iOS app Android app

Jan Lisa Huttner

Entries by Jan Lisa Huttner

Boycott Oscar? Take These 3 Positive Steps Instead!

(8) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 10:43 AM

Friday, Soraya Chemaly posted a passionate cri de coeur urging us to boycott Sunday's Oscar broadcast.

Soraya, I felt your pain! Furthermore, the situation was even worse than you described it. Not only was the only female contender with buzz swiftboated (making this the 81st year...

Read Post

Oscars 2013: What You Will Not See in Zero Dark Thirty -- Debunking the Myth That Kathryn Bigelow Endorses Torture

(66) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 10:18 AM

The first time I saw Zero Dark Thirty was on December 3, 2012. It was a Monday night, and I was at a screening for New York-based film critics. No one I knew had seen Zero Dark Thirty yet, but everyone I knew was very eager to see it. After...

Read Post

Oscars 2013: Director Kathryn Bigelow Gets Swiftboated

(101) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 3:38 PM

I went to bed last night totally sure what today's lead would be:

"What a difference one year makes," I wrote in my draft. I went on:

Last February, I posted a piece on Huffington Post ("Oscars 2012: Where Are the Women?") about how the absence...
Read Post

What Would Nora Do? One Last Look at Nora Ephron's "Successful" Film Career

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 2:42 PM

Nora Ephron died on Tuesday, June 26, at the age of 71. Although she had been very ill for several years, she kept her condition a secret, so her "sudden" death came as a shock to many people. Tributes began flowing into the Blogosphere, and the avalanche of anecdotes swelled...

Read Post

Oscars 2012: Where Are the Women?

(53) Comments | Posted February 25, 2012 | 6:20 PM

Last week, California Congressman Darrell Issa convened a hearing in DC. The topic: Should the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") require employers to pay for birth control? The panel: Five men representing various faith constituencies.

"The hearing is not about reproductive rights and contraception but instead about...

Read Post