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Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2020
"Mrs. America," which dramatizes the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) fight that pitted a surprising and determined opponent against a deep bench of supporters, is a marvel in many ways.
The impressive cast includes Cate Blanchett and Margo Martindale. The miniseries was created by a woman,...
Wednesday, Jun. 6, 2018
Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Eleven" remake is hard movie to live up to. Its starry charm was backed by a breezy and deceptively dense script full of memorable characters, dizzyingly complex logistics and lively filmmaking that Soderbergh himself couldn't even recreate in the two sequels. But it...
Monday, May. 14, 2018
The leaders of the Cannes Film Festival have signed a gender equality pledge promising to make their selection process more transparent and to push their executive boards toward gender parity.
Cannes director Thierry Fremaux signed the pledge Monday in a packed tent on the Cannes beach,...
Saturday, May. 12, 2018
Eighty-two women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival in an unprecedented red carpet protest to press for improved gender equality in the film industry.
The number of stars, filmmakers and film industry professionals ascending the steps represented the...
Tuesday, May. 8, 2018
The 71st Cannes Film Festival is opening with the premiere of Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows," starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, but much of the drama at this year's festival is off screen.
The shadow of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein is looming over this year's Cannes....
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
"Carol" is an overwhelmingly beautiful film. It looks like a dream, it sounds like whispered want, and it feels like falling in love in all its stomach turning terror and ecstasy. Even its title rolls elegantly off the tongue.
In "Carol," director...
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015
Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari's comedy of manhood "Chevalier" was named best picture at the London Film Festival on Saturday, during a ceremony that honored Cate Blanchett with a major career award.
It was a fitting finale to a festival that...
Monday, May. 18, 2015
This year's Cannes Film Festival is about halfway through, but one thing is already clear: This festival belongs to les femmes.
From the word go, this year's Cannes has been dominated by women and debate about gender equality in the movie industry....
Sunday, May. 17, 2015
"Carol," Todd Haynes' 1950s lesbian romance with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, had the Cannes Film Festival swooning after its premiere.
The long-in-development adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel was received rapturously at Cannes for its...