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    Hollywood Reporter Acknowledges That The Industry is Sexist

    The Hollywood Reporter in the wake of their complete dismissal of women in both its writer and director roundtables has done a 360 and put together a whole cover on the lack of women directors and other women in power in the business.  While the package is interesting (while not saying anyth...

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    Talking Oscars and Feminism with Scott Feinberg of the Hollywood Reporter

    Check out this audio interview I did with Scott Feinberg - Oscar analyst at the Hollywood Reporter. We talked about the Oscar race with a feminist slant. I really enjoyed the conversation.

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    David Cronenberg Says 'Cosmopolis' Will Arrive Next Fall; Terrence Malick's 'The Burial' Is Not Called 'The Burial'

    David Cronenberg Says 'Cosmopolis' Will Arrive Next Fall; Terrence Malick's 'The Burial' Is Not Called 'The Burial'

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    Where are the Women at the Indie Spirit Nominations?

    I just got back from a meeting and broke open the list of indie spirit nominees for 2012 and I am utterly dispirited at the lack of female voices throughout the categories. 

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    Gotham Award Winners: The Women

    The awards season began in earnest last evening with the IFP sponsored Gotham Awards. 

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    Mike Mills Says Winning Best Feature For 'Beginners' At Gotham Awards "Trippy, Weird Icing On The Cake"

    Mike Mills Says Winning Best Feature For 'Beginners' At Gotham Awards "Trippy, Weird Icing On The Cake"

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    'The Tree Of Life' & 'Beginners' Tie For Best Feature At The 2011 Gotham Awards

    With the New York Film Critics Circle set to announce their award winners tomorrow morning over Twitter (guys, way to make it less meaningless, how about an actual webpage?) and the Gotham Independent Film Awards just wrapped, the fall awards season has officially kicked off. And already, we've ...

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    Women Directed Movies in 2011

    Yesterday, the Hollywood Reporter roundtable on directors made me crazy, but it also made me think.  While I will give them no leeway on the ridiculous comment asking the directors to name a major movie directed by a woman this past year, I thought it would be good to look at ALL the movies dir...

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    Share Your Pariah Moment

    Have you ever felt like you didn't fit in? Ever felt like a Pariah? The folks from the film Pariah want to hear your story.

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    TIFF '11 Review: 'Pariah' Is So Much More Than Just This Year's 'Precious'

    Listen, we understand that sometimes in order to get some attention, indie films need glib comparisons and word out of Sundance this year was that Dee Rees' "Pariah" was this year's "Precious." However, not only is "Pariah" nothing like "Precious", it is so much better and so much more rewarding than anything Lee Daniels' "achieved" with his hysterical, exploitative, ghetto soap opera porno. Real in ways few movies ever are, "Pariah" mixes the coming out and coming-of-age story and pitches it against the backdrop of an African-American family adapting to the shifting cultural sexual tides. The result is a film that is warm and raw, sometimes ...

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