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 'Experimenter’ (written and directed by Michael Almereyda) tells the story of Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) the social psychologist who became famous or infamous, if you will, for a series of experiments he conducted in 1961 testing the boundaries of human obedience. His results dismayed the public and cause us to question our moral fiber as humans. Will we stand up to evil or will we ignore our own judgement in favor of group think?  Milgram’s experiments were fascinating and controversial. Read More
Sleeping With Other People: Movie Review At Sundance, Leslye Headland, writer/director of Sleeping with Other People, called her new film, “When Harry Met Sally for assholes.” And indeed, the narrative starts with several romantic-comedy staples—there’s an adorably nutty woman, Lainey (Alison Brie), and her smart-ass guy friend, Jake (Jason Sudeikis). They don’t know they’re perfect for each other, even though their friends keep telling them so, and they try to navigate their personal lives against the backdrop of upper-middle-class Manhattan. Read More
Dylan Marron’s project Every Single Word is a simple premise with a powerful message: He edits mainstream movies and leaves only the speaking parts of people of color. The results? Usually, 30 or 40 seconds of screen time. Big hits (Her, American Hustle) and indie films (like Frances Ha) alike illustrate the shameful lack of representation for people of color in the mainstream film industry. (500) Days of Summer contains less than 30 seconds of content with a nonwhite speaker.   Moonrise Kingdom contains about 10 seconds.   Black Swan? 24 seconds. Read More
It’s happening. It’s happening. It’s happening! A female lead in a major film will finally be making more money than her male counterpart. And it’s a lot more. People were PISSED when the Sony hack revealed that Jennifer Lawrence was paid less for American Hustle than her male co-stars, and understandably so. Now, J.Law is finally getting hers. Her next film, the romantic sci-fi drama Passengers, has just been green-lit, and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, she's due to make much more than the movie's male lead. Read More
While capturing the true beauty of brown skin eluded photographers for nearly a century—it wasn't until the 1970s and '80s that film was reformulated so that its emulsions were sensitive to the nuances of non-white complexions—whoever snapped the photos of these women of color during the 1800s were doing something right. Read More