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Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
The documentary genre's power of immediacy is evident in "Not Done: Women Remaking America," which includes the still-unfolding possibility of the first Black female vice president and the loss of Breonna Taylor.
The film depicts a powerful female-driven advocacy, one represented by Black...
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019
"Game of Thrones" was both an unprecedented achievement and old-school role model in the TV decade that's rolling its final credits.
Installments of the elaborately produced hit were doled out one at a time by an established outlet, premium cable channel HBO. That was standard TV...
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
Ellen Burstyn hoped her Oscar-winning performance in the 1974 film in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" would lead to more Hollywood stories told from a woman's perspective.
It didn't happen quickly, but over the past couple of years there's been an increase in female-driven films and...
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019
When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn't need to look further than her own industry.
The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter's latest movie, "Nina Wu," is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused and...
Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing yourself.
"Oftentimes you do see dynamic acting — there are a lot of really dynamic actors — but there is a sense of vanity...
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
By the end of her impassioned speech last week in front of a crowded hotel ballroom, Alyssa Milano was choking back tears.
The words "Me Too," the actress and activist told her audience, would continue to ring out as long as society needed them, "reverberating off every closed door,...
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018
In the year after the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and the rise of #MeToo awareness, women in Hollywood are still processing and evaluating what, if anything, has fundamentally changed in their business — from the nature of scripts to an increase in basic opportunity.
Some say that things...
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it's increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm.
Harvey Weinstein has been charged with sexual assault in...
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018
After Rashida Jones exited Pixar's "Toy Story 4" in 2017 she noted that the studio, after 25 years in business, had not made a single feature film directed by a woman, calling it "a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice."
So when Pixar co-founder and...
Monday, Jul. 23, 2018
San Diego Comic-Con 2018 ended Sunday as workers stripped the branding off the buildings, windows, buses, elevators, escalators and every other square inch of open space in the city's Gaslamp District. Weary attendees squeezed in one last thing before heading home with bags of merchandise, sore...