The New York Film Academy's 2013 study on gender inequality.

Blockbuster Films’ Distorted Reality: Where are the Women?

You may have already seen these disturbing infographics on gender inequality in film, courtesy of the New York Film Academy, racing around the interwebs. But I thought it was too important not to share here, too. Take a look. Get mad. And then do something about it. For example:...

True/False Film Fest 2014 March March

Nine Docs to Watch from the True/False Film Festival 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwJCZxWGJM8&list=UUM11dDF68oI5FbHiTE_o3sw I’ve been to about six different film festivals in my life so far, and the documentary-driven True/False Film Fest—held the last weekend in February in Columbia, Missouri—is far and away my absolute favorite. (Sorry, Sundance; it’s me, not you.) Even though the fest has my nostalgia (it’s held...

J-Law in American Hustle: Thank God for Me

Oscar Conversation Changers to Keep Awards Season Interesting

Anybody else feeling less and less interested in the annual (movie) race to gold? I’m finding it difficult to get too excited about the Oscars this year. My film brain has moved on, having seen a whole new crop of fascinating flicks at Sundance in January. And the Academy of...

Shane Carruth and Amy Seimetz in Carruth's Upstream Color

Online Streaming Suggestions for Snow Days: Upstream Color, True Detective, Prime Suspect, Supernatural and Top of the Lake

One of the few things I don’t hate about winter: snow days. I love it when the white stuff forces me into exile because it gives me a chance to catch up on my ever-growing streaming online must-watch list. I said this to my sister this week and she...

Sundance Film Festival 2014: Day 9 (A Most Wanted Man, Listen Up Phillip, The Sleepwalker, Rudderless)

Sundance Film Festival 2014: Day 9 (A Most Wanted Man, Listen Up Phillip, The Sleepwalker, Rudderless)

Sadly for my movie-loving heart (but just in time for my quickly weakening immune system), I’m heading home from the Sundance Film Festival 2014. But I had a smashing last day: Sunshine, gifted tickets, readily available soy milk and vegan sandwiches, meeting someone who works for one of my...

Sundance Film Festival 2014: Day 8 (Obvious Child; Song One; Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter)

Sundance Film Festival 2014: Day 8 (Obvious Child; Song One; Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter)

It’s my second-to-last day at the Sundance Film Festival, and it was a good one. For starters, I got into every film I tried to (a first for this trip). For second, I enjoyed all three. And for third, I skipped movies tonight and hung out with my housemates...

Jeremy Pelt and Richie Goods in John Harkrider's All the Beautiful Things. Photo by Brian O'Carroll.

Sundance Film Festival: Day 7 (All the Beautiful Things, Low Down, Dear White People)

I’ve officially made it through a week in Park City! And I haven’t even caught a cold. (Though I probably sealed my fate with that statement.) Despite failing to get into a couple movies that I really wanted to see today, I still managed to make it to three...

Carmen Moore in Sydney Freeland's Drunktown's Finest. Photo by Peter Holland.

Sundance Film Festival 2014: Day 6 (Drunktown’s Finest, Imperial Dreams, The One I Love)

The lesson of the day: Talk to film festival volunteers. They’ve seen films, they’ve spent the whole day talking to people about what films they’ve seen, they know everything. My go-to movie info guy in the press & industry tent highly recommended Imperial Dreams, so I jumped on the waitlist...

Ellar Coltrane in Richard Linklater's Boyhood

Sundance Film Festival 2014: Day 5 (Boyhood, E-Team, The Better Angels, Calvary)

Hello all! I’m going to get right to the point today, because it’s late, and we’ve reached the half-point of our Sundance journey together, and I’m getting afraid of boring you. Alright? Alright. Boyhood Director & Screenwriter: Richard Linklater  Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater At the end of Richard...

Michael Shannon in Jake Paltrow's Young Ones.

Sundance Film Festival: Day 4 (Young Ones, Land Ho, God Help the Girl, I Origins)

Day four began with  the holy grail for our 2014 Sundance experience: Actual tickets. You see, our first-timer press passes get us into all Press & Industry screenings…after the veteran outlets go in. Sometimes there aren’t enough spaces left in the screenings we want to see, so we have...

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Sundance Film Festival: Day 3 (God’s Pocket and Wish I Was Here)

Sarah here with a report on our third day in Park City. We’re getting better at navigating the town, timing our shuttle trips, and making up new plans on the fly. Highlights of today: Walking into a 9 a.m. screening without having to wait in line Attending a spirited Laggies...

Kristen Stewart in Peter Sattler's Camp X-Ray. Photo by Beth Dubber.

Sundance Film Festival 2014: Day 2 (Kristen Stewart in Camp X-Ray)

Hey everyone!  Ali here, with an update on Day 2 of our adventure at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. We began the day with a plan to see 3-4 films, and ended up seeing a grand total of…1 film.  The festival has been trying out a new mobile wait...