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    Movies By Female Filmmakers To Look Forward To In 2020

    This is for the Editorial Fellowship. Like many people, I was outraged by the lack of female directors nominated for the Golden Globe. So, I want to make sure I know about films by female filmmakers to look out for in the next calendar year to make sure they don't get lost in the shuffle. Thankfully, from the movies that currently have release dates, we won't be struggling to find films.

    Birds of Prey

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    Directed by Cathy Yan. Written by Christina Hodson

    This is the movie that Margot Robbie, also a producer on the film, fought for, and I am so excited to see Harley Quinn break herself free from the Joker and find this all-girl crime fighting team.

    Release Date: February 7

    The Photograph

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    Written/Directed by Stella Meghie

    A romantic drama with Lakeith Stanfield and Issa Rae? Sign me up!

    Release Date: February 14


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    Directed by Autumn de Wilde. Written by Eleanor Catton

    A new adaptation of the Jane Austen classic. Will it be on par as the best adaptation, Clueless?

    Release Date: February 21


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    Directed by Niki Caro

    A Disney remake that is not going to be a carbon copy of the animated classic? Sign me up!

    Release Date: March 27

    Promising Young Woman

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    Written/Directed by Emerald Fennell

    This looks like it will be a revenge classic made specifically for this point in time. It comes from Emerald Fennell, who was the showrunner of season 2 of Killing Eve. This also happens to be the second release of the year produced by Margot Robbie.

    Release Date: April 17

    Black Widow

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    Directed by Cate Shortland

    Some may too little, too late about Black Widow's solo film. But, I don't care, Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz are in it, so I'm seeing it.

    Release Date: May 1

    The High Note


    Directed by Nisha Ganatra, Written by Flora Greeson

    Nisha Ganatra directed this year's Late Night and she's back again with this comedy about an aspiring music producer (Dakota Johnson) as she juggles her job as an assistant to a legendary singer and figuring out her own career. And Tracee Ellis Ross is in it too, and that's always a good thing.

    Release Date: May 8

    Wonder Woman 1984

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    Directed by Patty Jenkins

    The sequel to the best movie so far in the DCEU is finally here!. And it has the bonus of being set in the 80s.

    Release Date: June 5


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    Directed by Nia DaCosta

    This remake of the 90s horror classic is being produced by Jordan Peele. Be sure to catch Nia DaCosta's debut film, Little Woods starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James, streaming on Hulu.

    Release Date: June 12

    The Eternals

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    Directed by Chloe Zhao

    I mean, the cast for this movie is ridiculous. Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry. Ridiculous.

    Release Date: November 6

    Raya and the Last Dragon

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    Written by Adele Lim

    Adele Lim co-wrote the screenplay for Crazy Rich Asians, and left the sequel after it was revealed she was making significantly less than her co-writer. Thankfully, we are being blessed with a Disney animated film with an original story by her, featuring Awkwafina as a dragon, and the role of Raya being voiced Cassie Steele (Manny from Degrassi!).

    Release Date: November 25