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Bombshell: AWJF.org Review

The more distance I get from seeing Bombshell, the more mad the movie makes me. The film, which soft-tackles the story in which former CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes finds his downfall through sexual harassment claims from the most prominent female (oft-seen) on-air personalities at the studio, is certainly a decidedly good news/bad news affair. …

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Queen & Slim AWFJ.org review

**NOTE: I wrote a Queen & Slim review for the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, part of which is included below. I urge you all to see this film, which is written and directed entirely without studio influence, contribution, or alteration or notes from any white folks. This might not sound like a big deal, …

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Charlie’s Angels Review

It’s really unfortunate that so few studio films directed by women are released each year, not least because it puts so much pressure on female filmmakers that have been graced with (read: exhausted themselves get to) the rare opportunity. Fortunately, one of the most anticipated of these, Charlie’s Angels, is a frothy, entertaining delight, and …

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Shooting the Mob: AWFJ.org review

Shooting the Mafia is a look at Latitzia Battaglia’s career as photojournalist from the perspective of the artist herself, through interviews and voiceovers. It is built from sometimes seemingly random recollections of her life and experience. Filmmaker Kim Longinotto plays sentimental music like O Solo Mio and Volare over Battaglia’s crime scene photos and of the artist in her youth, …

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Review

In director Marielle Heller’s new film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood  Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers says, “If it’s mentionable, it’s manageable.” Though he often explained his philosophy of life in ways both children and adults could understand, this quote truly speaks to the thoughtfulness and intensity with which the iconic television host of …