AWFJ EDA Awards @ DOXA 2017: The Winners!

As DOXA 2017 draws to a close, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s EDA Awards for Best Female-Directed Feature and Best Female-Directed Short’ both presented at the festival’s awards ceremony on Saturday, May 13 in Vancouver. Continue reading…

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AWFJ EDA Awards @ Whistler Film Festival: The Winners! – Katherine Brodsky reports

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At the Whistler Film Festival Awards Brunch on Sunday, December 6, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) recognized the outstanding achievements by four women filmmakers by presenting its prestigious EDA Awards at the festival for the third consecutive year. Read more…

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AWFJ Women On Film – Lexi Feinberg’s Top Ten of 2009

1. 500 Days of Summer

2. A Serious Man

3. An Education

4. Inglourious Basterds

5. Up

6. I Love You, Man

7. Up in the Air

8. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

9. The Hurt Locker

10. Where the Wild Things Are

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AWFJ Women On Film – “500 Days of Summer” – Lexi Feinberg reviews

In Marc Webb’s fantastic feature film debut “(500) Days of Summer,” breaking up is hard to do — for one of the people involved. Read more>>

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AWFJ Women On Film – “Away We Go” – Lexi Feinberg reviews

It seems like yet another quirkfest straight out of Sundance, but “Away We Go” has a sneaky way of winning people over. You’ll see. Read more>>

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AWFJ Women On Film – Mia Farrow’s Hunger Strike – Lexi Feinberg reports

As well known for her activism as she is for her acting, Mia Farrow, 64, is fasting to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis in Sudan’s combat-ridden Darfur region. Read more>>

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AWFJ Women On Film – “Battle For Terra” – Lexi Feinberg reviews

“Battle For Terra” tries really hard to put on a serious face but instead plays like a third-rate MADtv parody about careless humans in space. Read more>>

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Women On Film – “I Love You, Man” – Lexi Feinberg reviews

When it comes to the March movie slump, Love really is all you need. Read more>>

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Women On Film – “Confessions of a Shopaholic” – Lexi Feinberg reviews

This grating comedy shows that racking up extreme credit card debt isn’t cute or charming. Who knew? During a time of rampant economic crisis, it’s hard to be amused by “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” Read more>>

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Women On Film – “He’s Just Not That Into You” – Lexi Feinberg reviews

Don’t believe the hype: It’s yet another generic rom-com disguised as a cold splash of water. Read more>>

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Women On Film – “Revolutionary Road” – Lexi Feinberg reviews

Oh the suburbs, with their cookie-cutter houses, finely trimmed lawns and Toyotas parked in the driveway. It’s like a Kodak moment sprung to life, Read more>> read more

“Australia” – Lexi Feinberg reviews

Bigger isn’t better when it comes to Baz Luhrman’s large-scale, over-budget failure Australia. Read more>>

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“Twilight” – Lexi Feinberg reviews

There’s something about doomed love affairs that gets people all aflutter, whether it’s Romeo and Juliet or Jack and Rose or even Ryan and Reese. read more>>

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“Role Models” – Lexi Feinberg reviews

Cinematic man-children are all the craze nowadays, especially if they’re over 30 and still live at home, can’t hold down a job and have never touched a woman. Read more>>

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Women On Film – “Happy-Go-Lucky” – Lexi Feinberg reviews

Happiness means different things to everyone. Read more>>

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“The Secret Life of Bees” – Lexi Feinberg reviews

“The Secret Life of Bees” is this year’s “Kite Runner,” and that’s not a compliment. Read more>>

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“Choke” – Lexi Feinberg reviews

Chuck Palahniuk is notorious for writing unlikeable books about unsympathetic people, so it’s no big shock that “Choke,” his latest story to hit the big screen, centers around a total nimwit. What is surprising, however, is that a film about a scheming, soul-searching sex addict named Victor (Sam Rockwell) could be quite so tedious. Read more>>

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“Towelhead” – Lexi Feinberg reviews

Jasira (Summer Bishil) has a bewitching power over men. She can’t seem to leave the house without several guys, the older the merrier, treating her like the latest Apple gadget they simply must add to their collection. They don’t let the fact that she is merely 13 years old deter them–it raises a “caution” sign at best, never a “stop.” Read more>>

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