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The silence used in Pawel Pawlikowski’s award-winning, thoughtful and intense new film “Ida” is deafening. Set in post-Stalinist Poland in the early 1960s, the audience is introduced to a bleak, black and white setting where the noise of footsteps on fallen snow or the sound of a spoon hitting the side of a bowl during breakfast feels like a violent interruption against the backdrop of a still, calm quiet. Almost immediately the audience is introduced to Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska), a teenage girl just a few weeks shy of taking her final vows and becoming a nun. Read More
c/o: Ruven Afanador for EW It’s been an entire decade since Mean Girls was released! The anniversary called for a reunion of the Plastics and their “drug dealing” teacher, Ms. Norbury in Entertainment Weekly. The cast revealed some interesting secrets about the movie.  1.    Cady Wanted to Play Regina and Regina Wanted to Play Cady Lindsay Lohan had just finished filming Freaky Friday and was in the midst of filming Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. In those movies, Lohan had not played the cool girl and wanted a change. Read More
How to Build a Girl, Caitlin Moran's debut novel, which sold more than half a million copies in more than 16 countries worldwide, is being turned into a movie. Cue the applause. The story is centered on Johanna Morrigan, a young girl who dreams of leaving behind her hometown of Wolverhampton and ultimately ventures forth to reinvent herself (i.e. moves to London, becomes a music critic and calls herself Dolly Wilde). Read More
Here is a scary statistic: Only 5% of studio films, released in the past five years, have had a female director. Read More
Tim Burton, the king of spooky cool and curator of '90s kids’ favorite movies from childhood, is coming out with a new lady-centered movie, Big Eyes.  The film is a true story about Margaret Keane, an artist from the 1950s played by Amy Adams, who specialized in painting images of children with freakishly huge eyes. But her husband Walter, played by the charming Christoph Waltz, is not such a charming character. In fact, he’s kind of a jerk.  When Margaret’s paintings gain recognition, Walter takes credit for them and achieves fame and fortune. Read More
You may remember how a week or so ago we were nerding out all over the place about the beautiful reality of getting to spend 10 consecutive days at NY's Film Society watching every little thing that filth king John Waters has made to date. Well, it's all over now, and while we didn't exactly plant butts in seats for all 10 days (turns out 65th street is REALLY far from Brooklyn) we did see, and experience, some pretty choice events. Read More
What better way to close out a hot, sticky summer spent roaming the feces-littered streets of NYC than with hours and hours of "filth" from the master himself, John Waters?The Film Society of Lincoln Center will be hosting a retrospective of his films that's being called, "50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?"  I for one am so happy I could shit. The retrospective runs from September 5th-14th and kicks off with an opening night showing of Female Trouble, and a Q&A with John moderated by film critic J. Read More
  There’s nothing I love more than a solid night in and a good movie. As much as I enjoy a classic, though, a lot of them come from a time when “Bechdelling it” wasn’t a thing. Movies were (and in many unfortunate cases, still are) made to make money, not to make sure women get represented fairly in the entertainment industry. Or in any industry. Or in life. But I digress. Read More
What’s more kickass than a female superhero? A queer female superhero. The Soska Sisters (twin sisters who are known for making super rad female-focused horror films like American Mary) are set to direct the movie that will bring Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada’s Painkiller Jane to life. Painkiller Jane is a comic from the '90s that focuses on a bisexual cop-turned-superhero with special healing and regenerative powers. She’s a woman, she’s queer, and she’s indestructible. Read More
In this article on Mic, Derrick Clifton breaks down 4 ways that Robin Williams challenged perspectives on gender conformity and women’s rights. In films like Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage, Robin Williams never acted like the joke of his performance was his feminine dress or mannerisms. He mocked his circumstances, not people. The dresses, the heels, and the makeup of Mrs. Doubtfire all played necessary roles in the wonderful, absurd process of making things work when the world is working against you. Read More