CAPTAIN MARVEL – Review by Brandy McDonnell

“Captain Marvel” is part trippy, rainbow-hued space adventure, part buddy-cop road trip featuring terrific chemistry between Larson and Jackson, and part empowering coming-of-age story. The latter gets a welcome boost when Carol reunites with her stalwart best friend, fellow fighter pilot Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch), and Maria’s precocious daughter Monica (Akira Akbar), who help her rediscover her true self in time for the superpowered final showdown.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Netflix Taps Brie Larson and Lynette Howell Taylor – Brandy McDonnell reports

Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson and Oscar-nominated producer Lynette Howell Taylor have made a two-picture worldwide rights deal at Netflix for films produced by Howell Taylor’s 51 Entertainment. Netflix has acquired Unicorn Store, Larson’s directorial debut, as well as Lady Business, which will be the next film she stars in and possibly her sophomore outing as a director.

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Femme-centric STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS’ box-office tops Golden Globes earner THE REVENANT – Brandy McDonnell reports

Star Wars: The Force Awakens took top North American box office for its fourth weekend, grossing $41.6 million from 4,134

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BALLERINA’S TALE, ROOM, MEADOWLAND, WATCHERS OF THE SKY and Other Oct 16 Openers – Reviews by Jennifer Merin

A Ballerina’s Tale pays tribute to the talent and tenacity of Misty Copeland, the African American ballerina who defied racial

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Ten Noteworthy Female Performances at TIFF 2015 – Pam Grady Reports

With the Toronto International Film Festival, the Oscar season officially opens in North American. Oh, there are other fall festivals

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