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    BAFTA Nods Recognize Women Directors and Female Protagonists

    Among the BAFTA nominees are films by several women directors: Clio Barnard's "The Selfish Giant," Haifaa al-Mansour's "Wadjda," Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish," and Jennifer Lee's "Frozen."

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    Best Women-Centric Films of 2013

    2013 was another execrable year for female filmmakers, but it was a pretty great one for actresses.

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    Sarah Polley, Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour Among National Board of Review's Best-of-Year Picks

    Directors Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell) and Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda) and actress Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) were the only awardees among the National Board of Review's end-of-the-year picks in categories not designated for women.

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    Clio Barnard Only Sight & Sound-Approved Woman Director

    Director Clio Barnard must be tired of collecting awards by now. Here's another for her scrapbook: her debut narrative feature, The Selfish Giant, landed on film magazine Sight & Sound's top-ten list.

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    From 'Showgirls' to 'Orgazmo,' Here Are The Top Grossing NC-17 Rated Films of All Time

    In honor of NC-17 rated "Blue Is The Warmest Color" -- which is continuing to find strong numbers as it expands across the U.S. ($379,278 and counting) -- Indiewire is taking a look back at the history of the controversial rating, which has been in effect for over 23 years now.

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    Quote of the Day: Manohla Dargis Putting the Button on Blue

    Manohla Dargis has had some issues with the film Blue is the Warmest Color (which did very well at the box office in the US where it opened this weekend) since she saw it back in Cannes in May.

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    Questions of Queer Identity, Coming of Age and Loss of Self in Blue is the Warmest Color

    There's no doubt when Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue is the Warmest Color hits theaters today it will cause controversy. The movie has already experienced both the praise and backlash of both critics and its own director and lead actresses.

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    Cross Post: Heroines of Cinema: 'Blue is the Warmest Color' and the Real Problem With Male Filmmakers and Female Sexuality

    I am a man, and this is an article concerning female sexuality, at least in part. I feel that should be noted immediately, lest anyone take it as an unnoticed irony rather than a relevant starting point. While I don't see my gender as fatally problematic either to the authorship of this article or t...

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    Que(e)ries: What Do We Expect from Lesbian Films?

    Last week, two separate events begged the question: What do we expect from lesbian films? The two situations raise more questions than answers, but both warrant further examination.

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    Heroines of Cinema: 'Blue is the Warmest Color' and the Real Problem With Male Filmmakers and Female Sexuality

    I am a man, and this is an article concerning female sexuality, at least in part. I feel that should be noted immediately, lest anyone take it as an unnoticed irony rather than a relevant starting point. While I don’t see my gender as fatally problematic either to the authorship of this article or t...

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