is an alumna of Tufts University and Hunter College High School. She is a past winner of the Simon & Schuster Fellowship, and has written for trade publications and local newspapers. She is the Creative Director & Queen B of B Direct Marketing Communications and author of the book "The New Marketing Conversation" and a blog about parenting tweens, "Lovin’ the Alien.” She lives in Marblehead, MA.
Most of this country’s history — like most Hollywood movies — has been written by white men. 'Hidden Figures' is a great reminder of the unsung African-American women who contributed to all our accomplishments.
In Hollywood, middle-aged women wanting or — heaven forbid — enjoying sex is presented as comic relief. Is it progress that we’re seeing more of it? Certainly. But, is there a missing part to all of this? Absolutely.
For many people, 'Certain Women,' the new film by director Kelly Reichardt will feel profoundly uneventful. In three quiet, and yes very slow-moving, stories, Reichardt sows powerful portraits of ordinary women and then encourages them to grow.
If 'Denial' was based on fiction or an original screenplay, this might have led to heartbreaking testimonies from survivors or flashback death camp scenes. Instead, the movie stays true to Deborah Lipstadt’s memoir.
I wish Disney’s wondrous film 'Queen of Katwe' had been produced back when I still had control over what my daughter watched. With its empowering message and determined heroine, the movie finds real inspiration in a remarkable true story.