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

To describe these last several months as challenging is a huge understatement. A more apt description would be tragic and frightening. In this difficult time, filled with a seemingly endless barrage of bad news, it struck me that it may be frivolous to write articles dedicated to the discussion and examination of culturally relevant feminist […]

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SWALLOW, a poignant independent film, is currently available on VOD and definitely worth a viewing for its sensitive depiction of sexual trauma on the female psyche and the damage it can wreak on future generations of women. The film is a noteworthy addition to the “women on the verge” genre which has given cinema some […]

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Eighty years ago, actress Hattie McDaniel made Hollywood history when on February 29, 1940, she was awarded the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her performance as Mammy in GONE WITH THE WIND. Winning an Oscar is an enormous accomplishment for anyone but even more extraordinary considering McDaniel was the daughter of parents born […]

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