The Bechdel test, as you know, asks whether female characters in a film speak to each other about things other than men; the DuVernay test, newly minted by the New York Times, asks how many times minorities speak about things other than white people. You know, like people of color actually do!
Those who saw Birth of a Nation for the first time at this year’s Sundance Film Festival discovered that Gabrielle Union has a small but powerful role in Nate Parker’s not-yet-released but already historic movie.
Kristen Stewart has words for those lamenting the pervasive gender inequality in Hollywood: stop bitching and start working towards change.
Alert: A film called Digging for Fire premiered at Sundance and it's about...something. The important part is that Chris Messina appears nude in it. Go see it.
Women directors may not have had much luck at the Oscars this year, but things are going very well for one female director at the Sundance. Ava DuVernay, director of the drama Middle of Nowhere just won the Best Director for Dramatic Film award at the festival. She is the first black woman to win the award. Middle of…
The stars have been frolicking in the snow at the Sundance Film Festival all week, pretending to care about independent cinema and "art" and all those sorts of things. What they need to be focused on, though, is staying warm and wearing something — anything — other than Uggs and puffy jackets. Because frankly, with…