State of the Race
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State of the Race
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Heroes and Villains: Brian Wilson's Story Well Told in Love & Mercy
June 3rd, 2015
Wouldn’t it be nice if genius came with operating instructions, protective care, and safety would be guaranteed. All too often, though, genius roars into the world...
Best Actress Watch: Brand New Suffragette Teaser
June 3rd, 2015
There were cars before women had the right to vote. Carey Mulligan looks to leap to the top of the pack for Best Actress based on this trailer. The very very...
Trailer Emerges for Diary of a Teenage Girl
May 27th, 2015
I'm sure this will be great, or I hope so. What I also wish is that for once it didn't have to be about sex and men for teenage girls. You know, believe it or not...
Todd Haynes' Carol awarded the Queer Palm
May 24th, 2015
Todd Haynes' Carol has been named the winner of the 2015 Queer Palm prize at Cannes. The Queer Palm was instituted in 2010 by journalist Franck Finance-Madureira to...
Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender Earn Raves in Cannes
May 23rd, 2015
Macbeth screened on the last day in Cannes and earned raves both for Cotillard and Fassbender. That should launch them into the race for Actor and Actress, as...
First Look: Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins
May 22nd, 2015
Pathe released the first photo today of Meryl Streep as the famously tone deaf opera singer, Florence Foster Jenkins. Jenkins tells the tale of the New York Heiress...
Cannes Review: Todd Haynes' Masterful Carol
May 16th, 2015
You don't know how hearts burn For love that cannot live yet never dies Until you've faced each dawn with sleepless eyes You don't know what love is - Billie...
Watch 3 minutes of Todd Haynes' Carol with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara
May 14th, 2015
One of the most hotly anticipated films of the festival, Todd Haynes' Carol will premiere in Cannes this week starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. The Guardian's...
Mad Max: Fury Road - When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose
May 14th, 2015
George Miller is an ecology minded director with an eye on the concerns of the future of mankind, its treatment of animals and lastly but most importantly, the value of...
SNL Mocks Gridlock of Chick Flicks + Superhero Boy Culture
May 3rd, 2015
It isn't all on the studios, of course. It's on the bloggers, the critics and the audiences - if we're laying blame. Scarlett Johansson is so much more talented than...
Ex Machina: Seen and Not Seen
May 1st, 2015
“As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.” ― Virginia Woolf, Orlando There are two roads into Alex Garland’s magnificent new...
Amy Schumer and Friends Lampoon Male-Driven Culture's Need for the F*ckable Female
April 22nd, 2015
There two movements afoot in Hollywood that both contribute to the diminishing power of women in Hollywood. The first is that women have mostly handed men all the power...
Leggy, Lovely Charlize Talks Fury Road in W
April 21st, 2015
"Cocker spaniels don’t deserve Aileen Wuornos," says Charlize Theron in an interview with W magazine, soon to be seen burning up the big screen in Mad Max: Fury Road. ...
Robin Write Revisits Cannes: Best Actress
April 19th, 2015
Robin Write at writeoutofla.com shares his favorite Best Actress winners at Cannes. Where actresses are concerned in Cannes, there seldom is a limited range of women...
Keira Knightley Confronts Fear of "Feminism"
March 30th, 2015
There are heroes in Hollywood who take a hit for speaking out. There aren't many of them. There aren't enough of them but those who do are helping others to feel more...
Women Revolutionaries Stand Up to Online Trolling
March 22nd, 2015
Ashley Judd has been standing up for women for a while now but recently Judd took on the harassers (otherwise known as puny tyrants cloaked in anonymity because they...
SXSW Gives a Bump for Women in the Oscar Race
March 17th, 2015
Per one of my commenters, I'm writing about SXSW in the futile attempt to highlight the actresses who get buzzed here (and who will later be forgotten by November). Hey,...
Best Actress Watch: Maggie Smith is The Lady in the Van
March 6th, 2015
The plot: "Based on the play by Alan Bennett, The Lady in the Van tells the story of Miss Shepherd, an elderly woman who lived in a van on the playwright's property....
Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg Win Bidding War for "It’s What I Do"
March 2nd, 2015
Deadline reports exclusively that Warner Bros and Steven Spielberg have won a heated bidding war to bring Lynsey Addario's It's What I do: A Photographer's Life of...
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