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Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (89th Academy Awards) review

Mon Feb 20 2017, 04:46pm | 0 comments

XX movie review: women filmmakers bring a feminine bent to horror

Fri Feb 17 2017, 12:49am | 2 comments

Fifty Shades Darker movie review: where is the fantasy?

Tue Feb 14 2017, 11:13am | 36 comments

Prevenge movie review: baby bump off

Mon Feb 13 2017, 03:37pm | 1 comment

20th Century Women movie review: sometimes it’s hard to be a woman

Tue Feb 07 2017, 12:49pm | 1 comment

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (89th Academy Awards) review

Mon Feb 06 2017, 06:42pm | 0 comments

Denial movie review: a film for the resistance

Mon Jan 30 2017, 10:14pm | 0 comments

Under the Shadow movie review: evil on the wind, and in the home

Thu Jan 26 2017, 08:18pm | 0 comments

Split movie review: time for another round of “What the Hell Was M. Night Shyamalan Thinking?”

Tue Jan 24 2017, 08:16pm | 9 comments

Hidden Figures movie review: triumph of the black girl geeks

Thu Dec 22 2016, 08:56pm | 21 comments

Sing movie review: hey, kids, let’s put on a show!

Mon Dec 19 2016, 01:07pm | 3 comments

Best and Most Beautiful Things documentary review: hacking “normal”

Thu Dec 08 2016, 10:35am | 1 comment

Miss Sloane movie review: what a piece of work is she

Mon Dec 05 2016, 10:59pm | 1 comment

Chi-Raq movie review: sex as a weapon of peace

Thu Dec 01 2016, 08:38pm | 0 comments

The Edge of Seventeen movie review: bleed for this

Thu Dec 01 2016, 02:53pm | 10 comments

A United Kingdom movie review: a love that changed the world

Fri Nov 25 2016, 06:29pm | 6 comments

Nanny Culture documentary review: not exactly Mary Poppins

Thu Nov 24 2016, 01:06pm | 0 comments

Moana movie review: the hero with a thousand faces finally has a female one

Tue Nov 22 2016, 01:02pm | 7 comments

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble documentary review: stronger and (more danceable) together

Fri Nov 18 2016, 04:05pm | 0 comments

Arrival movie review: how to talk to aliens and expand your consciousness

Tue Nov 08 2016, 10:11pm | 70 comments

The Uncondemned documentary review: the horrors of Rwanda, on trial

Mon Nov 07 2016, 05:34pm | 0 comments

Girls Lost (Pojkarna) movie review: girls found

Fri Nov 04 2016, 01:01pm | 0 comments

The Eagle Huntress documentary review: badass girl is badass even without embellishments to her story (#LFF2016)

Thu Nov 03 2016, 06:15pm | 0 comments

Aquarius movie review: home is where the fight is

Fri Oct 28 2016, 08:58pm | 0 comments

I, Daniel Blake movie review: this is our shame

Tue Oct 25 2016, 12:05pm | 2 comments

Blood Father movie review: a take-your-daughter-to-work adventure

Fri Oct 07 2016, 11:36am | 1 comment

The Girl on the Train movie review: in praise of flawed women

Thu Oct 06 2016, 11:48pm | 10 comments

The Great Gilly Hopkins movie review: a girl’s anger

Wed Oct 05 2016, 10:31pm | 2 comments

Antibirth movie review: bad baby bad

Wed Oct 05 2016, 08:28pm | 6 comments

#LFF2016: Spaceship, Divines, Lupe Under the Sun

Tue Oct 04 2016, 08:17pm | 2 comments

Urban Hymn movie review: the healing power of music

Thu Sep 29 2016, 04:04pm | 4 comments

#LFF2016: Ma’ Rosa, Pyromaniac, All This Panic

Thu Sep 29 2016, 02:24pm | 0 comments

#LFF2016: Down Under, Indivisible, Wild

Thu Sep 22 2016, 10:55pm | 0 comments

#LFF2016: A Date for Mad Mary, Chasing Asylum, The Dreamed Ones

Tue Sep 20 2016, 06:41pm | 0 comments

The Girl with All the Gifts movie review: I believe the children are our future…

Mon Sep 19 2016, 08:50pm | 12 comments

Finding Altamira movie review: family at the intersection of science and art

Thu Sep 15 2016, 06:05pm | 1 comment

Bridget Jones’s Baby movie review: how to infantilize women

Wed Sep 14 2016, 03:11pm | 16 comments

Zoom movie review: zoom out

Thu Sep 01 2016, 02:37pm | 13 comments

cult classic film virgin: Sid & Nancy

Wed Aug 31 2016, 06:10pm | 1 comment

Equity movie review: a disappointing return on investment

Tue Aug 30 2016, 12:14pm | 0 comments

The Intervention and There Is a New World Somewhere movies review: women on the verge

Thu Aug 25 2016, 02:18pm | 0 comments

Black movie review: tragically bad

Fri Aug 19 2016, 03:53pm | 9 comments

The Shallows movie review: she’s gonna need a bigger surfboard

Fri Aug 12 2016, 11:46am | 13 comments

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates movie review: a meeting of childish minds

Thu Aug 11 2016, 03:34pm | 2 comments

classic film through a feminist lens: Baby Face (1933)

Mon Aug 08 2016, 08:00pm | 3 comments

Miss Sharon Jones! documentary review: get up, get on back up

Fri Jul 29 2016, 06:57pm | 2 comments

Into the Forest movie review: end of the world, not as we’ve known it

Fri Jul 29 2016, 03:46pm | 1 comment

Love Between the Covers documentary review: respect for romance

Wed Jul 13 2016, 04:33pm | 4 comments

Ghostbusters movie review: boo yeah!

Tue Jul 12 2016, 08:05pm | 95 comments

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie review: grab the Bolly, darling

Fri Jul 08 2016, 03:50pm | 6 comments

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