LONG SHOT – Brandy McDonnell reviews

Screenwriters Dan Sterling (“The Interview” with Rogen) and Liz Hannah (“The Post”) provide the just-right mix of the sweet and raunchy humor that made Rogen famous, while also balancing the romantic and political aspects of the comedy. It’s refreshing to actually laugh about politics for a while. It’s also bracing to see a romantic comedy free of most of the misogyny and plot machinations that have long plagued the cinematic subgenre.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, April 18 – April 24: THE HUNTSMAN WINTER’S WAR

Opening April 22, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the lavish sequel to 2012 fantasy Snow White and the Huntsman. Charlize Theron returns as evil queen Ravenna, who is locked in a bitter war with her sister Freya (Emily Blunt). Read on…

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: 2,000 Scripts Confirm Hollywood Sexism, THE BOSS Wins Big Box, Plus Geena, Charlize, Mira and Maria Bello News — Brandy McDonnell comments

Polygraph’s impressive recently released analysis of 2,000 film scripts broken down by gender and age puts date behind the anecdotal

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2015 Gave Actresses Vehicles for Greatness – Jennifer Merin comments

While renowned actresses continue to demand equal pay for their work and to lobby for better representation of women on

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: Respect for Maureen O’Hara, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Gavron, Daniel Craig and more – Brandy McDonnell reports

RIP Maureen O’Hara. Sandra Bullock seconds Hollywood’s spanking for sexism and ageism. Suffragette director Sarah Gavron talks role models. Kate Winslett to star in Lee Miller biopic. Sylvia Robinson, known as the “Mother of Hip-Hop,” will be the subject of a biopic. And Daniel Craig bonds with Monica Bellucci, his equal in age. Read more in THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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