest departure yet. Starring Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and more, the action flick hit Netflix last year after a planned theatrical release was scuttled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Action is a genre that few women get the opportunity to tackle, and there are even fewer Black women at the helm of big-budget action features. Prince-Bythewood may have pushed the door open a little further: The Old Guard was a huge success for the streaming service, with 72 million views in the first month of release and talk of a sequel. She is following it up with The Woman King, starring Viola Davis as General Nanisca of Dahomey, who leads all-female unit known as the Dahomey Amazons who fought back against the French in the 19th century.Read more: Filmmaker Selects: Alma Har el s 10 Movies (and a Series) for Women s History MonthRead more: Filmmaker Selects: Issa Lópex s 10 Movies For Women s History MonthAs part of our “Filmmaker Selects” series for Women’s History Month, Prince-Bythewood shared 10 films from creatives that inspired her, and spoke with Top Critic Valerie Complex about what makes her tick, her favorite directors, and what the future is looking like for women filmmakers.Gina Prince-Bythewood on the set of The Old Guard. (Photo by Mohammad Kamal © Netflix 2020)Valerie Complex for Rotten Tomatoes: Do you miss the movie theater?Gina Prince-Bythewood: Yes! I love the collective theater experience of sitting with a group of people I don’t know, yet we all laugh/cry at the same thing. I love sitting in the theater when those opening credits come up. Especially when it s a movie that I’ve done and it s an exciting moment we all have to miss right now.What was the first film that made you really want to become a director?Prince-Bythewood: It s interesting because I didn t have that epiphany watching a movie. I had that epiphany that I was a director working on a movie. I was working on a student film at UCLA. I was on set and looked around then it hit me in that moment: you re a director. From then on, I worked on improving the craft and watching great films, which is the benefit of film school. You get to see so many movies that you normally wouldn t be able to. As time moved forward, I became more and more enamored with the craft and the power of filmmaking.Being on set, what were some of the challenges you remember having when shooting your first feature Love Basketball?Prince-Bythewood: While in school, you’re given room to fail, but for Love Basketball, that was my first shot. I worked on the script for so long and fought hard to make it. I was in a constant state of anxiety that I couldn t fail. It was the fear of: If I blow this, I’ll blow my entire career. Working on the film, the crew developed a sense of family, and everyone there wanted me to win, which helped fuel me to see it through to the end.Gina Prince-Bythewood and Sanaa Lathan while making Love Basketball. (Photo by © New Line Cinema)When you talk about that collective anxiety about failure, where does that stem from for you? Is it like a collective thing of being a woman, and being a woman of color? Was it being new in the industry? All of the above?Prince-Bythewood: It’s history. Women, Black folks, and people of color don t have the luxury of failure in this industry. It is very hard to get a second film, and a third film. Suddenly, you look around and you don t see anybody that looks like you – and I learned this pretty early on in my career.Are there any particular women filmmakers that you admire?Prince-Bythewood: Well, there is Kathryn Bigelow, and Euzhan Palcy – she is someone who looks like me, and is working with people like Marlon Brando. Then there is Kasi Lemmons who directed Eve s Bayou. It’s a film I respect immensely and was so different from anything that had come out before it. When Eve s Bayou came out, it was on such another level. The craft, the storytelling, the performances inspired me. The two sisters and their story, the performance that she got from Journee Smollett and Meagan Good, that movie stayed with me. I thought it was such an incredible debut from Kasi. I’ll never forget when I met Kasi before directing Love Basketball, and she was so giving of her time, support, and encouragement.Adepero Oduye in Dee Rees Pariah. (Photo by © Focus Features)What new filmmakers are you into right now?Prince-Bythewood: There are also some dope young women out there. I get excited, not only by their work and their talent, but the fight. I know what it takes to get a film made, and for them to have the grit to get it done is impressive. There is Dee Rees, her film Pariah blew me away. I loved Tina Mabry’s film Mississippi Damned; Little Woods by