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  Earlier this week we discussed Ava DuVernay’s historical Golden Globe nomination and expressed our sincere hopes that she would be able to conquer the Oscars’ Best Director category. Sadly, that won’t be happening. Though the film itself deservedly nabbed a nomination for Best Picture, DuVernay was shockingly left out of the race for Best Director. On one hand, it’s not surprising. Read More
It's been a hot minute since Baby Mama—and now that their Golden Globes performance is in the past we we're hoping for more Amy & Tina action to look forward to in 2015. And here it is! The Sisters teaser is excruciatingly brief, but that does not put a damper on our excitement levels. Yes, we are ready for this jelly: Image via thewrap. Read More
Ava Duvernay might not have taken home a Globe last night, but that doesn't mean her mere nomination isn't a landmark. Duvernay is the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe, insane as that sounds in 2015. Wait a minute, you may be thinking: We’ve never had a black woman win a Golden Globe for best director before?! Before this year, a black woman has never even been nominated? Sad, but true. Ava DuVernay’s nomination last night was not only well-deserved, it was also ridiculously overdue. Read More
Forget your triple tall morning espresso. There’s a faster way to get your blood boiling: a hearty dose of mansplaining: Russell Crowe, the de facto emissary of all things misogynistic, is at it again. The 50-year-old star of the upcoming film "The Water Diviner" told Australian Women’s Weekly, “To be honest, I think you’ll find that the woman who is saying that [the roles have dried up] is the woman who at 40,45,48, still wants to play the ingénue, and can’t understand why she’s not being cast as the 21-year-old. Read More
In November I responded to one of Seth Rogen’s tweets that invited fans to watch his latest comedy “The Interview” with him over beer and popcorn. Rogen, beer, and popcorn all sounded like a good time to me, so needless to say- I was in. I didn’t know at the time that I would be watching a movie that would then be cancelled from theaters all over the country with Sony Pictures shelving its release entirely over a series of threats from Internet hackers. Read More
  The film version of “Miss Julie” directed by Liv Ullman, and based on the play by August Strindberg, opens up with a young Julie running around an empty house. The child is both lonely and motherless, perhaps giving some context for actions and decisions of an adult Julie, played brilliantly by Jessica Chastain, who is both desperate for and revolted by the affection of others.   The story takes place in Ireland, during Midsummer’s Eve in the year 1890. Read More
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