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Author, Freelance Journalist
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My 2018 Tribeca Film Festival Coverage
Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-Muslim woman to become an American legislator. (Photo courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival) My review of Norah Shapiro's documentary, Time for Ilhan is making its world premier at the festival. My review is here: http://www.filmjou...
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Notes on Recently Published Features and Reviews
Recy Taylor, the subject of the documentary The Rape of Recy Taylor . I have added a link to my interview with Chinese filmmaker Chloe Zhao for The Rider , one of the best narrative films released this year. My interview with Nancy Buirski for The Rape of R...
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An Alternative to the Super Bowl: Women's Films, Women's Voices
A still from Christine Choy and Marlene Dann's "To Love, Honor and Obey"  The film industry has definitely embraced the female demographic lately, filmmakers, distributors and public relations representatives trumpeting "women-led movies" or "directed by a ...
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Winter Storm with No Name
This is 10th Avenue in New York City today at about 4 PM. Usually, this broad street, which leads to the Lincoln Tunnel (between Manhattan and New Jersey) would be clogged with traffic at this time. Take a look at the flag atop the building at the left. The...
Winter Storm with No Name
Winter Storm with No Name
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Happy Holidays for Academics
This is our cat, Lucia, who has learned that if she rubs her cheek against that golden ball, the lights turn on and off. This has nothing to do with the blog post except that it is my favorite 2017 holiday photo! When you are an academic, the holidays are a...
Happy Holidays for Academics
Happy Holidays for Academics
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2017 "Best Quest for Identity Films"
A still from the Dardenne Brothers' film "The Unknown Girl." In the archetypal quest for identity, the young hero embarks on a perilous journey and, in the popular parlance, “comes of age.” This is a patriarchal view of the quest for consciousness and meani...
2017 "Best Quest for Identity Films"
2017 "Best Quest for Identity Films"
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Writing Women Back Into History
A studio shot of Hedy Lamarr, the subject of a new documentary. (Courtesy of Zeitgeist and Kino Lorber) In the past few weeks, I have written about four female-centered stories, which is quite unusual. Rarely do I have the opportunity to review one film a m...
Writing Women Back Into History
Writing Women Back Into History
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How to Write Women out of History
Left to right, Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lady Byrd; Woody Harrelson as LBJ; and Kim Allen as Jackie Kennedy in a scene from Rob Reiner's LBJ opening this weekend. Biography.com just posted my review of LBJ that could be a primer on how to write women out of h...
How to Write Women out of History
How to Write Women out of History
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Vanessa Redgrave and "Sea Sorrow"
Vanessa Redgrave is seen here in a still from her documentary Sea Sorrow . First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is in the background, holding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ratified by the United Nations in 1948. Last week, at The New York Film Festival...
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Postscript: "Victoria and Abdul"
Judi Dench, Stephen Frears and Ali Fazal on-location for Victoria and Abdul . My interview with director Stephen Fears is the cover story in this month's Film Journal International : http://www.filmjournal.com/features/clerk-and-queen-stephen-frears-victori...
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