Without women's stories, we see only half of our world. Without women filmmakers showing us what it really means to be a woman within what has long been a patriarchal society, we cannot appreciate the many struggles women have experienced, nor the sweetness of the victories won.
Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951), the son of former slaves, lived a remarkable life. He was a homesteader in South Dakota, a bestselling author of seven novels, and a filmmaker who went on to make 44 "race films," the term used for a genre of films made for black audiences with all-black casts.
As the situation confronting kidnapped women in Nigeria continues to deteriorate, the need for international solidarity has never been greater. The 276 teenage women, who were kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamist group Boko Haram, have been held captive for more than a month.
Living in a town and a business that doesn't typically embrace older women, Clements has somehow learned how to fully embrace her life. "For me, life is just beginning -- this whole second half of my life."
The movie is garnering much attention because of the extraordinary star power -- not unlike how the celebrity of Hanks helped to propel Philadelphia. But, as with Philadelphia, it is the humanity imbued in a story being told at a necessary time that promises to enrapture audiences.
"There's no right or wrong in art, there's only something called experiences," mused Dawn Ritz. The tenacious costume designer, scheduled to appear as a guest panelist at the 2014 Phoenix COMICON, has seized Tinsel town opportunities rather than let them come to her.
There are feelings I have now that the woman I've been dating told me she only wants to be "friends." A hurricane of pain rips through me as insecurit...
Given all the heroes and soldiers he played over his half century in film, this year, it's only fitting that John Wayne's birthday falls on Memorial Day.
A few hundred people marched through Hollywood on Saturday to protest genetically modified organisms (GMO's) and the corporate giant Monsanto.
At thisbookstore, It's the second floor that will amaze you.
Today technology offers a chance to re-connect studios with what should be considered their most prized asset: movie watchers.
I've been checking my cell phone obsessively, waiting for the woman I've been dating to return my last text. This shouldn't be a big deal, but to me i...
Thank you, Mr. Edwards, for sending Godzilla to correct the balance. His monster accurately conveys the view held by many security experts today: Whatever value nuclear weapon may have had during the Cold War, they are now a major liability, not a security asset.
As the world gears up for HBO's The Normal Heart, I present a recent episode of SnowbizNow in which standout films in 30 years of AIDS in cinema are honored.
Anna Godbersen is the bestselling author of The Luxe series and Bright Young Things. Her new novel, The Blonde, is her first foray into adult fiction and is a compulsively gripping read.
American hotel workers are not highly paid to begin with, and they deserve a lot better than a bunch of celebrity reactionaries preventing them from doing their jobs.