Top 10: Female Villains in Film

The majority of villains in film are men. Let’s just get that out of the way. Google search famous big screen baddies and you...

Awards Speculation: Female-Centric Films to Look Forward To in 2017

Every year, news outlets point to a film or media study to underscore the case that the entertainment industry is overcoming systemic practices of...

Mica Levi, The Oscars’ Stocatto Relationship With Female Composers

  The Academy Awards have been under scrutiny the last few years for its paucity of diversity – particularly in the acting categories. Online movements...

Women in Cinema: 10 Terrible Movie Moms

There are a lot of moms in the movies. There are great movie moms and terrible movie moms and some that are just sort...

Women in Cinema: 10 Best Animated Female Heroes

Animated films are a big business and animation is almost as old as the movie industry itself. When it comes to great characters, there are...

Women in Cinema: 5 Marvel and DC Characters to Get Excited About

Another year has passed for the San Diego Comic Con faithful, and with it came news and inside looks at some exciting superhero projects...

Women in Cinema: 10 Female Directors You May Not Know Yet (But Should)

We have all heard the terrible statistics about how few studio films are directed by women. And we know a select few who have...

Top 10 Most Anticipated Films Led by Women in the Second Half of 2016

It seems like every year there are all kinds of articles proclaiming that THIS will finally be the Year of Films Led By Women. And,...
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Film Independent is leading the way for women in cinema

Women in Cinema: Film Independent held its annual Los Angeles Film Festival from June 1-9. The slate of offerings this year gave me hope...

Awards Circuit Minority Report Episode 7: ‘Batman v. Superman’ and Superheroes

Welcome to the Awards Circuit Minority Report!  A new weekly podcast, in conjunction with the Awards Circuit Power Hour podcast that is hosted by...

Awards Circuit Minority Report Episode 6: ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ and ‘The People vs. OJ...

Welcome to the Awards Circuit Minority Report!  A new weekly podcast, in conjunction with the Awards Circuit Power Hour podcast that is hosted by...

Awards Circuit Minority Report Episode 5: Hollywood Whitewashing and Foreign Horror Films

Welcome to the Awards Circuit Minority Report!  A new weekly podcast, in conjunction with the Awards Circuit Power Hour podcast that is hosted by...

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Around the World with 50 Great Actresses

Despite what Hollywood may have you believe, actresses have been an integral part of the film industry since the earliest days of the medium....

Awards Circuit Minority Report Episode 3: Diversity on Television and the Romance Genre

Welcome to the Awards Circuit Minority Report!  A new weekly podcast, in conjunction with the Awards Circuit Power Hour podcast that is hosted by...

Awards Circuit Minority Report Episode 1: Oscars So White and the Female Voices in...

Welcome to the Awards Circuit Minority Report!  A new weekly podcast, in conjunction with the Awards Circuit Power Hour podcast that is hosted by...

Five Underrated Films Directed by Women

WOMEN IN CINEMA: White, male, and heteronormative. Perhaps confrontational but accurate descriptors of the current face of the film industry. It shouldn’t be news...

Superheroine Producers Needed – A Plea for Gender Equality in Hollywood

WOMEN IN CINEMA: With the latest installment in The Avengers franchise kicking off the summer with soaring box-office digits and the release of Marvel's...

Women in Cinema – From Ava to Athena – The Female Robot in Film

Articles discussing the flaws of the female robot are diverse and expansive, stretching all the way back to Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film Metropolis....

A Matter of Images: The Negation of My Self in the Media

WOMEN IN CINEMA: As a Mexican-American, I had a bi-cultural upbringing. Often, I felt like I was cumbersomely balancing between being Mexican and trying...

Historical Circuit: Gorillas in the Mist (★★★★)

WOMEN IN CINEMA BONUS: March is Women's History Month and yet cinema is hard-pressed to devote their time to telling women's stories (women's stories as...

Goodbye ‘Parks and Rec’; an Ode to Leslie Knope

Women in Cinema: Fans of "Parks and Recreation" have a lot to mourn about this week. Not only does the NBC comedy premier its...

Top 40 Anticipated Women-Centric Films of 2015 (Part II)

Women in Cinema: Welcome back to the second installment of the 40 Women-Centric films of 2015, if you missed Part 1, click here. Again, this...

Top 40 Anticipated Women-Centric Films of 2015 (Part I)

Women in Cinema: In retrospect, 2014 turned out to be another disappointing year for women in cinema, with the exception of some highlights. Female-led...

Female Entertainers at the Box Office: The Battle Continues

Women in Cinema: With the highest opening of 2014 and the fifteenth highest opening of all time, at the domestic box office, Mockingjay Part...
Women in Cinema: Best Directors

Could the Academy Nominate Two Women Directors this Year?

Women in Cinema: The Academy has the opportunity to do the unthinkable this year: nominate two women directors in the Best Director category. Even in...

Reese Witherspoon’s comeback could mean Oscar glory

WOMEN IN CINEMA: With the anticipated release of Gone Girl this weekend, audiences are talking about Rosamund Pike's performance. However, it's another talented actress involved...

Femmes Just Aren’t as Fatale As They Used To Be…

WOMEN IN CINEMA: Mirriam-Webster defines the term femme fatale as “a very attractive woman who causes trouble or unhappiness for the men who become...

The Funny Females of Television – Standing Above Their Male-Counterparts

WOMEN IN CINEMA HOLLYWOOD: When people think of funny prime-time personalities or comedians, they think Daniel Tosh, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Louis C.K.,...

‘Masters of Sex’ – Female Sexuality on the Small Screen

*Note: This article contains spoilers from the first season of Masters of Sex. Women in Cinema: There's no shortage of sexuality or sex on the...

The Negative Effects of Gender-Swapping Roles

Women in Cinema: Since the silent days of cinema, audiences have engaged in the mirth of watching big-screen actors caricature the woman. Comedic icons...

The Real Minority at Cannes – Jane Campion Carrying the Torch

Women in Cinema: With the 2014 Cannes Film Festival already underway, which took off May 14 and will run until the 25, there have...

Women in Cinema: The Ladies of the Summer Blockbuster

WOMEN IN CINEMA: Summer blockbuster season is upon us, and as is the case each year, the studio releases include a slate of predominantly male-led...

Lesbians on Screen and the Politics of Looking

Women in Cinema: Recently, I watched Blue is the Warmest Color (currently streaming on Netflix), for the first time. I know I’m a little...
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Where Have All the Cowgirls Gone? Female Directors Scarce in Hollywood

WOMEN IN CINEMA: There hasn't been a banner year for female directors since 2010 when Kathryn Bigelow received the Oscar for Best Directing for...

‘Divergent’ Proves Females Kick Ass on Screen, and the Box-Office

Lions Gate's latest potential franchise, Divergent, debuted at the box-office over the weekend with $56 million dollars. The film is based on Veronica Roth's dystopian/Young...