Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021

There's a semi-serious joke on Twitter about releasing the "all-Julia cut" of "Julie & Julia." Nora Ephron's generation-hopping tale of Julia Child's rise and the modern young woman trying to follow her lead has its fans, but it's no secret that the Julia Child section is just more...

Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2021

The label "date movie" hasn't traditionally been applied much to documentaries but filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen have twice now made non-fiction films of trailblazing female icons that also happen to be portraits of loving, supportive marriages. 

In "RBG," the 2018 Oscar-nominated...

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

Directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West first came across the name Pauli Murray while working on their Oscar-nominated documentary "RBG." Ruth Bader Ginsburg had written "Pauli Murray" on the front cover of her first women's rights brief before the Supreme Court to give credit for the idea she'd be...

Wednesday, May. 2, 2018

Is RBG getting enough kale?

That was the question — only partly in jest — that circulated back in early 2017 when President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The idea — for liberals, anyway — was that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had better stay healthy, or the court's...

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