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Film Scorecard: Women are directing the most anticipated studio films this year

As the controversial topic about women directors and film remains ongoing (see: Rebel Wilson’s commentary on the all-male directors nominated at the BAFTAs), Hollywood is opening the doors to more female directors who will direct films ranging from animation, to documentaries to horror. Here are the most-anticipated studio films for 2020 (followed by individual studios): […]

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Marielle Heller previews 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Can You Ever Forgive Me? director Marielle Heller previews her upcoming Fred Rogers biopic (although she insists it isn’t) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.  With Tom Hanks portraying another American hero (see: Captain Phillips, Saving Mr. Banks, Sully) and Matthew Rhys as the hard-hearted reporter who profiles […]

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Underneath the Surface: An interview with ‘Spiral’ director Laura Fairrie

Spiral, directed by Laura Fairrie, is a powerful documentary, focusing on the underlying tensions that have led to the recent rise in anti-Semitism across Europe.

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Five Netflix originals created by women set for April

Five new films distributed exclusively by Netflix will be available for streaming in April. Olivia Newman’s First Match dropped on the streaming platform March 30 after its initial premiere at Austin’s South by Southwest. Based on Newman’s original short film, the story follows Mo, the only girl on her high school wrestling team who uses the […]

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‘Love, Simon’ is a breath of fresh YA air

Love, Simon is coming out March 16, and it’s everything the young adult film genre needs and more.

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‘Beijing Spring’ documents China’s forgotten struggle for freedom

Award-winning filmmaker Gaylen Ross, co-directing with Andy Cohen, is finalizing post-production on Beijing Spring, a feature-length documentary on how Chinese artists pushed the boundaries of freedom after the death of Mao Zedong in the late 1970s.

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