Examining a High-Stakes World of Inequity in ‘Equity’

July 26, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

What makes ‘Equity’ particularly interesting — and probably broadens its appeal — is the fact that it’s less a women’s movie than a movie whose main characters happen to be women. At its core is a suspenseful story that could be about Wall Street wizards of any gender. But, within that story, the movie does explore several intriguing feminist themes.

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Rebuttal Review: Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Ain’t Afraid of No Critics

July 21, 2016 by Carla Baranauckas

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By Carla Baranauckas

Viewing the high definition version of “Ghostbusters” on Friday night of the opening weekend, I encountered a genuinely funny movie.

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Rebuttal Review: Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Ain’t Afraid of No Critics

July 20, 2016 by Carla Baranauckas

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By Carla Baranauckas

Viewing the high definition version of “Ghostbusters” on Friday night of the opening weekend, I encountered a genuinely funny movie.

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Movie Review: Faith Wins Out Over Fear in ‘The Innocents’

July 19, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

At the heart of ‘The Innocents’ is a community of powerful women. In fact, there are many women involved in ‘The Innocents’ behind the camera as well as onscreen, a situation I’d like to see more of in U.S. films. Perhaps that’s why the movie is so particularly powerful in its ability to dramatize the effects and aftereffects of war on women.

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Movie Review: Dreaming Big in ‘Dark Horse’

July 12, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

After “a chance visit to the Boxing Day races in 2012,” Louise Ormond decided that she wanted to make a film about the racing world. She researched for several days, then came across the stranger-than-fiction story of Welsh racehorse Dream Alliance, an unlikely champion bred by a syndicate of average folk in the former mining town of Cefn Fforest. Ormond remembers, “I knew within seconds I’d do anything to make it into a film.”

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Movie Review: Make Plans to See ‘Maggie’s Plan’

July 5, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

I can’t express how satisfied I am that ‘Maggie’s Plan’ probably lacked the budget for a bigger name. The part and the actress are ideally suited for each other. Greta Gerwig deserves greater success. Then again, I’d hate to see her walk away from intimate gems like this.

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Summer Preview: Movies By, For, and About Women

June 28, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

This summer, there are several notable woman-centric titles that are worth hunting down.

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Movie Review: ‘45 Years’ — Charlotte Rampling, Controversial But Oscar-Worthy

June 14, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

Charlotte Rampling is utterly mesmerizing, conveying a lifetime of hopes and irredeemable sadness through her subtle and often silent presence.

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Movie Review: ‘Love & Friendship’ — Jane Austen Addresses Marriage and Mothers

June 7, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

The average age of a Jane Austen heroine is 18.8. Enter Lady Susan, a widowed mother of 40 or so. She is refined, attractive, and boasts a far superior intellect than the friends and family she surrounds herself with.

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Movie Review: ‘Alice Through the Looking-Glass’

May 31, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

If ‘Alice Through the Looking-Glass’ has a saving grace, it’s the message that women are as capable as men.

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‘A Bigger Splash’: Mythology, Rock ’n’ Roll and the Houseguest from Hell

May 17, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

‘A Bigger Splash’ is artistic, unusual and deeply affecting. But, despite the quality of the film’s direction, writing, casting and brilliant cinematography by Yorick Le Saux, it feels theatrical and deliberately artificial.

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‘The Gender Gap’: 30 Years of Women’s Voices at the Polls (Film Review)

May 3, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

In 1984, more than thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan was running for re-election and a young filmmaker named Jenny Rohrer produced and directed a 16-minute short entitled ‘Women’s Voices: The Gender Gap Movie’ in conjunction with Kartemquin films.

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Helen Mirren’s ‘Eye in the Sky’: Difficult Questions and No Easy Answers

April 26, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

Not only is it encouraging to see women in so many roles in ‘Eye in the Sky’ that are not gender traditional (mission commander, co-pilot, Undersecretary of State, identity analyst), but motives and feelings aren’t distributed along expected lines either. There are equal parts compassion and determination displayed by men and women alike.

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New Fashion Films for Your Must-Watch List

April 22, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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‘The First Monday in May’ (released April 15 and in theaters now ) takes a candid look at the the MET Costume Institute’s preparations for last year’s ambitious exhibition ‘China: Though the Looking Glass’ and its gala.

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Crossing the Hollywood Gender Divide

April 20, 2016 by Paige Morrow Kimball

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By Paige Morrow Kimball

“Women in the middle are often discarded,” Alexander Janko says, “just when they’re hitting their prime—both in their life roles as well as in entertainment. I fervently believe the world’s a better place when we’re in touch with our feminine energy.”

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