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24 DAYS

The harrowing but critically important French film 24 Days opening today in selected theatres (including NYC & Chicago). Also available on iTunes. When the 2014 Jerusalem Film Festival gave 24 Days their Lia Award celebrating films dealing with Jewish Heritage, they … Continue reading

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52 TUESDAYS

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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

For advocates of women filmmakers, the arrival of Fifty Shades of Grey should be a day of celebration. Here at last is a big budget film with a female heroine that was directed by a woman (Sam Taylor-Johnson!) written by a woman (Kelly … Continue reading

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1971

Opens tomorrow in NYC. Review coming soon.

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21 YEARS: RICHARD LINKLATER

New BioDoc is like a big, fat, wet Frat House kiss to Peter Pan director Richard Linklater, which is ironic because this latest film is, in fact, Boyhood. We have liked many of his films, so it should be fun … Continue reading

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20,000 DAYS ON EARTH

Opens tomorrow in NYC. Review coming soon.

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7 BOXES

NYC Shout-Out: 7 Boxes opens today (2/7/14) at the Cinema Village. Kudos to directing team Juan Carlos Maneglia & Tana Schembori from Paraguay. Their amazingly propulsive new feature takes Hollywood crime tropes & spins them into home-grown gold! "Victor" (Celso … Continue reading

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!WOMEN ART REVOLUTION

Congratulations to all the women just named as one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women's eNews. I am especially thrilled about the inclusion of Lynn Hershman Leeson, who is described by WeN as follows: “Recording the stories … Continue reading

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9500 LIBERTY

  Fascinating doc (co-directed by Annabel Park with Eric Byler) focusing on immigration debate in suburban Virginia also provides insights into role of "new media" in politics at grassroots level.  Film ends with Obama''s '08 election, but has obvious implications for … Continue reading

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27 DRESSES

Much like THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, Aline Brosh McKenna''s wonderful new screenplay uses comedic "top notes" to create a bittersweet after-taste. The real story here is about a woman (Heigl) who lost her mother when she was very young, & … Continue reading

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