ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH – Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Sometimes, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch feels like a loftier, artier and much more sobering Transformers sequel, what with its fixation on the monstrously huge machines that chomp into the planet and unsettle our ailing ecosystem for the sake of commerce.

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ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH – Review by Sheila Roberts

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is an epic cinematic journey that’s equal parts mesmerizing, disturbing and timely. While our success as a species has tipped the planet’s systems outside their natural limits, the filmmakers express optimism that our tenacity and ingenuity that helped us thrive can also lead to innovative solutions that will pull these systems back to a safe place for all life on earth.

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ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH – Review by Cate Marquis

While mass extinction and climate change are part of the discussion, they come up late in the documentary and are not the major focus. It is instead, the far-reaching impact humans have had on the whole planet, both physically and on other forms of life here. This is a fascinating, thoughtful documentary film, filled with stunning photography, that makes a powerful point of which we should all be aware.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Taymor’s Steinem biopic casts Lulu Wilson, Julianne Moore – Brandy McDonnell reports

Lulu Wilson, 13, has been picked to play young Gloria Steinem in Julie Taymor’s biopic The Glorias: A Life on the Road. Julianne Moore will play Steinem present dat, and Alicia Vikander is in negotiations to play the feminist and activist from ages 20 to 40. The film will be based on Steinem’s memoir.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, August 29 – September 2: The Light Between Oceans

Opening Sept. 2, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The Light Between Oceans,
The season of serious films kicks off with a new cargo of epic stories, sweeping vistas and major actors. One film has every single one of these things – Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans. Read On…

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TWIW: Academy’s Diversity Booster, plus Viola Davis, Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander and more — Brandy McDonnell comments

The Academy’s Cheryl Boone Isaac has announced “a sweeping series of substantive changes” to boost diversity, including a commitment to

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SPOTLIGHT November 2015: Alicia Vikander, Actress and It Girl

vikander 1With seven films released this year, Vikander is 2015’s ‘It Girl.’ What caught our eye is her effortless class. Whether corseted for a period drama or kicking butt in 60s mod gear, she exudes timeless, Old Hollywood style that audiences and filmmakers — and we — can’t get enough of. Read on…

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