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MaryAnn Johanson
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#ALegoBrickumentary is now in limited release and on demand in the US and Canada.
It does sort of feel like one of those rah-rah corporate promo videos they make you watch on the day you start a new job, but there are some surprises here.
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That a young girl’s emotions are used to tell a story about universal human experience is something new, a paradigm-smashing win for female representation.
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#MissionImpossible #RogueNation could have done a lot better by women than it does. #WhereAreTheWomen
The only female character here may be intelligent and capable... but she is often treated as a decorative object in a way that her male colleagues aren’t.
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#Southpaw is the perfect example of the crap I am tired of having to put up with when it comes to women's representation onscreen. #WhereAreTheWomen
Women suffer, but their pain is not the point of the story, and their pain is nowhere as important as the pain a man suffers as a result of women’s pain.
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I didn't buy a ticket. I'm a film critic. I saw the film at a press screening. I'm one of the people you read to read up on movies.

Your mansplaining is hilarious.

I suggest you read up on whom you're replying to before you do so in the future.
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This is how you cover a story about men without excluding women. #WhereAreTheWomen #BestOfEnemies 
Though the subjects of the film are men in a male-dominated field, the filmmakers include interviews with female authorities to lend us historical context.
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In which women are not #BigSignificantThings. #WhereAreTheWomen 
The most significant female character here is the male protagonist’s girlfriend, who “appears” only as a voice on the phone in a faraway city.
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#OfGirlsAndHorses is on DVD+VOD in the US, Canada, and the UK.
A lovely film with a compassionate appreciation for how teen girls can often find a sort of comfort in clinging to their woundedness and pain.
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See #InsideOut (if you haven't already).
There is joy and wonder in this marvelous mounting of a human mind, and a thrilling audacity in how it dares at such a strange and impossible thing.
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#MissionImpossible #RogueNation is in UK cinemas on Thursday, and North American cinemas on Friday.
Works for your appreciation with gasp-inducing action sequences and an ethos that has fun with its legacy while moving in a new direction.
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#FrankTheBastard is in limited release in the US, and available on VOD in the US and Canada.
Dreary New England noir soap about a woman uncovering family secrets is like a would-be supernatural thriller that forgot the magic and the chills.
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#Southpaw is now in theaters in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Clichéd, obvious, and tired. We’ve seen this story so many times before, but rarely with such a lack of appreciation for just how unheroic its “hero” is.
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#BestOfEnemies is now in cinemas and on demand in the UK. It opens next Friday in the US.
A brilliant, hilarious, exhilarating look at the Gore Vidal v. William F. Buckley paradigm-busting 1968 debates that changed TV journalism for the worse.
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    hard knocks, 1969 - present
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female gazing at: Frank Grillo | FlickFilosopher.com
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One unexpected side effect of The Purge: Anarchy: It made me realize how hot Frank Grillo is.

why do women wear sexy cosplay costumes, anyway? | FlickFilosopher.com
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Um, why are you asking me? I’m not a cosplayer. You should be asking cosplayers. But since you insist, I’ll make a few guesses...

London photo: wild blackberries | FlickFilosopher.com
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One of my housemates just pointed out to me that there are wild blackberries growing in our garden.

what’s on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix (from Aug 05) | FlickFil...
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What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream, including Coherence, Locke, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and mor

Around the Block movie review: to teach, perchance to inspire | FlickFil...
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Appealing performances, a few tweaks to genre clichés, and a sincere desire to counter outrageous racism go a long way toward making this wo

Mood Indigo movie review: mood disrupted | FlickFilosopher.com
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Delightfully bonkers stop-motion vacuumpunk madness comes to an abrupt halt in this mysteriously truncated version of Gondry’s latest romant

London photo: rainbow blob | FlickFilosopher.com
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I’m sure there is a cool meteorological word for a blob of rainbow all by its lonesome up in the sky, but I don’t know what it is.

A Promise movie review: the waiting is the hardest part | FlickFilosophe...
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This dreary, drippy period romance is sorely lacking in juicy melodrama and some sizzle among supposed stifled lovebirds.

Step Up 5: All In (aka Step Up All In) movie review: dance fever | Flick...
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Astonishingly athletic dancers express crazy-hot modern choreography, strung together by a flimsy narrative. Kinda like old-school Hollywood

I did NOT call Hercules “a triumph”! | FlickFilosopher.com
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A first for me: being quoted way out of context so that (at best) some mild faint praise sounds like a rave.

London photo: angel out the window | FlickFilosopher.com
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I think this is the side of the Bank of England building...

Guardians of the Galaxy movie review: empty space | FlickFilosopher.com
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Just another rote space adventure. It’s not actively awful, but there isn’t a single damn thing in the least bit surprising or memorable abo

London photo: bacon hypnosis | FlickFilosopher.com
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I love how even the construction warning signs for pedestrians are flummoxed by the mention of bacon. “Should we walk this way, or that way?

Yves Saint Laurent movie review: underdressed | FlickFilosopher.com
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Biopic of “fashion’s little prince” offers the elegant precision of a fashion shoot -- it’s beautiful, and cold -- but lacks a lot of necess

London photos: Lego bus stop | FlickFilosopher.com
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Outside famous Hamleys toy store on Regent Street, there is a bus stop made entirely of Lego. Entirely.

if exposure to violent media influences violence in real life, why isn’t...
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The annual celebration of people with superpowers beating the crap outta one another seems to result in only a handful of petty crimes. Any

London photo: Gaza supporter | FlickFilosopher.com
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There was a big pro-Gaza rally in central London today. I met the woman carrying this sign on the tube this evening.