Nia DaCosta, and looking forward to her next film Candyman; and Channing Godfrey Peoples, who impressed me with Miss Juneteenth.Miss Juneteenth is such a great film.Prince-Bythewood: The movie took me into a world that I had no idea existed. There are a couple of scenes in there that are devastating to watch in the best way. Peoples did phenomenal world-building, which brought me into this small Texas community and taught me something. I cared about Turquoise (Nicole Beharie) and her daughter Kai (Alexis Chikaeze). She wants a better life for them both, and will do what it takes to change her circumstance. I just think Peoples created something special.I hear you really enjoyed Mati Diop’s first feature film, Atlantics, as well. I saw that one at Cannes in 2019.Prince-Bythewood: There was a lot of buzz about it, and I finally got a screener to watch it. I’m glad I didn’t know much about the film because it was exciting to experience that way. It s a quiet, beautiful movie, and I was just so invested in the love story. It’s beautiful, surprising, and heartbreaking.Radha Blank in The Forty-Year-Old Version. (Photo by © Netflix)And one of your favorites of last year is The Forty-Year-Old Version, which is written and directed by Radha Blank.Prince-Bythewood: Blank created something with all the elements: There’s drama, comedy, and an honest depiction of one woman s life who works in the creative arts. She has a fresh voice and clear vision that’s dope, dynamic, and bold. And shooting in black-and-white? A brilliant touch. I also loved the music and how it helps tell the story. It’s the best kind of humor because it comes from a place of truth.Your portfolio is super diversified. Like you got action, drama, romance. Do you like to do it all? Do you want to experiment with horror next? What s coming?Prince-Bythewood: I love every genre except for horror and westerns. I can t even tell you why. That s not to say I can t recognize a great western or horror film, but it s not my thing. Personally, I crave to do another love story. That is my favorite genre. However, I certainly want to see women, particularly Black women, creating in every genre. The next thing I am working on is The Woman King with Viola Davis. It s a historical epic. I m so hyped about the project because it’s a beautiful story, and we don’t often get epics of this caliber with women at the forefront.Kiki Layne with Gina Prince-Bythewood on the set of The Old Guard. (Photo by Amy Spinks / © Netflix)Do you think, since you directed Love Basketball, that the industry has changed for women filmmakers?Prince-Bythewood: It s interesting you asked that, because I came across an interview I did 21 years ago during the press tour for Love Basketball, and I talked about my hopes for the future, and the fact that we re still having those conversations 21 years later is wild to me. When I shot The Old Guard I thought to myself that few women get the opportunity to do big tent-pole and action films. When I was in film school we had Kathryn Bigelow. She was the only woman I knew doing big-budget movies.This past year, seven of us – and the majority of us, women of color – got the opportunity to do the high title films. However, you can’t get too excited though because you see the actual numbers and it s like, Oh my God, how is this still happening? How are we at 12% of anything?! But it’s important to remember there are so many great films by a fantastic group of women that are in the awards conversation this year and it s long overdue.Kathryn Bigelow on the set of Point Break in 1991. (Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection)What do you hope to see for the future for not just women directors, but for Black women specifically? Paint a picture of how that would work if you had it your way.Prince-Bythewood: More Black women in the director s chair. I had this conversation with Regina King for another publication and we talked about that, what we bring as Black women to our storytelling. Hollywood needs to understand that we all bring something different, that we are not a monolith. We don t all share the same experiences, so we need women who are bringing different things, in different genres to the table. My life experiences are what s important to me and a large part of my work. Things are wide open, and there are so many stories and different perspectives to share. I want all of these women to have the opportunity to tell a story that no one else can tell.Gina Prince-Bythewood s The Old Guard is available on Netflix; Love Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees, and Beyond the Lights are available on Vudu and FandangoNOW. Gina Prince-Bythewood s 10 Films for Women s History Month