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>>.
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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
During June, 2013, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, a nonprofit association of leading professional critics and feature writers who work in print, broadcast and online media in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, has presented four EDA Awards to women directors for their outstanding achievements in documentary filmmaking. Read more>>
Recent events indicate that gender often plays a role in popular film criticism. In February of this year, Rex Reed, film critic for the New York Observer, made an issue of Melissa McCarthy’s weight in his review of Identity Thief. This incident followed closely on the heels of a (now former) male editor at the Niagara Falls Reporter ordering a critic to refrain from reviewing films with strong female characters.
While such anecdotal stories are attention getting, they reveal little about the relationship between gender, film critics, and movie reviews. Read more
At Salem Film Fest 2013 (March 7 to 14 in Salem, Massachusetts), the Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) has presented EDA Awards to two superb films directed by women. Read more>>
The 2012 EDA Awards received monumental media recognition, with coverage in Time, Variety, USA Today, Thompson On Hollywood, Movie City News and dozens of other esteemed journals and blogs. With sincerest thanks to all, here’s a sampling of the media coverage we’ve received.
Here’s a cheat sheet for the roster of female directors who should have made the 2013 list of Oscar nominations, starting with Kathryn Bigelow, whose latest military film is clouded by controversy over its depiction of torture. Read more>>
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is delighted to reveal the winners of its 7th Annual EDA Awards. Starting with Best Film, “Zero Dark Thirty” swept the AWFJ EDA “Best of” categories with five awards, took another two in the female-centric EDA Focus Awards, and earned its eighth win in the EDA Special Mention section. See the full list of winners.
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is delighted to announce the nominees for the 2012 AWFJ EDA Awards. The winners will be announced on January 7, 2013. Meanwhile, we hope you’ll enjoy all the fine films on our list of nominees, and enjoy our unusual categories, including most memorable moments, best nudity or seduction and actress most in need of a new agent. Read on…
Set in the near future, this sly, fanciful story revolves around Frank Weld (Frank Langella), an irascible, retired jewel thief, who is divorced and living alone in the old family house in rural Cold Spring, New York. The place is a slovenly mess and Frank’s memory is obviously failing, which greatly concerns his grown children: exasperated Hunter (James Marsden) and peripatetic Madison (Liv Tyler) with whom he communicates via an advanced version of Skype. Read more