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This past month, both Vulture and The New York Times have published stories about the under-representation of women in Hollywood. After reading both "100 Women Directors Hollywood Should Be Hiring" and "The Women of Hollywood Speak Out," I was straight-up PISSED. With statistics like, "In both 2013 and 2014, women were only 1. Read More
Can horror films be feminist? Filmmaker Rémy Bennett answers.  Someone recently asked me, “Can I be a horror movie fan and a feminist at the same time?”  My first thought was well yeah of course, you can be whatever the fuck you want to be…and ALSO be a feminist. And my second thought was that horror is actually pretty synonymous with feminism when you look back at the classics. The genre tends to get a bad rap for representing women in degrading ways, but conversely this is something I see across the board in the majority of other kinds of films out there. Read More
Last month, Selma director Ava DuVernay made headlines when she said that being a black woman in Hollywood meant facing “a whole bunch of closed doors.” “When you just imagine that there’s one type of voice that’s really being pushed to the forefront is the white male voice. In terms of cinema, it’s really clear that the rest of us are locked out,” she said. Film and media incubator Big Vision Empty Wallet is opening those doors with their new incentive program, Kickstart Diversity. Read More
Agnès Varda and Jane Birkin in Jane B. par Agnès V. “The mystery of distribution is incredible,” 87-year-old French director and film legend Agnès Varda says on the phone from her hotel room in Chicago. She’s speaking of her two films created in close collaboration with Jane Birkin, Jane B. par Agnes V. and Kung-Fu Master. The films, now restored, are being shown in the United States at New York’s Lincoln Plaza Cinema for one week only, October 16-22. Read More
  The 1968 horror film Rosemary’s Baby is very much a classic — and for good reason. Its psychological take on the genre touches on real-life fears like claustrophobia, pregnancy-related body horror and gaslighting.   Whether you’re a Rosemary’s Baby fan or you’ve had trouble enjoying the film before (does Mia Farrow’s involvement cancel out noted rapist Roman Polanski’s?), we have a new movie for you: Lyle, described as a “lesbian ode to Rosemary’s Baby. Read More