SPOTLIGHT May 2017: Sheila Nevins, President HBO Documentary Films, Producer and Author

awfjspotlightsmallsmallSheila Nevins is a straight shooter. Answer her casual “How are you?” with “Can’t complain. And you?” and you’ll get “I’ve got a lot to complain about!” in reply.

Nevins’ career could be viewed as an active response to the many complaints she has about the world in which we live. Continue reading…

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ENTOURAGE – Review by Lynn Venhaus

A hedonistic inside look at Tinsel Town through a fictional movie star and his loyal trio of hangers-on, Entourage had two things going for it during eight seasons on HBO: Jeremy Piven’s fierce pit bull agent Ari Gold, for which he won three Emmys, and a plethora of fun cameos and guest stars. This pointless movie version focuses on Vincent Chase, an inexplicable A-lister (the wooden and bland Adrian Grenier is never convincing as a charismatic “It” actor), and his childhood gang from Queens. Read more>>

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Frances McDormand Talks Cinema and Women @ Cannes – Dana Knight reports (Exclusive)

mcdormand1 upheadAt the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, Kering and the Festival de Cannes launched the first edition of the Women in Motion program, spotlighting women’s contributions to cinema. Frances McDormand, a featured guest: “By saying we need “help” we keep the conversation back a little bit. We don’t need “help”, we need money, we need platforms, we need voices but we don’t need “help”. AWFJ’s THE FEMALE GAZE contributor Dana Knight reports. Read on…

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ENTOURAGE – Review by Susan Granger

If you were enthralled by all eight seasons of the HBO show, you won’t want to miss the movie. If you’re a newbie, you’ll have an all-access pass to glitz and glam, a hedonistic fantasy of Hollywood, parodying the decadence and outrageous excesses of the entertainment industry. But who really cares read on...

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