BY Tess Duncan in Movies on Feb 07, 2013 |
One of our favorite bridesmaids (and plus-sized clothing line designers!), Melissa McCarthy, has announced that she and her husband, Ben Falcone, will be directing a new movie, Tammy. It’s clear that the couple has no time to waste, as they recently began a production company called On the Day, with three films in the works already. Not only will McCarthy and Falcone direct the film, but they also wrote the script together. Tammy will star McCarthy as a ... Read More
BY lara candland in Movies on Feb 06, 2013 |
Academy Award-winning documentarian Freida Mock’s new film Anita premiered at Sundance on Saturday, January 19. The film revolves around one of the most famous senate hearings of the late twentieth century, in which attorney Anita Hill accused Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Over twenty years later, it's easy to forget the controversy of the Thomas hearings; I was totally unprepared for the gale-force emotions that came from ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Movies on Feb 05, 2013 |
Almost 15 years after his award-winning breakthrough film, La Ciudad, writer/director David Riker once again examines the lives of undocumented immigrants, this time from an unusual point of view: that of a poor, white, single mother. Ashley (Abbie Cornish) is desperate to win back custody of her young son, who is in foster care. After losing her job at an Austin supermarket, she joins her truck-driving father (Will Patton) for a brief road trip and discovers why ... Read More
BY Olivia Saperstein in Movies on Feb 04, 2013 |
It's safe to say that here in the good ol' U.S. of A, we're fortunate enough to be able to choose our own spouses (for the most part). The single woman has become not just a common and accepted archetype, but at times a symbol of power. There are various cultures around the world that still uphold the concept of arranged marriages, the Jewish Haredi community being one of them. Rama Brushtein directs Fill the Void, a telling Israeli drama of the eighteen-year-old ... Read More
BY lara candland in Movies on Jan 30, 2013 |
Sundance 2013 brought the lady goods in a big way. Fifty percent of the festival's featured films were directed by female directors this year, a stunning leap to full parity for the first time ever at the festival, and a miraculous chasm jumper when compared with the reported disparity in Hollywood (only seven percent of directors registered with the director’s guild are female). But we’ll come back to that some other day.
One of ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop in Movies on Jan 28, 2013 |
There’s been a lot of talk lately about how movies influence our daughters. The ever-heated Disney Princess debate rages on, with solid arguments on both sides, while new additions to the princess cannon like Brave and Tangled are nitpicked, attacked, and defended, depending on the day of the week. But why aren’t we talking about the movies that little boys are watching?
Colin Stokes posits in his TED talk, “How Movies Teach Manhood”, ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Movies on Jan 28, 2013 |
Yep, you heard that right! BUST is partnering with the Athena Film Festival to give our readers a free pair of tickets to one of the following movie screenings:
WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
Saturday, February 9 at 6:00 PM, Held Auditorium, Barnard College
Tracing the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and superheroines in film from the birth ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Movies on Jan 22, 2013 |
It is unspeakably cold here in New York, which is why we’re excited to cozy up with The Best of Gilda Radner at tomorrow night’s installment of PAJAMARAMA!
BUST contributor and ‘zine-stress Ayun Halliday will introduce this epically funny compilation of the late Ms. Radner’s most memorable characters and moments.
Your $8 ticket (which you can buy in a snap right here) gets you a seat in Videology’s lovely private screening room and a ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop in Movies on Jan 22, 2013 |
Study leaders Stacy Smith and Marc Choueiti
Here’s a bit of good news for those among you who are continually frustrated with the boys club that is the American movie machine. A new study commissioned by the Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles shows that female filmmakers are far better represented in independent film than in Hollywood. The results of this research reveal that female filmmakers are finding success in independent film, but ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman in Movies on Jan 18, 2013 |
“What has James Franco been up to lately?” is something I often find myself wondering, probably more than is necessary or entirely healthy. The answer, unsurprisingly, is a whole lot. Franco jump-started 2013 with his own music video of Justin Bieber’s hit song “Boyfriend.” Is it a parody? An earnest piece of fan art? A post-modern commentary on the very nature of celebrity, as manifested through the artificial construct that is the ... Read More