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

The plight of undocumented immigrants coming to the United States is not a unique story, but MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND shares it through a distinct feminist lens. Luciana, the female character at the heart of this independent film, has fled to New York City to escape a traumatic past event and to forge a new life. […]

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Rita Moreno made history at the Academy Awards in 1962 when she became the first Latina to win an Academy Award. She won that award for Best Supporting Actress for her brilliant performance in WEST SIDE STORY. This was akin to a miracle for the young Puerto Rican woman given that the Hollywood studios had […]

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As discussed in my previous post, THE STEPFORD WIVES is a significant film in cinema history, focusing on the conflict and struggles American women faced specifically due to their sex. But the film could have benefited in depicting the wives of Stepford in a more sympathetic light, thus allowing the viewer to see them as […]

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