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    Heroines of Cinema: Mimi Leder and the Impossible Standard for Women Directors in Hollywood

    If you were a Hollywood studio, who would you hire to direct your $170 million action tentpole? A director with two blockbuster action hits to their name, or the team behind the commercial flop “Welcome to Collinwood” and the critical flop “You, Me & Dupree”. The answer, for Marvel Studios and their...

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    Heroines of Cinema: How Judi Dench Became a Box-Office Phenomenon In 10 Easy Steps

    In the week "Philomena" crosses $100 million worldwide, Judi Dench once again confirms her status as a true box office draw.

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    Heroines of Cinema: Why Don't More Women Make Movies? Marian Evans on Bridging The Gap Between Theory and Practice

    Writing this column, my gender makes me well aware that issues relating to women in film can be experienced quite differently in theory and practice. But this is scant insight compared to that offered by New Zealand writer, activist, academic and filmmaker Marian Evans, Wellywood Woman. Traversing t...

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    Heroines of Cinema: 10 Feminist Highlights of Awards Season

    There are many reasons to hate awards season. But for me, its greatest value has always been the potential platform it offers to progressive films, voices and characters. Let's not kid ourselves - 90% of the time, awards shows are a platform for vast egos and cinema at its most conservative. But at ...

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    Heroines of Cinema: 10 Trans Actors Who Could Have Played Jared Leto's Role in 'Dallas Buyers Club'

    I was going to start this article by saying that I don't want to take anything away from Jared Leto's performance in "Dallas Buyers Club". But in a sense, I do. The performance certainly holds up as a piece of art, but as a part of our culture, I believe it needs contextualizing.

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    Heroines of Cinema: Marta Cunningham Explains The Valentine's Tragedy That Turned Her Into a Filmmaker

    Laverne Cox recently spoke about how popular media narratives on trans people are limiting, too often only comfortable defining them as victims or statistics. The 2008 murder of Larry King was a case in point. According to the prevailing story, Larry was a 15 year old (generally labelled as gay or "...

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    Heroines of Cinema: Where Are The Leading Roles For Black Actresses Over 50?

    Last week, Oprah Winfrey missed out on a second potential Oscar nomination, and with it, the chance of becoming the oldest African American actress ever to win an Academy Award (the current oldest was also the first - Hatty McDaniel at the tender age of 44).

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    Heroines of Cinema: Kátia Lund, the Oscar-Nominated Director Who Never Was

    Who is Kátia Lund, the co-director, alongside Fernando Meirelles, of “City of God” - the breakout Brazilian drama nominated for four Oscars in 2004?

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    Heroines of Cinema: An A to Z of Women in Film in 2013

    It’s at times like these that twenty-six letters seems awfully few. Not that this list is intended as an encyclopedia.

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    Heroines of Cinema: Reed Morano, The Next Big Thing in American Cinematography

    Thirty-six-year-old Reed Morano is fast becoming one of independent cinema’s most exciting cinematographers.

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