MOONLIGHT Tops AWFJ EDA Award Winners 2016

moonlight-posterThe women of AWFJ have voted!

Moonlight is the big winner in this year’s tenth annual AWFJ EDA Awards, garnering awards in seven categories. AWFJ voters show love for esteemed director/activist Ava DuVernay with three EDAs. Manchester By The Sea won two. EDAs went to a diverse array of talents in 13 additional categories, including Bravest Performance, Actress Most in Need of a New Agent and the coveted AWFJ Hall of Shame Award. Read on…

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MOTHER’S DAY – Review by Susan Granger

Perhaps the best that can be said about this cringe-worthy rom-com is that octogenarian Garry Marshall has assured his continuing Academy membership by staying ‘active’ in an industry that could all-too-soon forget he once directed hits like “Pretty Woman,” “Runaway Bride,” “Beaches” and “The Princess Diaries,” not to mention creating TV’s “Happy Days” and “Laverne & Shirley.” Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Aug 10 – Aug. 16: SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY

she's funny that way poster copy Opening August 14, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is She’s Funny That Way, the new film from actor/writer/director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show). Described as a screwball comedy in the same vein as Bogdanovich’s 1972 classic What’s Up Doc?, it follows the interconnected lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway show. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Jan. 19-25: CAKE

Opening Jan. 23, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Cake, the new drama from writer-director Daniel Barnz (Beastly, Won’t Back Down) which has been garnering huge critical buzz for Jennifer Aniston’s central performance. Am actress known for her comedy prowess, Aniston puts in a dark, dramatic turn as Claire Bennett, a woman caught in the throws of a very personal tragedy who becomes obsessed with the suicide of a young woman (Anna Kendrick) from her local pain support group with whom she converses with in hallucinatory sequences. Read on…

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AWFJ Women On Film – “Horrible Bosses” – Review by Ann Lewinson

Three disgruntled employees (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day) plot to kill their bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston) in a comedy that’s less Office Space than a more timid “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” starring a Hangover replacement cast. Read more>>

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AWFJ Women On Film – 2010 EDA Awards Winners

Black Swan, The Kids Are All Right, The Social Network and Winter’s Bone score multiple 2010 EDA Awards, and there are top honors for Annette Bening, Helen Mirren, Claire Denis, Noomi Rapace, Hailee Steinfeld and Joan Rivers, and for some mighty memorable men.

Then, too, we present AWFJ’s unique awards for Most Memorable Moment, Best Nudity and Actress Most In Need of A New Agent! And more. Read the list

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AWFJ Women On Film – “The Switch” – Review by Diana Saenger

I’m really on the fence about The Switch. I think there are two movies inside this romantic comedy. There’s one plot I dislike for being cliché, boring, ridiculous and helping to spur even more tabloid stories about poor Jennifer Aniston (thank you very much). But there’s also a tender story about a man who loves a woman so much he’ll wait years for her – and, after falling instantly in love with a little boy – will do anything to make the lad’s world complete. Read more>>

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AWFJ Women On Film – The Week In Women, April 2, 2010 – MaryAnn Johanson

Jennifer Aniston may not want your help; lady filmmakers need to shut up and count their blessings; won’t someone think of the boys?…

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AWFJ Women On Film – “Love Happens” – Susan Granger reviews

Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? It’s hard to tell with Jennifer Aniston’s wretched new romantic drama which is almost as disastrous as the tabloids’ chronicles of her off-screen, unlucky-in-love life. Why draw the obvious similarity? Because of her friend’s (Judy Greer) wry observation: “You tend to fall for these guys with expiration dates right on their foreheads.”

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