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Individual film reviews through a feminist gaze

The true story of Elizabeth Holmes is so bizarre that if a Hollywood screenwriter had written it, no studio would have bought it on the grounds that it would never be believed. The documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, recently premiered on HBO, is a riveting account of the rise and fall […]

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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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