Category: Women in Cinema

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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 a year when...

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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...

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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 involved with...

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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., but...

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‘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 small screen....

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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 such as Chaplin,...

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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 already been major headlines from the...

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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 films. This year is a...

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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 late to the game, but I wanted...

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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 her pessimistic war...

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‘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...

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86 Years A Snub – The Struggle for Black Actors in Hollywood

Lupita Nyong’o joined the coveted Oscar ranks earlier this month, becoming the seventh black actress (who is of Kenyan descent) to win an Oscar at the 2014 Academy...

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Women in Cinema: “The world is round, people.”

Women in Cinema: While everyone has been raving, and deservedly so, about Lupita Nyong’o‘s Oscar speech, there was another that had me shouting an...

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Women in Cinema: Oscar’s Ladies

It has been quite the year for women in cinema. Not quite a banner year, but certainly one of the better in recent memory. At least the average person has heard of most...

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No Country for Latin Women at the Oscars

WOMEN IN CINEMA: When it comes to handing out Oscars for acting, the Academy has always maintained gender equality. Female actors are recognized just as their male...

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Crime Doesn’t Pay, But Can Lead to Love?

WOMEN IN CINEMA: Movies often teach us there’s something good in being bad, regardless of gender.  Femme fatales and bad boys have populated the cinematic landscape...

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Megan Ellison: Financial Hero of Indie Film

Most audiences probably aren’t familiar with her name or her production company, but the film industry has quickly taken notice to producer Megan Ellison. At just 28...