Keira Knight­ley stars in

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phys­i­cal­ity com­pares to that of a man’s. Nor is it in how at­trac­tive a man sees her, or how in­te­gral she is to a male pro­tag­o­nist’s plot lines. In fact, it’s not quali­ied in re­la­tion to a man at all.

In­stead, this year ’s movies col­lec­tively show­case a di­verse spec­trum of fe­male strength. This gamut spans in age (from the ado­les­cents of

The Hate U Give and Made­line’s Made­line to the af­ter-mid­dle-aged ladies of Book Club and The Wife), in racial back­ground (Crazy Rich Asians, Support the Girls, Annihilation,), and even in in­ter­pre­ta­tions of moth­er­hood (Wildlife, Tully, Pri­vate Life).

Whether tack­ling the hu­mours of col­lege cam­puses (Life of the Party), the an­tics of ac­ci­den­tal espionage (The Spy Who Dumped Me) or the hor­rors of we­b­cam pornog­ra­phy (Cam), each story presents, ac­cepts and even cel­e­brates each fe­male char­ac­ter for the speciic and com­plex hu­man be­ing she is.

This year, the fe­maledriven fare on the big screen is rich, with more list­ings than this piece has space to in­clude.

Some en­tries are ex­em­plary how-to’s, such as the por­tray­als of civil-rights icon Ruth Bader Gins­burg (On the Ba­sis of Sex) and Belle Époque nov­el­ist

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