New from A Reel of One’s Own by Andrea Thompson: 52 Films By Women: My Brilliant Career (1979)

By Andrea Thompson

Some people just seem to be born dreamers, practically bursting out of the womb with not just plans, but the grit and determination to see them through. How else to explain Sybylla (Judy Davis) in “My Brilliant Career,” who has such remarkable self-possession, skill, and confidence, that anything less than a long, and yes, brilliant career that fulfills her writing ambitions feels like a tragedy?



from A Reel Of One’s Own

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