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 sexism. Last year, the female-led “Ghostbusters” reboot got people excited about the progressive steps studios were taking to end patriarchy in Hollywood. Around the same time, journalists were quick to point […]

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 such as #OscarsSoWhite have become trending debates that discuss the lack of opportunity for actors of color to receive nominations, a phenomenon which is better understood as being indicative of […]

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 of there in the background without a lot to do. This summer we’ve seen some interesting examples of motherhood. From the appropriately titled Bad Moms to this weekend’s less obvious release […]

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 many that come to mind. There are even quite a few female characters in the mix. Sadly, most of them are princesses. And very few women are princesses in real life.  And […]

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 the female writers of AwardsCircuit.com.  We talk gender, race, and all feminist issues in Hollywood and Film! On the agenda: Minority Minute The Walking Dead Olivia Wilde’s Ageism Experience Women in […]

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 the female writers of AwardsCircuit.com.  We talk gender, race, and all feminist issues in Hollywood and Film! AGENDA: Minority Minute talking People vs. OJ Simpson and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Questions and […]

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. Indeed, many film lovers can trace their cinephilia back to the first time they saw actresses like Mary Pickford, Sophia Loren and Meryl Streep grace the screen. And today, that tradition […]

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 the female writers of AwardsCircuit.com.  We talk gender, race, and all feminist issues in Hollywood and Film! On the agenda: Minority Minute (Rant/Rave segment) Talking a bit about Paul Weitz’s “Grandma.” […]

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 to anyone that women, particularly black women, are an underrepresented class in the director’s chair. Despite the recent vocal acknowledgement of the problem, things do not appear to be getting any […]