MOVIE OF THE WEEK November 10: MUDBOUND

motw logo 1-35Telling the intertwining stories of two families — one white, one black — living on the same piece of rural Mississippi farmland in the 1940s, Dee ReesMudbound blends strong performances, notable cinematography, and heartbreaking human drama. Continue reading…

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK July 14-21: THE MIDWIFE

motw logo 1-35Two women, one old wound, and a whole lot of wine. Boiled down to its essential ingredients, Martin Provost’s new film The Midwife is diverting enough, filled with small pleasures, and sometimes that is enough. Continue reading…

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK June 9 – 16: MEGAN LEAVEY

motw logo 1-35A film about a woman and a dog already has one at a distinct advantage. Critical faculties are of little avail against the soulful eyes of an adorable canine. Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s film Megan Leavey pulls at the heartstrings with near shameless abandon. Continue reading…

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK, May 26 to June 2, 2017: THE FIFTH ELEMENT

motw logo 1-35Leeloo is back! SONY marks the 20 anniversary of Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element and its iconic heroine with theatrical re-release and July delivery of a special edition 4K UHD. Milla Jovovich’s Leeloo is perfection, a supreme being who has unique survival skills and high power compassion. The film is still visually stunning, thrilling to watch. Continue reading…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Feb 3 – 10: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Raoul Peck’s impeccable and rigorous film I Am Not Your Negro comes at a moment when cinema is creating new conversations about race. In the footage featured in I Am Not Your Negro, Baldwin’s rationality and humanity that shine out — clear, irrevocable and freighted with an unmistakable note of warning. To deny any group of people their essential humanity has repercussions not just for the victims of oppression, but also for the perpetrators. Read On… 

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AWFJ Movie of the Week January 20-27, 2017: 2OTH CENTURY WOMEN

Director Mike Mills’ new film 20TH Century Women has been described as a love letter to his mother. But it is also a portrait of a time and place, and a collection of people perched on the edge of change.Opening January 20, 2017, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is 20th CENTURY WOMEN. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of The Week December 2: JACKIE

Mythmaking has long been a staple of American movies. Pablo Larraín’s film portrait Jackie tackles one of the greatest of American myths — that of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. In the week following her husband’s assassination, Mrs. Kennedy granted an interview to Life Magazine. The film uses this as a framing device, and as an almost surgical means to dissect the psyche of its titular character. Opening Dec. 2, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Jackie. Read on…

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Maite Alberdi Wins IDFA 2016 AWFJ EDA Award for THE GROWN UPS, with 2,500 Euros Prize

For the third consecutive year, AWFJ presented the EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Film at IDFA. At a ceremony hosted by Chile Docs and held on November 22, IDFA Director Ally Derks introduced AWFJ jurors Jennifer Merin and Dorothy Woodend, and they in turn announced that the EDA Award and cash prize of 2,500 Euros goes to Chilean filmmaker Maite Alberdi for The Grown Ups. Read on…

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AWFJ EDA Awards @ Whistler Film Festival: The Winners! – Katherine Brodsky reports

At the Whistler Film Festival Awards Brunch on Sunday, December 6, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) recognized the

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