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This Clip from the Cool Nerd Movie Dope Already Has Me Hooked

A movie about a wannabe cool black nerd obsessed with ’90s hip-hop and Game of Thrones sounds like a movie I’m very interested in seeing. Following up its buzzy trailer and major Sundance reception, here’s the first clip from Dope, which looks to be a worthwhile watch in the tradition of all my fav addictive… »5/19/15 7:20pm5/19/15 7:20pm

Ryan Reynolds Talking Cat/Serial Killer Movie Sounds Effing Bonkers

Sundance Film Festival has a reputation for launching the sort of film that festoons its promotional posters with icons representing film geek awards like so many pretentious Christmas tree ornaments. But Ryan Reynold's latest film — a "horror comedy" about a man who murders and dismembers women because his evil… »1/21/14 1:00pm1/21/14 1:00pm

Jane Campion Is Depressingly Practical About Female Directors

New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion, only the second of four women nominated for an Academy Award in directing (for Holly Hunter-starring The Piano), directs epic, offbeat, female-driven films about mortality and sexuality. Her 1987 directorial debut, Sweetie, was recently released by the Criterion Collection. Please… »1/26/13 12:30pm1/26/13 12:30pm

There's Only 1 Female Film Director For Every 15.24 Male Ones, and Things Aren't Getting Any Better

Sundance Film Festival is underway, meaning lots of fresh, ground breaking indie narrative and documentary films — ones that might not normally get tons of buzz otherwise — are thrust into the spotlight. Along with the movie madness, a new study examining the gender disparity female directors face in the film industry… »1/22/13 10:30am1/22/13 10:30am

The Anita Hill Documentary Can Teach a New Generation About Sexual Harassment

Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, the documentary titled Anita premiered. In the film, director Frieda Mock takes a look back at a look at Anita Hill and her sexual harassment testimony during Clarence Thomas's 1991 Supreme Court confirmation. Deadline Hollywood reports that Ms.Hill attended the premiere… »1/21/13 4:20pm1/21/13 4:20pm