WEEK IN WOMEN: New Study: Huge Majority of Film Critics are Male and White – Brandy McDonnell reports

Stacy L. Smith and the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative have again found that film reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes are overwhelmingly white and male. Their new study shows that 67.1 of the critics were male, 32.9 percent were female, and that of critics with an “ascertainable” race or ethnicity, 23.2 percent were from minority groups while 76.8 percent were white,.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK August 10, 2018: SKATE KITCHEN

motw logo 1-35That Crystal Moselle’s Skate Kitchen often feels more like a documentary than a scripted drama is no surprise, given Moselle’s experience as a documaker and her cast of real-life NYC skateboarders playing fictionalized versions of themselves. The film delivers its story about female friendship with verve and authenticity.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK February 9: THAT’S NOT ME

motw logo 1-35 Australian filmmaker Alice Foulcher co-wrote, co-produced and stars in That’s Not Me, an appealing comedy send up about sibling rivalry, personal identity, fame and the whims of showbiz. Continue reading…

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