THE WEEK IN WOMEN: GOODFELLAS for Gals, Mob Wives and Elizabeth Banks update – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Lorraine Bracco in GOODFELLAS
Lorraine Bracco in GOODFELLAS
In honor of the 25th anniversary of Goodfellas, the Martin Scorsese classic, Kyle Smith at the New York Post wrote a little something titled “Women are not capable of understanding Goodfellas.” And by “a little something,” I mean, a piece of obvious clickbait that was clearly penned with the sole purpose of making people get mad about it, click on it, read it, get mad about it some more, respond to it and, most importantly, spread that link around so more people can get mad about it and then click on it and then share it. Read more…

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for