BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 01, 2012
It's no secret that awful things are happening to women around the globe simply because they're female: child marriage and sex slavery are just a few that come to mind. Thankfully, some people are working to put an end to these atrocities. Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn highlight this excellent work in their powerful two-part documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
The Half the Sky project began with a critically-acclaimed book, and now includes websites, music, and a social media campaign. Read More
BY Olivia Saperstein
on May 07, 2012
Patricia Riggen's film is just in time for Mother's Day, and it certainly isn't lacking any of that drippy sentimentality you would expect from a family portrait. Ansiedad Gutierrez (Cierra Ramirez) has decided that the coming-of-age stories she is reading in her English class will provide her with a path to an adulthood in which she can successfully escape her childlike mother, Grace (Eva Mendes). After all, Mom did crown her with a name that translates to "anxiety."
Contrarily, the texture of the film is soft and palatable, like a hunk of tres leches. Read More