Posts tagged "film"

These “Send Me Your Sexts” Videos Make Me Viscerally Uncomfortable, And That’s Kind Of The Point

Looking for a particularly awkward Valentine’s Day gift? Filmmaker Eileen Yaghoobian will turn your real-life sext exchanges into short films for $80. At sendmeyoursexts.com, you can upload screenshots of your steamiest (or silliest) sexts with a payment and receive a 1-6 minute film a few weeks later. She’ll come up with the cast and storyline…

Claire Hannum / February 12, 2015

21 Movies That Changed How We Felt About Ourselves As Women

There’s something magical about movies. Whether you’re watching one in a dark theater, on a couch with some popcorn, or under the comfort of a blanket in your own bed, movies allow us a very specific form of escape.
And women tend to be the most regular moviegoers out there. According to a 2012 MPAA…

Huffington Post Women / October 30, 2014

Watch The Horrible Beauty Of “The Eyes Of Hitchcock”

I’d say that “The Eyes of Hitchcock” from video essayist kogonada is right in time for Halloween season, but let’s be real, here, Hitchcock season is all year round. My best friend in high school indoctrinated me on Hitchcock, and this video illustrates beautifully why he’s possibly the greatest director of all time. By today’…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 30, 2014

Here’s A New Trailer For “Kink,” James Franco’s Documentary About BDSM Porn

“Kink,” a documentary about the porn web site Kink.com, debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Yesterday, the film, which explores the largest BDSM online porn empire, released a new trailer in anticipation of a limited release. I’ve heard complaints about the film — it’s “boring” (which is unfortunately always something that some kinky…

Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

Frisky Q&A: “What If” Star Zoe Kazan Talks Femininity & Feminism

I guess, in our post-“Harry Potter” world, a lot of people would be really excited when a new movie comes out starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Alas, I am not one of those people.

When I heard about the cast for the new rom-com “What If,” I was more excited about Zoe Kazan.

Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2014

Huffington Post Wows With These “Garden State” Infographics

The much-loved movie “Garden State” turned a decade old on Monday and to celebrate the Huffington Post put together some epic charts to demonstrate what solid life lessons we can take from the film. “Garden State” is pretty damn great (or at least easy to poke fun at), so let’s reflect on the infinite abyss with…

Claire Hannum / July 29, 2014

New York Movie Theater Invites Babies To See “Nymphomaniac” For Free

“Nymphomaniac” is notorious for being one of the most sexually explicit movies of the year, but that’s not stopping New York’s Sunshine Cinema from letting babies attend screenings of the Lars Von Trier film … for free. The theater offers noon screenings so parents can bring their crying babies to the movies without getting the…

Ami Angelowicz / March 21, 2014

“The Giver” Trailer Is Out & It’s Kinda Underwhelming

I’ve been waiting for Lois Lowry’s YA novel The Giver to be made into a movie ever since I was a kid reading the book 100 times. It’s not until my adulthood that I got my wish and I have to say, judging from today’s trailer, disappointment.  I know it is just a trailer, but…

Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2014

Tired Of People Asking When You’re Going To Get Married And Have Kids? Get A Mannequin Family!

In a move I can only call brilliant, Starz Entertainment Group art director Suzanne Heintz shunned the traditional marriage and family life in favor of something far more unconventional. For the last 14 years, Heintz has been living with her strong but silent husband Chauncey and her never-rebellious teenage daughter Mary Margaret as part of…

Ami Angelowicz / March 6, 2014

There Were Fewer Women In Charge In Hollywood In 2013 Than 1998

The rates of employment for women in film production are below what they were over a decade ago. Each year, the Center for the Study of Women In Television & Film at San Diego State University conducts a “Celluloid Ceiling” survey of who was employed behind the scenes in the year’s top-grossing 250 domestic films.

Claire Hannum / January 15, 2014

Parents Put Their Baby To Good Use By Recreating Scenes From Famous Movies

When the world’s most creative parents, Lily and Leon, found themselves in a new country, with a new baby and lots of extra boxes from the move, instead of slowly “losing their sanity,” they used it as an opportunity to do what the rest of us would never think of: recreate their “favorite movie scenes.&#8221…

Ami Angelowicz / December 23, 2013

One Woman Documents What It’s Really Like To Be 35 And Single

When Argentinian filmmaker Paula Schargodsky found herself 35, single and accidentally having slept through her last uncoupled friend’s wedding, she knew there was something “she didn’t want to face.” As the only single one left in her circle, she decided to make a documentary film about the “questions [she was struggling] to answer” about the…

Ami Angelowicz / December 10, 2013

Gal Gadot: 5 Things To Know About Hollywood’s New Wonder Woman

Model and actress Gal Gadot is set to play the coveted role of Wonder Woman in “Man of Steel 2.” From the cover of the New York Post to a role in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, the 28-year-old has definitely seen her share of exciting moments in the spotlight — but something tell…

Claire Hannum / December 5, 2013

There’s Full-On Vagina In The Official “Nymphomaniac” Trailer (NSFW)

You’d better watch the full-length trailer for Lars von Trier’s “Nymph()maniac” before YouTube realizes that there’s a fully exposed, bare vagina and pulls it. You can freeze frame and screen shot it for posterity. You won’t see Shia LaBeouf going down on anyone, but you will see some semen, full-frontal nudity and lot of sex.

Ami Angelowicz / November 22, 2013

A Fair And Honest Assessment Of James Deen’s Performance In “The Canyons” (By James Deen)

On his website, James Deen Blog: Boobs, Buttholes, Burritos (fantastic name, by the way, also NSFW), the multi-talented porn star took a moment to pen an honest review of his performance in “The Canyons” after attending the premiere. Well, kind of. He had planned to watch the movie once, surrounded by a crowd, and then,…

Ami Angelowicz / August 8, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Cheryl Boone Isaacs

The film industry is one that desperately lacks female influence, so Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ election as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a particularly cool victory. In its 86-year history, the Academy has only had two other female presidents — the most recent being almost 30 years ago. Cheryl Boone…

Mary Odell / August 4, 2013

Down With The Swirl: 7 Interracial On-Screen Romances

Meagan Good and Will Ferrell share an onscreen romance in the upcoming comedy “Anchorman: The Legend Continues.”
In the film’s trailer, funny man Ferrell tries “to break down the barriers of race” by cracking jokes during a humorous dinner table scene with Good character’s Black family.
“I don’t read Jet Magazine, or Jheri Curl Daily,”…

Hello Beautiful / June 20, 2013

Teen Lesbian Drama “Blue Is The Warmest Color” Wins The Top Prize At Cannes

French teenagers! Lesbianism! Philosophy! Jean Paul Sartre! “Long, explicit sex scenes”! This year, the prizewinning film at the Cannes Film Festival was after our own hearts! The three-hour long drama, “Blue Is The Warmest Color,” by director Abdellatif Kechiche, took home the prestigious Palme d’Or, which he shared with lead actresses Adele Exarchopolous and Lea…

Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2013

One Woman Director Out Of 20, Cannes? That’s Pretty Dismal

So we all know that there’s a dearth of women in the movie-making business — just in case you’re not up to speed there was a whole study done about it.  The best place to view this disparity is the Cannes Film Festival in France: of the 20 films competing for the top prize, the Palme d’Or, only…

Sarah Gray / May 21, 2013
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