Movie Review: “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” Lives Up to Its Name—Unfortunately

March 24, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” may be a shadow of the former film. But there’s a fine reason to see it. Several fine reasons, actually.

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A Film for International Women’s Day

March 8, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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“Feminism may have promised equality and sought a better and fairer world for women but the reality is that girls make up almost a quarter of the world’s population yet still face the greatest discrimination of any group in the world.”

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Wednesday 5: Five Films on Brave and Courageous Women

March 4, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5 we honor the start of Women’s History Month with five documentaries (all available for streaming on Netflix) featuring the lives and stories of brave and courageous women.

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Diary of an Oscars Weekend, Part 3

February 25, 2015 by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

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Playwright/producer/screenwriter Elizabeth Hemmerdinger offers an inside look at what it was like out there in Hollywood during Oscars weekend. Here’s Part 3 of our series—working the parties on Oscars Day.

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Oscars 2015: Did Hollywood Show Its True Colors, at Last?

February 24, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

It was an unusual year for the Academy Awards, honoring a very eclectic (if uniformly Caucasian) collection of films. The acceptance speeches were eclectic too.

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Diary of an Oscars Weekend, Part II

February 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

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By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

An insider’s look at a playwright/producer/screenwriter’s working weekend in Hollywood. Many parties are involved.

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Oscar Central: Women’s Voices’ Live Blog of the 2015 Academy Awards

February 22, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Join us right here during the Oscars anytime you feel the urge to opine.

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The Nominated Movies—Deserving and Not—Through Our Writers’ Eyes

February 22, 2015 by Patricia Allen

Writers for womensvoicesforchange.org offer their own opinions about who should win or not before the spectacle begins. Have a great night and join us as we gape and gossip, compare notes and opinions on our site during our sixth year at the Oscars together.

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Diary of a Documentary Filmmaker During Oscars Weekend

February 22, 2015 by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

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By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

What’s it like out there in Hollywood during Oscars weekend? Playwright/producer/screenwriter Elizabeth Hemmerdinger lets us know.

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Live-Blogging the Oscars! Join Us!

February 20, 2015 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 live-blogging the awards ceremonies as they happen, to cheer on our favorites and dish about the absurdities.

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Fashion on Film—Must-See Films to Watch in 2015

January 30, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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They’ve all done it: Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, and Diana Vreeland. They let the cameras into both their public and their private lives to capture their stake in the fashion world. The fashion documentary is quickly becoming the new trend in filmmaking.

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Documentary: “Every Revolution Is an Adventure”

January 27, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

“Art Is a Weapon” tells the story of Angel Wagenstein, 92, whose life and life’s work affirm that none of us should be satisfied simply watching history unfold around us. We are an intrinsic part of a greater whole. We must actively participate.

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Oscar Nominations, 2015: Changing the Odds

January 20, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

On the Academy Awards: If you’ve been following along via Twitter, what has surfaced as the biggest story—and greatest controversy—is the Academy’s snub of the movie “Selma.”

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2014 Movies: The Biggest, The Best, and Why They Don’t Go Together

December 30, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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Superheroes, special effects, dystopian drama—it was certainly a year in which bigger did better at the box office. But the list of moneymakers holds few films worth recommending to mature, thinking women like ourselves. Where are OUR movies?

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The Wednesday 5: Radical Women

December 10, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5 we share with you five documentaries featuring the lives and stories of radical women, including Nina Simone, Marina Abramovic, and Elaine Stritch.

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