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    Crosspost: Stories About Women Dominate at Cannes, Even If Female Filmmakers Are Rare

    Here's Tommy Lee Jones trying to fix what is so clearly wrong with Hollywood's gender imbalance, and here's the status quo rejecting it. Do they reject it because it wasn't that good, or do they reject it because they can't or won't care about a movie that cares about women?

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    Divergent Leaps to the Top of the Box Office; Sequel Planned

    Critics may not have liked Divergent, but audiences sure did.

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    How the Demise of the Romantic Comedy Will Affect Women

    Some reasons behind the death of a genre.

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    Sarah Polley, Nicole Holofcener, Sandra Bullock Big Winners of AWFJ Awards

    The Alliance of Women Film Journalists has announced their award winners, among whom Sarah Polley ("Stories We Tell") was the only winner of a category not specifically designated for a women. Nicole Holofcener swept the writing and direcing categories in the "Female Focus" portion of the awards fo...

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

    A mere sample of the films worth seeing, the talents worth tracking, the prejudices worth fighting, and the debates worth having if you care about women and their role in this simultaneously depressing and inspiring industry.

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    EDA Awards Honor Women Directors and Writers, Names Actresses Who Need New Agents

    The Alliance of Women Film Journalists has announced their Best-of-2013 list.

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    Quote of the Day: Manohla Dargis: "The Movie Industry is Failing Women"

    In response to the paltry showing of women directors among studio and indie films, New York Times chief film critic Manohla Dargis said, "The movie industry is failing women. And until the industry starts making serious changes, nothing is going to change."

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    RogerEbert.com Devoting This Week to Women Critics

    To draw attention to the severe gender imbalance in criticism and allow women critics a few more virtual column inches, Chaz Ebert announced a new initiative at RogerEbert.com today:

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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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    Women Critics Give Advice for Aspiring Critics

    Every week Criticwire asks a handful of critics a question and publishes their responses. This week they asked critics what advice they would give to aspiring critics. We've highlighted the advice from the female critics.

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