Thelma and Louise Is Even More Awesome Than I Remembered

Thelma and Louise: The ultimate road movie, feminist revenge flick, 128 minutes of vicious male-bashing, the one where Brad Pitt is stoopid sexy, a punk-rock Western — however you think of this iconic 1991 film from Oscar-winner Callie Khouri and director Ridley Scott starring Geena Davis as the fun-loving Thelma, and… » 1/13/14 2:20pm 1/13/14 2:20pm

The RomCom's Not Dead. Hollywood's Just Lazy.

Back in the good old days, all a Hollywood studio had to do to make tens of millions of dollars was release a film about a plucky, satisfyingly flawed female protagonist who finds quirky but ultimately bland love with a chesty yet tender-hearted man. Meet-cute, But I Can't Stand Him montage, scene where Everything… » 9/27/13 5:20pm 9/27/13 5:20pm

Hollywood Actresses: It's on Us to Play Full-Fledged Women

The Hollywood Reporter's annual Emmy Roundtable is always super fun; we get to see some of our favorite actresses be funny and honest and like each other – and be predominantly in their 40s – whilest sitting in a semi-circle. This year's batch is Connie Britton (Nashville), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Kate Mara (House… » 5/29/13 2:30pm 5/29/13 2:30pm

Michael Moore Calls Zero Dark Thirty a '21st Century Chick Flick'

Controversial bon bon Michael Moore wrote a piece defending Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty in Time magazine (with a longer version on his Facebook page, naturally). It raises some interesting arguments, and not all are easy to agree with. But then, this is Michael Moore, what do you expect? I'd love to see him… » 1/29/13 10:15pm 1/29/13 10:15pm

Watch Tavi Gevinson Talk About My So-Called Life, Freaks and Geeks, and…

Rookie founder and high school student Tavi Gevinson gave a talk at a TEDxTeen event about "strong female characters," feminism, and how the narrow ways in which popular culture views women impacts teen girls, both in fiction and in real life. It's funny and astute, and Gevinson calls for more TV shows with… » 4/12/12 6:30pm 4/12/12 6:30pm

Anna Kendrick Isn't A Fan Of Dumb Beauty Questions

While interviewing each other for Moviefone, 50/50 co-stars Anna Kendrick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen chatted about how the press treats male and female actors. While there was a time when Rogen was fielding far too many questions about his diet and eating habits, generally reporters don't hound guys about… » 9/27/11 12:27am 9/27/11 12:27am

The Women of The Harry Potter Universe

Last November, fresh off a screening of the latest Harry Potter movie, I finally caved and cracked open my sister's worn copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. A mere five weeks later, I closed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the series, and placed it on my nightstand. Thus… » 7/14/11 4:50pm 7/14/11 4:50pm