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On alternating weeks, Amy will review individual films through a feminist lens.

You don’t see many Hollywood films about women in law enforcement. Probably because for so many decades it was a male-dominated profession with limited opportunities for women beyond clerical duties. Yet the major studios positively revel in showing men as complicated, morally compromised characters working the gritty streets to solve crimes and bringing criminals to […]

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“How much is a little girl worth?” asks former U.S. Gymnast Rachel Denhollander at the sentencing phase of sexual predator, and former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. According to a harrowing documentary by Erin Lee Carr depicting the treatment of elite gymnasts in the brutally competitive arena of world class gymnastics, the honest […]

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History disappears quickly, an apt observation made in the recently released documentary Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache — though it’s not so much an untold story as a forgotten one. The film is a tribute to the first female filmmaker and a lesson in the importance of film preservation. Be Natural restores […]

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