In the years since September 11, several films dealing with the war in Iraq have been released—The Hurt Locker being the most notable—but few focus on the war in Afghanistan and even fewer still have a female service member as the main character, but that’s the premise of Ft. Bliss, a film by Claudia Myers. … Continue reading 52 Weeks of Directors: Claudia Myers
We may already be three weeks into 2015, but with the release of new statistics on women in Hollywood, specifically the percentage of women directing, it felt like a good time for this post and the undertaking of a new project. It’s no secret that the statistics for women in film are dismal, but it’s … Continue reading 2015: 52 Weeks of Directors
Oscar nominations haven’t been announced yet, but there’s already a campaign to dethrone an Oscar hopeful. Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, is a solid choice for film critics (100% on Rotten Tomatoes), but in the weeks following its release, the film has come up against criticism for its portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson. During … Continue reading Selma backlash: Is it a gender issue?