WEEK IN WOMEN: Palm Springs Film Fest honors Laura Dern – Brandy McDonnell reports

Laura Dern will receive the Career Achievement Award at the 31st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California, on January 2, 2020. Also to be honored at the ceremony are Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron and Renee Zellwegger.

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LITTLE WOMEN – Review by Susan Granger

Since Greta Gerwig’s Ladybird was one of my 2017 favorites, I had high hopes for her version of Louisa Mae Alcott’s classic story, but she butchers it! Rather than relate it chronologically, Gerwig shuffles, subverts and skips pivotal scenes, except for the opening Christmas letter from Father and the wryly romantic conclusion.

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Noah Baumbach on MARRIAGE STORY, Perspectives and Writing Women – Jennifer Merin interviews

Noah Baumbach’s films are all about the tangles and untangling of relationships and, while they aren’t written entirely from a female perspective, they always present complex and compelling female characters with strong and well-defined objectives. From his own male perspective, Baumbach writes female characters with convincing authenticity.

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TIFF18 Review: JEREMIAH TERMINATOR LEROY (World Premiere) – Alexander Heller-Nicholas

In any other time, there surely couldn’t be a twisted lo-fi queer-leaning biopic co-starring Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart that could be anything less than a total smash hit. Individually, each actor has developed intensely devoted fan bases in both the general mainstream and simultaneously among cult film die-hards. Framed with that ever-alluring ‘based on a true story’ chestnut, Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy should be win-win. So this indie turn should be a slam dunk, and yet…these are far from ordinary times.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK December 29: Best Female Characters of 2017

motw logo 1-35With thanks to the movie industry women and men who’ve brought them into our consciousness, Team #MOTW pays tribute to the brilliant female characters who’ve joined our pantheon of feminist film goddesses during 2017. They are a legion of strong, complex, compelling fictional, truth-based and real life women whose stories, struggles, aspirations and accomplishments inspire us. continue reading….

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, December 12 – December 16, 2016: THE FOUNDER

When a travelling salesman named Ray Kroc discovered a hamburger stand run by two brothers, he caught wind of a golden opportunity and so began the story of McDonalds. It is a tale of mendacity, betrayal and corruption. Opening Dec. 16, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The Founder. Read on…

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Top Female Performances @ New York Film Festival 2016 — Liz Whittemore reports

The New York Film Festival is the perfect venue for women to really show the world what they’re artistically capable of. This year was no exception. With performances from Annette Bening, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and Cynthia Nixon to name a few, here is a list of what I believe are some of the best of the best of women at NYFF54.

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