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    The 33rd Susan B. Anthony Awards

    Last night I was one of four people who received a Susan B. Anthony Award from the NYC chapter of the National Organization for Women.

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    Lily Tomlin on Feminism, Humor and Girls

    With the release of Admission, the awesome Lily Tomlin has been popping up in the media. Seeing Tomlin reminds us of what a pioneer she has been in Hollywood ranging from her career as a comedic actress, to being an outspoken feminist, to the casual acknowledgement of her sexuality and long term re...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Croods' Notches Best Animated Opening Since November

    Normally, we’re besieged by animated fare during all months, but not so far in 2013. The only animated film of the year thus far was “Escape From Planet Earth,” a production from The Weinstein Company that was treated like a last minute dump, posting numbers that only counted as a hit compared to th...

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? Gain 'Admission' To 'The Croods' & 'Olympus Has Fallen'

    This weekend's release docket may inspire even the most cynical of cinephiles to wax a little nostalgic about their younger days. The reminiscence upon past events, eras and moments which we paint with the strokes of simplicity and unadulterated joy is one we all deign to indulge in once in a while....

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    Interview with Karen Croner - Writer of Admission

    Women and Hollywood: I read that you started in the documentary world? Can you talk about how you shifted into writing?

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    This Week's Review Report

    Lots of new releases today, but not a ton of new reviews. The big reason, it seems, is that none of these new releases are doing particularly well with critics, many of them falling in in the "C" and low "B" area of our Criticwire scale. Nonetheless, with so many choices, you're bound to find someth...

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    When the 'Perfect' Ending Isn't a Happy One

    The new movie "Admission" features an ending that's both narratively and realistically satisfying. But will audiences respond to it enough to bring about more like it?

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    Admission Gives Us Some Real Feminism On Screen

    Comedies today seem to always go for the broadest, raunchiest laughs. The audience is not trusted to get the comedic nuances in everyday life. That is not the case with the new film Admission written by Karen Croner, directed by Paul Weitz and based on the book by Jean Hanff Korelitz.

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    'Admission' Granted: 20 Great College-Set Movies

    Ah, the college experience. Success through opportunity! Or uh, something like that. For many, it's the first real taste of unchaperoned freedom, mixed in with girls, guys, sex, parties, experimentation and if you’re lucky, a bit of higher learning, too. Like the high school film, the college movie ...

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    Review: 'Admission' With Tina Fey & Paul Rudd A Low-Stakes Drama Mixed With Toothless Social Satire

    Some people don’t seem to realize that the type of stories being told in film needs to change. Small-scale tales of middlebrow intimacy and minor dramatic conflict used to have a home in the cinemas, where they would play to audiences who didn’t have a surplus of entertainment options. Today, the pr...

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