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

Harriet Tubman is one of the most heroic and revolutionary figures in United States history. Her legendary story is taught, albeit too briefly, to virtually every American schoolchild. Yet despite her historical stature, she has remained an elusive figure in our shared history with her actual life story-both as a slave and subsequently as a […]

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JUDY captures the chaos-and heartbreak-in the final year of Judy Garland’s life as she bravely mounts a professional comeback in London while attempting to regain custody of her two young children. It also serves as a cautionary tale about the terrible toll Hollywood exacted on its most vulnerable performers-the female child star. The film largely […]

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The excellent new film Hustlers examines the seedy playground that comprises much of the NYC nightlife, and where the hucksters of Wall Street revel in reckless debauchery. The pathologically depraved behavior of the men from the world of finance will eventually garner implications for the world over, but it’s reassuring to know that the savvy […]

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