Beating the Box-Office Blues: 21 Summertime Movies You Can Catch at Home

July 15, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

Hollywood’s summer-blockbuster emphasis on lowbrow content and high-tech special effects is a shame. Because, historically—or at least in my memory—there have been so many wonderful summer movies. Spending a hot afternoon in an air-conditioned cinema (or for those of us lucky enough to remember, an evening at a drive-in) was a precious piece of summers past.

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Movies: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Survival— ‘The Immigrant’

June 3, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

Director James Gray has said that for “The Immigrant” he was inspired by the melodramas of early silent films. In his choice of leading lady, for whom he is said to have written the part, he has found a contemporary Lillian Gish. The radiant Marion Cotillard has never been more affecting or lovely.

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Movie Review: Romance and Racism in ‘Belle’

May 24, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

The year is 1779. Two young ladies, lovely cousins, are reared in luxury on their great-uncle’s grand estate. One of the cousins is black, the daughter of a slave. And—unlikely as it may seem—at least some of this story is true.

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‘Fading Gigolo’: Bringing Magic to the Middle-Aged

May 13, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

By Alexandra MacAaron

“Fading Gigolo” is a hot mess, which at times, frankly, could be hotter. For a movie about a sex worker, the sex isn’t very sexy.

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Movie Review: No False Notes in “Le Week-End”

April 26, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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The banter in “Le Week-End” is clever, yet so candid that the audience feels a bit sheepish. We’re overhearing a wholly believable private conversation; these two are most definitely not on their best behavior. No company manners here.

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Movies: ‘The Lady in Number 6’—“Music Saved My Life”

March 16, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

Her mother was taken to Treblinka and her husband to Dachau. Neither survived. Herz-Sommer and her son, Raphael, who was then 6, were among the lucky ones (if you can imagine using that phrase to talk about anyone persecuted during that period). They were taken to Theresienstadt.

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Wed 5: Best 2014 Oscar Moments for Women

March 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5 we highlight five triumphant moments that we think speak to some of the very serious issues we at “Women’s Voices” tackle year round.

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This Year’s Lackluster Oscars: Some Highs and Some Lows

March 4, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

After all, there was a lot to celebrate this year: great movies, phenomenal actresses, Ellen. I was especially looking forward to Ellen.

Frankly, I was underwhelmed.

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Oscar Central: Women’s Voices’ Live Blog of the 2014 Academy Awards

March 2, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Today is the day! It’s time for red carpets, teary speeches, and bets lost and won. We are live-blogging the Oscars tonight to cheer on our favorites and dish about the absurdities.

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Live-Blogging the Oscars! Join Us!

February 28, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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It’s time for THE red carpet of the award season, competing predictions, and some good laughter. We’ve made a tradition, at WVFC, of inviting our readers to join us in live-blogging the awards ceremonies as they happen, to cheer on our favorites and dish about the absurdities.

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Another Opening for Elaine Stritch

February 26, 2014 by Anne de Mare

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In addition to the profound joy I felt in celebrating a good friend’s success, what was so moving to me was the chance to see an independent film about an independent woman celebrated and hailed as the extraordinary achievement that it is.

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The Wednesday 5, Pre-Oscar Edition

February 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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An Oscar-themed Wednesday Five, in which we get to rejoice that ALL actresses nominated for Best Actress category at the Oscars are in the “Women’s Voices” demographic!

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Books: The World According to Nora Ephron

February 18, 2014 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

Even if you‘re a long-time fan like me, there will be work in this new book that you’ve missed. I own all of Ephron’s books, but had never read her blog. I’d also missed a lot of her early reporting about politics and journalism for venues like “The New York Post” and “Esquire.”

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A Heartfelt Thank-You

February 17, 2014 by Patricia Allen

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

By participating in our Romantic Movie Survey, you opened your hearts in spades. BabyHeart will be receiving a check for $10,415 this week. Many, many babies will be spared the tragedies that accompany heart defects as a result.

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The Romantic-Movie Survey! And the Winner is . . .

February 15, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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If you want to see friends let their guard down, just ask them what one film they’d choose as the most romantic movie ever. People sigh into their reveries of certain scenes, reminisce about that look before the kiss, wax philosophical about gender and generation, and express their secret wishes for themselves.

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