FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, DISORDER, MY KING, PETE’S DRAGON and other August 12 Openers – Reviews by Jennifer Merin

Top pick for this week is Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep as the self-styled diva whose voice could shatter

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, August 8 – August 12: Florence Foster Jenkins

Opening Aug. 12, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Florence Foster Jenkins, Meryl Steep adds another character in her pantheon of infamous dames. This time it is an actual operatic grande dame in the eponymous form of Florence Foster Jenkins. Read on…

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: Are 2015’s Gender Gains Sustainable? Plus Blanchett, Streisand and Hollywood’s Most Powerful Women — Brandy McDonnell Reports

As 2015 comes to a close, the question becomes are women’s box office successes just milestones in a particularly good

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, October 20-26: SUFFRAGETTE

Opening October 23, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Suffragette, British director Sarah Gavron’s phenomenal portrait of the brave women at the vanguard of the rights to vote campaign in the early 20th century . Read on…

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN on the Equality Front: JLaw’s Stand, EEOC Hearings, Gender Switching & Censored Women Film Fest – Brandy McDonnell reports

Jennifer Lawrence assails unequal pay, receives wide support from colleagues and fans. Filmmaker Maria Giese is first to testify at EEOC hearings. Expect more male characters to be rewritten for women. Censored Women’s Film Fest debuts in November in DC. And more in this week’s THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: Switching genders in OUR BRAND IS CRISIS, ROADHOUSE and more – Brandy McDonnell comments

When filmmakers start casting women in roles originally written for men, it gives real hope that Hollywood might just be

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