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  “Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that task is performed entirely by young men,” wrote the Disney company in 1938 in response to a female animator. It’s hard today not to treat Walt Disney worshipfully, as the Disney film “Saving Mr. Banks” might have done, but remembering the Disney legacy must include honest reflection on his mistakes, mainly his sexism and ... Read More
It seems all this talk of movies with lead female characters making more money has finally caught on to the head media honchos in Hollywood, and I think it's about time. IndieWire created a list of some of the most anticipated movies of 2014 and I was happily surprised to find so many female driven plots as well as strong female influence behind the scenes. You can expect everything from a fierce Angelina Jolie in "Maleficent," the long awaited Veronica Mars movie ... Read More
Take a glance back in time, just for a second, and think about what you were doing when you were 14. Maybe checking out TRL after school? Eating junk food and talking about young love at sleepovers with your best buds? Cutting your own bangs? Well before she was old enough to drive a car, Laura Dekker sailed around the world.  Maidentrip chronicles the journey of 14-year-old Laura Dekker’s record-breaking sail in an inspiring film, screening on January ... Read More
If you’re new to the transcendent wonderfulness of Patton Oswalt, congratulations on finally making it out of your basement prison bunker, and please remember to wear dark glasses until your eyes adjust to the sun. Oswalt first sprung into mainstream consciousness in 2007 as the voice of Remy, the gourmet rat in the Pixar film Ratatouille. But stand-up comedy fans have known about his particular brand of hilariously candid philosophizing, on subjects ranging ... Read More
There's been some debate over whether Disney's new film, "Saving Mr. Banks," is borderline sexist or fairly accurate, mostly in regards to the portrayal of P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins (played by Emma Thompson). In a review of the film for LA Weekly, writer Amy Nicholson explains that Travers is portrayed as uptight and, well, bitchy, while Walt Disney, (Tom Hanks) comes off as a hero. Nicholson's reader's were pretty up in arms about these ... Read More