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Reviews: B-D

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache (2018): Review by Contributing Editor Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

Move over, Hugo! Pamela B. Greene’s new documentary on Alice Guy-Blache will give another parent of cinema the spotlight, after cimematic history has been dominated by the Lumiere brothers and Georges Melies for too long. Watch this film to see not only Guy-Blache but also the many Hollywood luminaries Green interviews about her. (GPG: 5/5) […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: T

TULLY (2018): Review by Roza Melkumyan

An exhausted mother of three hires a “night nanny” to take care of her newborn daughter. The two women forge a close relationship while reflecting on their lives and exploring their notions of youth and motherhood. Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody  – the director and screenwriter duo responsible for 2007’s Juno  – deliver a film […]

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RICKI & THE FLASH

Written by Diablo Cody, Ricki and the Flash is a feel good film about an absentee rock star mother, who returns home to provide support for her daughter in her time of need. Upon returning home, Ricki must come to terms with the effects her absence has had on her children and make amends for […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: N-P

PARADISE

Parable about an innocent named “Lamb” (Julianne Hough) who discovers a painful truth: sometimes bad things happen to good people. Raised as an Evangelical Christian, Lamb heads off to Las Vegas for answers. Either God is not omnipotent, or she is not a “good” person. Engaging dramedy with a gentle gut punch. (JLH: 3.5/5) Click […]

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Seyfried WGA

Amanda Seyfried stars in the new film Lovelace about controversial porn star Linda Lovelace… So this week we turn our spotlight on daring young actress Amanda Seyfried! Enter our contest for your chance to win a DVD starring Amanda Seyfried: Jennifer’s Body (Directed by Karen Kusama/Screenplay by Diablo Cody) Mama Mia Red Riding Hood (Directed […]

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Reviews: X-Z

YOUNG ADULT

Beautiful people travel on a special road through life, but in their fascinating new film Young Adult, director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody show us what happens when doors start closing on someone who has always glided through them. When the film opens, beautiful “Mavis Gary” (Charlize Theron), now in her late 30s, is […]

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Reviews: H-J

JENNIFER’S BODY

Rock band decides to sacrifice a virgin in hopes of getting the devil invested in their career prospects. But they pick the wrong girl, and gruesome, gory, utterly hilarious consequences ensue. You can almost hear director Karyn Kusama (Girlfight) screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) laughing on the soundtrack—baiting their audience with kissing babes and gallons of […]

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Reviews: H-J zPennyRants

JUNO: Here’s Proof!

    Because I am a very vocal advocate for women filmmakers & I spout Martha Lauzen’s “celluloid ceiling” stats every chance I get, some people assume that I am biased towards women filmmakers & promote their work without sufficient critical distance.  People who really know my work, know this is bunk.  There are many films […]

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