Why ‘Hustlers’ is more than the ‘female version’ of ‘Goodfellas’ 

Why ‘Hustlers’ is more than the ‘female version’ of ‘Goodfellas’ 

Olivia Wilde’s summer comedy Booksmart was quickly dubbed “the female Superbad” by publications like Vox and CinemaBlend after its release in May. Twitter users cited similarities between the two films, while Interview Magazine and InStyle both published articles about why the film is better than Superbad (2007). From the box office to marketing questions, the…

Time’s Up issues 4 Percent Challenge to support female directors

Time’s Up issues 4 Percent Challenge to support female directors

Time’s Up and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative announced the #4PercentChallenge at Sundance Film Festival this weekend to increase the number of women directors making top-grossing films. According to research from the Inclusionists, only four percent of the 1,200 highest-grossing films from 2007 to 2018 were directed by women. “It’s time for a change -…

DOC NYC: 'The Providers' hopes to bridge healthcare divide

DOC NYC: 'The Providers' hopes to bridge healthcare divide

The bottleneck remains in these parts of the country, even with dedicated providers, including those documented in Laura Green and Anna Moot-Levin’s new film, The Providers. Focusing on the El Centro Family Health clinics in New Mexico, the staff of doctors, nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistance work to provide the care their neighbors deserve.

This week in WIF: recapping the week for women in film

This week in WIF: recapping the week for women in film

There’s a lot to catch up on from the world of women in film. Recapping October’s biggest moments for female directors and characters: #IfAWomanDirected: The Twitter account for the streaming service FilmStruck prompted its followers with this tweet Oct. 22: “#ifawomandirected _______, then ________.” The hashtag quickly took off, with Twitter users looking at films…

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again hits wrong note with representation of female sexuality

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again hits wrong note with representation of female sexuality

Sitting down before the larger than life IMAX screen, I’ll admit I was excited. A musical theater lover and ABBA appreciater, I’d been anxiously anticipating the release of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Let’s face it, we’re in the age of the Hollywood franchise, where building off of an existing IP is always preferential…

Women continue to fight for equality in communications field, film criticism

Women continue to fight for equality in communications field, film criticism

A new study by the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University found that men continue to dominate top management positions while women remain in the middle, likely to have less longevity in the field. Interruption in their full-time work, too, is increased for women as they…