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    Best Films Directed by Women, Reaching Consensus

    While we pore over the latest Sight & Sound film critics poll of the Top 50 Movies of all time, it's not surprising that most of the films are directed by men. The notable exception is Chantal Akerman's "Jeanne Dielman," which I saw in college but barely remember. On the other ...

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    Are Women Directors Entering a Golden Age? Studio 360 Talks to Shelton, Polley

    Are we entering a golden age for women directors in Hollywood? I've been trying to figure out the troubled relationship between women and the film business for decades, so I unloaded for Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, who also talked with Sarah Polley and Lynn Shelton, about how the industry favors ind...

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    Streep Lays Out Women's Pic Studio Stats at Women in Film Awards: "Why Don't They Want the Money?"

    If women make up 51 percent of all moviegoers, “Why don’t they want the money?” asked Meryl Streep at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Tuesday night. She cited five movies in less than five years aimed at women, costing a fraction of the cost of studio tentpoles, that grossed $1.6 billion com...

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    Columbia's Women Filmmakers, from Holofcener to Cholodenko: Not as Easy As It Looks (Video)

    The elephant in the room at last week's oddly titled Columbia University Film Festival panel "What Glass Ceiling? The Remarkable Success of Columbia's Women Filmmakers," showcasing filmmakers Lisa Cholodenko, Nicole Holofcener, Shari Springer Berman and Cherien Dabis was how tough it is for these in...

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    AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase, New Participants

    The AFI Directing Workshop for Women showcase will take place at the DGA Theater May 8. Each year, the Directing Workshop for Women offers eight women who have established themselves within the industry a tuition-free program of hands-on and classroom production experience as well as the chance to d...

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    Ashley Judd, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Lawrence vs. Our Toxic Misogynist Culture

    In the past week, actresses and their weight have been front and center. When moviegoers suggested that Kate Winslet was too fat in the 3-D rerelease of the 1997 blockbuster "Titanic," she responded that she's now thinner than co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. Jennifer Lawrence was described as not hungry ...

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    Against Gendered Culture

    Why are books and movies tagged pink or blue, like babies in a 1950s nursery?

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    Columbia University Film Festival Goes Retro at Twenty-Five

    New Yorkers this is for you. This year, the Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF) celebrates its 25th anniversary with a week-long festival of screenings and dramatic readings. The fest, which is co-presented by the Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program and Film Society of Lincoln C...

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    'Fifty Shades of Grey' Goes to Universal/Focus; Author Keeps Control of S&M Erotica Trilogy

    Hollywood is cautious when it comes to sex in cinema. The studios are more comfortable with raunchy sex comedies from the likes of Judd Apatow and the "American Pie" series ("American Reunion" is coming up) than anything sexy and intimate. Erotica aimed at men or women is a tricky area.

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    Note to Studios: Stop Trying to Get the Boys Back and Chase the Women

    Telling stories from the female perspective is good box office. However, only 16 percent of movies are made specifically with women in mind, even though half of the ticket buying public is female, which means Hollywood is missing the bet financially—with a few notable exceptions that prove my point...

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