AWFJ’S TOP 100 FILMS LIST

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH. LOST IN TRANSLATION. DANCE, GIRL, DANCE. Not one of these femme-helmed greats — nor any films directed by women — are on the AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Films list. But, they’re on our annotated list. Along with 87 other movies — including many that are directed by men — that AWFJ highly recommends as essential viewing. Have you seen them all?

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AWFJ’s Commentary on Martha Lauzen’s THUMBS DOWN Report – Jennifer Merin

Mainstream media paid scant attention to Martha Lauzen’s “Thumbs Down: Representation of Women Film Critics in the Top 100 U.S. Daily Newspapers” when the report was published on July 28 by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ), although the posting was supported by simultaneous distribution to 500 entertainment media and movie industry A-listers. This latest study from the guru of women-in-Hollywood statistics and analysis indicates that 70 percent of movie reviews published in America’s top 100 daily newspapers are written by men, and that 47 percent of those publications — almost half — ran no reviews written by female critics.

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