Tag Archives: Film

Ugliness on the MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND of Manhattan

May 10th, 2022

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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Moving-Beyond-the Manly-Oscars April Viewing Roundup

April 4th, 2022

Well, another Oscars Ceremony has come and gone, and as usual it was all about the men. What’s it matter that Jane Campion won, most deservedly, for best director, Sian Heder for Best Adapted Screenplay, and Jessica Fontaine for her impressive rendering of Tammy Faye? Ditto that Jada Pinket bravely and beautifully walked the red […]

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Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided to Go for It

March 22nd, 2022

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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