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The Ongoing Importance of Amy Adams’ Portrayal of Margaret Keane

On this day in 2015, Amy Adams won the Golden Globe for her portrayal of Margaret Keane in Big Eyes. This win was two-fold: it earned Amy much-deserved recognition for brilliantly telling Margaret’s story, and it brought Margaret’s story some much-deserved recognition in itself. 

Big Eyes is a biographical drama film which tells the story of American artist Margaret Keane, renowned for her distinctive paintings of subjects with large, expressive eyes.read more.

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From ‘Marjoe’ to ‘Strike’: Sarah Kernochan’s Career of Reinvention

Yes, Sarah Kernochan has won two Academy Awards. But that barely scratches the surface of her decades-long career, where she has been everything from director to novelist to screenwriter to musician. 

“I didn’t have any ambition to be a director, and certainly not a documentary filmmaker,” Sarah said, looking back on her Academy-Award winning feature, Marjoe.read more.

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‘Promising Young Woman’ vs. ‘I May Destroy You’: Messaging in the Me Too Era

FF2 Guest Post by Shelby Cooke

The “Me Too” movement and the revelations of rampant sexual abuse in creative industries (especially in Hollywood) have opened conversations about women’s mistreatment and disadvantages. Conversations about these issues are slowly becoming more mainstream. Four years later, film and television makers are finally amplifying women’s voices, with 2020 boasting record-breaking amounts of female-led productions.read more.

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Kitty Green on ‘The Assistant:’ “If we looked cool, we would have failed”

I can’t believe it took us two and a half years to make a movie about #metoo, but better late than never. I had the privilege of seeing a director Q and A with Kitty Green last week, a kick-off to the press tour for her harrowing slice of life film The Assistant. The story of a lonely girl suffering through a job a million people would kill for made me, my friend Jeremy, and everyone else in that subway-rumbling theater experience the anxiety that comes with working for an abusive boss.read more.

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