Sasha Knight and Steve Zahn star in "Cowboys".

New Shows + Movies by Women — May 21, 2021

This week sees new movies from Argentina, India, The Philippines, and the U.S. Remember that options to watch are linked at the bottom of each entry. This is easy when it’s just linking to its Netflix or Hulu page. For something that’s out on rental (VOD) but not on a subscription service, I’ll link to the Reelgood page. This is a solid source to see where a specific movie’s rentable, and how much it is on different platforms. It does have a few oblivious spots – it usually misses Redbox, which has become a pretty good digital rental platform.

It also misses certain low-budget films, like this week’s Argentinean, post-apocalypse, grindhouse slasher “Scavenger”. In that case, I’ll just list the services out as I can find them.

There are no new series this week, so let’s jump into the new movies directed by women:


Cowboys (Hoopla, Hulu)
directed by Anna Kerrigan

Troy is separating from his conservative wife. When she refuses to accept their trans son and forces him to behave as a girl, Troy takes a risk. He picks up his son in the middle of the night and whisks him off into the Montana wilderness.

This is the second feature for Anna Kerrigan, after 2010’s “Five Days Gone”.

You can watch “Cowboys” on Hoopla, Hulu, or see where to rent it.

Sardar Ka Grandson (Netflix)
directed by Kaashvie Nair

(Turn on closed captioning to get the English subtitles on this trailer.)

A dedicated grandson wants to fulfill his grandmother’s last wish. She wants to visit her old home in Lahore, Pakistan. The problem is that movement between India and Pakistan is restricted. He decides he’ll move the home to India instead.

This is the first feature film from director Kaashvie Nair.

You can watch “Sardar Ka Grandson” on Netflix.

Scavenger (VOD)
co-directed by Luciana Garraza

Tisha is an assassin and organ dealer in a post-apocalyptic world. She’s seeking revenge in a “Mad Max” inspired grindhouse film.

Luciana Garraza co-writes with Sheila Fentana and Eric Fleitas, and directs with Fleitas. The Argentinian film is an ambitious low-budget effort, costing only $10,000 to make.

You can rent “Scavenger” on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, or YouTube.

Love or Money (Netflix)
directed by Mae Czarina Cruz

Angel dreams of becoming wealthy, but this gets in the way of her relationship with Leon – who is not.

Director Mae Czarina Cruz has directed a number of Filipine movies and series. Netflix actually has a pretty good selection of Filipine movies, including a number of romances.

You can watch “Love or Money” on Netflix.

Take a look at new shows + movies by women from past weeks.

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