The last Article in our series “ The Next Generation of Films for Women.”
The 2013 Cannes Film Festival finally opened this week and despite my excitement I still can’t get over the lack of female filmmakers in the festival. Now granted this year they did manage to squeeze in one female director; her name is Valeria Bruni-Tedeschis and the film in competition is A Villa in Italy. Can this lack of diversity in festivals like Cannes and others be due to other mitigating factors? What’s causing women to get passed over? Are female moviegoers really to blame for female filmmakers not advancing?
Searching for authenticity in Hollywood may be like searching for a needle in a haystack these days. Today consumers are tired of celebrities looking for a free ride while contributing nothing to the greater good of society. Meaning its not enough for a celebrity to look HOT, SEXY or GORGEOUS in the age of social media. Social media has changed our culture and celebrities trying to sell a film or television show? Need to care about someone other than themselves and be authentic and sincere while doing it. Is this asking to much?
1st. Article in our 5-week series on The Next Generation of Films for Women
Internalize sexism, the term is tossed around a lot but what does it mean? In short, it is the practice of women enacting learned sexist behaviors on themselves and other women. Internalize sexism falls into four categories according to an article Fabric of Internalized Sexism in the Journal of Integrated Sciences. They are 1). Assertions of incompetence, which express an internalized sense of powerlessness; 2). Competition between women; 3). The construction of women as objects; and 4). The invalidation or derogation of women. In this article we look into the possibility of women enacting sexist behaviors on themselves and others by way of romance novels and films.
With the death of Roger Ebert many have been speculating about the future of film criticism. The professional film critic watches every good or bad new released film at the Cineplex or film festival. They watch on average about 20 films a week. Basically, they see a lot of crap so consumers don’t have too. Yet, today the casual movie going audience or cinephile are skeptics, don’t share the same values or taste of film critics and are quite vocal about it on blog sites. So what does the future hold for film criticism? Continue reading
1st. article in our 5 week series on Disney
Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful came in #1 at the box office for a second week in a row. So far its earned 282 mill worldwide. Should Oz be the next theme park ride for Disney?