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Feministing Films: “Hidden Figures”

So many movies about craft—whether that’s acting, painting, dancing, writing, singing, or scholarship—justify the passions of their protagonists with an appeal to grandeur.

So many movies about craft—whether that’s acting, painting, dancing, writing, singing, or scholarship—justify the passions of their protagonists with an appeal to grandeur.

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Review: ‘Christine’

Christine Chubbuck was a TV reporter at a station in Sarasota, Florida when on July 15, 1974 while reporting live on air, the production team was unable to switch to a video that she had just announced, so instead she read a few lines she wrote for the occasion — “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in ‘blood and guts’, and in living color, you are going to see another first: attempted suicide” — took a revolver from her purse, and shot herself behind her right ear.

Christine Chubbuck was a TV reporter at a station in Sarasota, Florida when on July 15, 1974 while reporting live on air, the production team was unable to switch to a video that she had just announced, so instead she ...

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Essential Viewing: the Films of Agnès Varda

The reason why it is essential to sing the praises and recommend the films of Agnès Varda — even when there’s no anniversary or birthday or award to celebrate or death to mourn — is that her work is consistently exceptional yet criminally underseen.

The reason why it is essential to sing the praises and recommend the films of Agnès Varda — even when there’s no anniversary or birthday or award to celebrate or death to mourn — is that her work is ...

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Why Marjane Satrapi’s serial killer comedy falls short

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Marjane Satrapi, an Iranian-born graphic novelist, writer, painter, and now film director, stormed the world of French comics with her autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Marjane Satrapi, an Iranian-born graphic novelist, writer, painter, and now film director, stormed the world of French comics with her autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis.

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