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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: K-M

Director Nicole Holofcener looks beyond the lovely and amazing parts of life

TCM will feature films from 12 decades—and representing 44 countries—totaling 100 classic and current titles all created by women. Read more about this here!  Director and writer Nicole Holofcener’s movie Lovely and Amazing (2001) explores essential topics circulating in the media today––the never-ending fight for equality. From racial stereotypes to gender expectations, this film poignantly expresses […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: B-D

‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ a buzzy showcase for McCarthy

In a dramatic turn for Melissa McCarthy (not the first, but lauded as so), Can You Ever Forgive Me? tells the story of fledgling author Lee Israel and the illegal lengths she went to for extra cash and a sense of purpose. The Marielle Heller-directed drama based on Israel’s memoir of the same name is a no-makeup-Oscar-buzz-generator showcase for McCarthy, but its anti-hero protagonist isn’t much of a protagonist at all. (BKP: 3.5/5)

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: K-M

‘The Land of Steady Habits’ paints a painfully resonant image of conventional suburban life

Feeling suffocated by the conventionality of his job and his family life, a man retires and leaves his wife in an attempt to feel alive again. However, after befriending the troubled teenage son of his wife’s best friend, he finds that everything he does is met with the disapproval of his community. Based on the […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: E-G

EVERY SECRET THING

Am I never satisfied? Here is a film with prominent actresses like Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, and Diane Lane carrying a woman-centered film, plus award-winning female filmmakers behind-the-camera. (Amy Berg is the director while Nicole Holofcener wrote the screenplay.) It passes the Bechdel Test with no if, ands, or buts, so am I satisfied? Not I […]

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Spirit Noms 2014

Congratulations to the ten women filmmakers nominated today for Independent Spirit Awards for the work they did in 2013: Julie Delpy: Best Screenplay Before Midnight Nicole Holofcener: Best Screenplay Enough Said Stacie Passon: Best First Feature Concussion Lucy Mulloy: Best First Feature Una Noche   Haifaa Al Mansour: Best First Feature Wadjda Lake Bell: Best First […]

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus WGA

Julia Louis-Dreyfus! Enter this week’s Facebook contest (http://xyz) for your chance to win a DVD set starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Seinfield (Season One) The New Adventures of Old Christine (Season One) Veep (Season One) Julia Louis-Dreyfus opened last week in Enough Said, a new film written & directed by Nicole Holofcener. After years of starring in […]

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Keener WGA

Catherine Keener! Enter our contest for your chance to win a DVD starring Catherine Keener! Catherine Keener opens this week in Enough Said, a new film written & directed by Nicole Holofcener. This is the 5th time Keener has appeared in a Holofcener film, so this week we turn our spotlight on the Keener/Holofcener collaboration! • […]

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MMI Turns 25!

Spent Sunday Sept 15 in Astoria at the wonderful Museum of the Moving Image. As new members , we’ve arrived just in time to celebrate MMI’s 25th anniversary. On 9/15/13, a members-only Brunch was followed by a special screening of Singin’ in the Rain (which really holds up!!!) and a preview of Enough Said with […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: E-G

ENOUGH SAID: Rant by Jan Lisa Huttner

What was already a very good film about two people named “Eva”(Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and “Albert” (James Gandolfini)–both wounded by divorce and wary about trying to take a new run at love–becomes even more resonant with the tragic loss of Gandolfini (so wonderful here in what has since become his final major role). One more thing […]

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PLEASE GIVE

“Kate” (Catherine Keener) lives in a cramped Manhattan apartment and owns a resale shop specializing in vintage furniture. She’s been comfortable in her own skin for years, but as the film opens, something’s bugging her, and that something is her 90-year-old neighbor “Andra” (Ann Guilbert). The smell of death is suddenly permeating her home as […]

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