Why "One Day" Is the Most Toxic Romance of the... →
Adapted from David Nicholls‘ heralded novel, director Lone Scherfig’s drama One Day aims to lure women in with a crush-worthy leading man Jim Sturgess, the cute but non-threatening romantic hero of Across the Universe, and a modern chick flick mega-star Anne Hathaway. Couple the casting with the sentimental trailer, passion-filled promotional poster and a PG-13 rating, and it’s clear that...
Whether or not “The Tree of Life” will mean as much to someone who...– From Light Years by Kent Jones (Film Comment, July/August 2011) Let’s talk about this more! This article, to me, largely read as a defense of Tree of Life. I find it fascinating to see all these defensive articles. I don’t see a whole lot of folks talking about the flaws in this film....
Beachfire Pictures →
I didn’t realize they have a tumblr! Follow them! I met Andrew James at TCFF last year, and I’ve been following Street Fighting Man pretty closely, or so I thought. Follow follow follow.
Examined Life →
Philosophers talking Philosophy. It’s 88 minutes, and it feels a little slow. That being said, I did find it a super interesting watch, and with it being Philosophy, a little bit too engaging for me to watch segment after segment. I always just wanted to try watching a segment every day and keep the thoughts in my head for a while. And now I can do that thanks to Netflix! Woo!
Becoming what you Hate: 30 Minutes or Less
I went to see 30 Minutes or Less last night with a friend last night. We both wanted to like it, for one being that it was shot in Grand Rapids and my friend was not only on the set for some scenes, but her friend lives in the apartment that the main characters live in in the film. We didn’t pay for it and I’m glad that we didn’t. We were both kind of bummed about the film, but...
feministfilm: ABWH: An Open Statement to the Fans... →
radicallyhottoff: theycallmezorawalker: An Open Statement to the Fans of The Help: On behalf of the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH), this statement provides historical context to address widespread stereotyping presented in both the film and novel…
SEXISM IN FRENCH NEW WAVE →
feministfilm: garconniere: babewave: “…It might also be maintained that some of the gendered aspects of the French language itself militate against certain feminist precepts.” “Many commentators have persuasively argued that François Truffaut diminished the feminism of Henri-Pierre Roché’s novel Jules and Jim by combining most of its women characters into a single figure and ascribing...
People of colour are just not viewed as very “wholesome” in the eyes of the...– Who Is the Black Zooey Deschanel? | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture (via aeraspais)
The founder of Tumblr, David Karp, is one of the creator’s of this site.
battleforbrooklyn: The Trailer. More Clips My family went to the Traverse City Film Festival without me for the first time. Thankfully, they picked up a bunch of stuff they thought I’d have interest in, including a postcard for this film.
Coen Bros & Bechdel: Fargo
This is it! This is the end! The final Coen Brothers and Bechdel post. Fargo. The Coen’s classic. Minnesota, North Dakota. Modernism, isolation. Let’s get on it. The test: Are there at least two women with names in this film? There are! Do they talk to each other? Well, here’s the thing. Using my modified version of the test (as I’m aware many just ask if there are two women in the film), this...
Deren, Clarke, and Wieland were aware of their problematic position among...– From the chapter “The Woman Filmmaker in the New York Avant-garde” in Lauren Rabinovitz’s Points of Resistance: Women, Power, & Politics in the New York Avant-garde Cinema, 1943-71