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MaryAnn Johanson
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If only the director had been able to resist thinking with his boner... #HitmanAgent47 #WhereAreTheWomen
If only the (male) director had resisted treating the female coprotagonist as a decorative object, this movie could have remained in the green.
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Now this is how you represent women well onscreen. #BarelyLethal #WhereAreTheWomen
A teenaged girl gets to be smart and strong, lost and confused, heroic and vulnerable as she chases what she wants out of life. Hooray.
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#StraightOuttaCompton is now playing in the US and Canada. It opens in the UK tomorrow.
The seething rage radiating from the screen elevates this above similar movies. But that rage is truncated in ways that are hard to ignore.
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#WeAreYourFriends is no friend to women. #WhereAreTheWomen
Oh, there are lots of women onscreen. They are silent, and gyrate slowly at poolside or stripper-pole-side...
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#NoEscape opens in the US and Canada on Wednesday, and in the UK on September 4th.
Enjoyably intense, if you can get past the cultural narcissism that Western corporate colonialism only matters when it impacts a nice white American family.
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Like many horror movies, #Sinister2 does okay on the #WhereAreTheWomen test. But it could have easily done better.
Like many horror films, this one features a woman as part of its ensemble. But it misses opportunities to bring in more women with significant roles.
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#HitmanAgent47 is now playing in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Even dumb SF action needs a certain grounding in plausible reality. But nothing here makes a damn bit of sense.
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You've probably never heard of #BarelyLethal, but you might like it...
Charming and funny, a wonderfully sweet and silly mashup of spy stuff and high-school comedies, like if John Hughes made a James Bond movie.
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A movie about N.W.A doesn't treat women well? I'm shocked... #StraightOuttaCompton #WhereAreTheWomen
Women make only brief appearances, most frequently as anonymous sexual playthings for men, rewards for their success and fame.
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#WeAreYourFriends opens tomorrow in the UK and on Friday in the US and Canada.
Not so much a movie as an advertisement for a soft drink or tampons or sneakers or a cell phone for fresh! active! fun! young! people.
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#NoEscape takes the #WhereAreTheWomen test...
The only girls and women present in this story are the daughters and wife of the male coprotagonist, who are defined solely via their relationship to him.
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#Sinister2 is now in cinemas in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Disjointed, incohesive, and psychologically ridiculous. And actually repulsive on multiple levels in ways that the first film was not.
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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.