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And She Could Be Next Documentary AWFJ.org review

If you want to be both inspired and spitting mad in equal measure, the documentary And She Could Be Next will definitely do it for you. Co-directed and produced by Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia, And She Could Be Next chronicles the burgeoning movement of candidates and organizers who are women of color, giving the spotlight to powerhouse candidates …

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We Are the Radical Monarchs: AWFJ.org review

These Monarchs can fly….The first thing that strikes you, and stays with you far after the end of director Linda Goldstein Knowlton’s documentary We Are the Radical Monarchs, is the girls. There’s a 99% likelihood you will develop a fierce love for them. The film covers the Girls Scouts alternative empowering girls of color started in …

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A Regular Woman AWFJ.org Review

Written by Florian Öeller and directed by Sherry Hormann, A Regular Woman (Nur Eine Frau, the exact translation of which is Just a Woman) is a German narrative feature that fictionalizes the story of Hatun Aynur Sürücü, a 23-year-old woman shot to death by her brother in an ‘honor killing’ in 2005. Seasoned and award-winning actress Almila Bagriacik, …

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Miss Juneteenth AWFJ.org Review

There are many who won’t recognize the lead actress in writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples’ first feature Miss Juneteenth. Nicole Beharie is another of the highly-talented, woefully underutilized Black actors that deserve far more recognition and far wider casting options. Though you may not know her award-winning turn in 2008’s American Violet, a fictionalized account of the civil …

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Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth AWFJ.org Review

Anyone who wants to have a baby should have one. Few people, at least rational ones, will argue that. Let’s shift that statement to say ‘everyone, even trans men, should be able to have a baby’. Still on the bandwagon? Whether you are or you aren’t, Seahorse will be a thought-provoking, engrossing experience that might reframe your …

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The King of Staten Island AWFJ.org review

Other than director Judd Apatow and co-screenwriter Dave Sirus, I’m not sure anyone knew Pete Davidson had even a shred of acting talent. The King of Staten Island will change that. Davidson stars as Scott Carlin, a version of himself, in a story loosely-based on his experience with depression, drug addiction, borderline personality disorder, and …

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Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl AWFJ.org Review

I’ve heard from every corner lately, and from quite diverse career environments, that women have to work harder than anyone else, harder than anyone ever imagines is possible, in order to get anywhere in their chosen metier. Once again, and in dramatic fashion, that sentiment has been brought home in director Amy Goldstein’s documentary, Kate Nash: …

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Looney Tunes Cartoons on HBO Max Review

There’s great news for fans of Bugs Bunny and friends, as well as for the youngsters the elder fans want to indoctrinate into the Looney Tunes fold. HBO Max is bringing Looney Tunes back with a series of new cartoons created with great style and panache by Peter Browngardt. With a name that’s as uninventive …