A tribute to the career and achievements of legendary casting director Marion Dougherty, and a fascinating insider’s look at behind-the-scenes Hollywood. Read more>>
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This is an animated, autumnal, buddy-caper about time-traveling turkeys that are determined to change history and keep themselves and their kinfolk off the Pilgrims’ menu on their first Thanksgiving in the New World. Read more
In this fascinatingly documentary, inventor Tim Jenison sets out to prove that the 17th century Dutch Master, deemed the greatest realist painter of all time, was secretly using an optical instrument to capture his photo-like images. It provides a uniquely original view of timeless masterpieces. Read more>>
The 65th Cannes film festival acts as the backdrop for this compelling, if somewhat misguided documentary from James Toback. Accompanied by Alec Baldwin, Toback sets out to shame Hollywood for its decision to continually churn out megabuck franchises and mediocrity rather than investing in risky, original cinema. Read more>>
Josh Oppenheimer’s obscene shock doc purports to uncover truths about the 1965-67 genocide in Indonesia, but winds up instead exploiting it in a bizarre series of reenactments staged by the actual perpetrators. Read more>>
Not your usual pre-holiday fare. Last Love is a touching drama, starring Michael Caine and Clémence Poésy in a winter-spring friendship. It opens Nov. 1, along with “The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology” by filmmaker Sophie Fiennes, and other films of particular interest to women audiences. Read more>>.
Laura Linney is clearly in a good mood and ready to chat about The Fifth Estate, the new film in which she co-stars with Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Brühl.
Linney has been a fixture in movies for the last two decades, garnering high acclaim for diverse roles in The Truman Show, Hyde Park on Hudson, Kinsey and Love Actually, to just name a few, alternating movies with leading turns in theatre and on television.
During this interview, she confesses to being in favor of whistleblowers, talks about The Fifth Estate’s controversial subject, Julian Assange, and how it came to be that she never actually met Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Assange in the film. Read more
THE ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS ANNOUNCES PRESENTATION OF EDA AWARDS AT WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL 2013
New York – The Alliance of Women Film Journalists Inc. (AWFJ) is pleased to announce the presentation of juried AWFJ EDA Awards at this year’s Whistler Film Festival, held from December 4 to 8, 2013 in Whistler, British Columbia. Read more>>
Captain Phillips delivers an in impression of authenticity that becomes authenticity itself. And, in doing so, it ‘documents’ an important event in recent history. At the same time, it is a thoroughly thrilling and widely appealing adventure film about piracy — not a fantasy in the Caribbean, but of real life off the coast of Somalia. Read more>>
A Wonder Woman fan film that blazed across the Internet this week has women everywhere cheering the possibility of a female superhero movie. It also raised the intriguing question: What might our culture be like if we had more grand, epic movies about the lives of women? And what if female filmmakers were writing and directing them? Read more>>