Coppola WGA

Oscar-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola releases a new movie this week: The Bling Ring. So this week, we turn our spotlight on Sofia Coppola! Enter our Facebook contest for your chance to win one of three DVDs written AND directed by Sofia Coppola:   * Lost in Translation * Marie Antoinette * The Virgin Suicides Click …

THE ADDERALL DIARIES

Written and directed by Pamela Romanowsky, The Adderall Diaries is based on Stephen Elliott’s memoir that shares the same name. Writer Stephen Elliot, played by James Franco, has to go through an unconvincing journey from drug addiction and self-affliction to confront his guilt-ridden past and to forgive his abusive father. (PS: 1.5/5) Review by FF2 …

THE BLING RING

Sofia Coppola’s new film The Bling Ring is both the work of an accomplished filmmaker speaking out on important issues, and the Cri de Coeur of a mother occupied daily with raising two young daughters. The main characters in The Bling Ring are three teenagers who steal millions of dollars-worth of stuff from the homes …

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE

Around 9 PM on April 19, 1989, a twenty-eight year old investment banker entered Manhattan’s famous Central Park and began jogging up Park Drive North. Unbeknownst to her, police had already received reports about a youth gang in that general vicinity, and when she was found a few hours later—brutally raped, beaten, and left for …

Kudos to Michael Cieply NYT!

     You can't imagine the electric current that went thru me as I read this article in the New York Times yesterday because the person ringing all the bells about the 2004 Oscar Noms, was, you guessed it, yours truly.  As I called around doing interviews for my Women’s eNews article, everyone was focused on Sofia …

THE HURT LOCKER

Date: Summer 2004. Place: Iraq. Army Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty), Staff Sergeant William James (Jeremy Renner), and Sergeant J.T. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) are members of an American EOD squad (“Explosive Ordinance Disposal”). Day after day after day, they crisscross the streets of Baghdad in their humvee, responding to calls from military patrols that have …