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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.” […]

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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 […]

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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 latest superhero venture “Ant-Man” this week, superhero films are aplenty in Hollywood – male superhero films, anyway. There hasn’t been a major comic book to film adaptation featuring a superheroine (but […]

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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. The brunt of those past articles emphasizes the sexualized nature of female robots and it’s a trend that’s yet to cease in today’s films. However, a silver lining looks to be […]

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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 to be white, because I had a nebulous blend of the two experiences growing up. I grew up in a bilingual household and spoke both English and Spanish. My mom made […]

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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 in movies about women). Gorillas in the Mist tells the story of conservationist Dian Fossey, yielded actress Sigourney Weaver a Best Actress nomination, and tells a unique and thought-provoking story about […]

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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 series finale tonight, after a seven season run, but one of the shows executive producer’s and writer’s, Harris Wittels, passed away last week. This sparked friend and “Parks and Rec” star […]

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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 is in no particular order and, as always, release dates are subject to change: 20. “Jane Got a Gun” Director: Gavin O’Connor Writers: Brian Duffield, Anthony Tambakis Starring: Natalie Portman, […]

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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 high-budget flicks like “Divergent,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” and “Maleficent” did very well at the box office, while directors Angelina Jolie and Ava DuVernay‘s films, “Unbroken” and “Selma,” respectively, […]

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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 1, which grossed nearly $122 million in its opening weekend, might inaccurately give the impression that female films (starring, written by or directed by) are making progress at the box office. […]