Through sheer volume and reach, TIFF has become an ongoing reminder of the talent Hollywood is failing to capture — changing the question from ‘Where are the women?’ to ‘Why aren’t you hiring any of these women?’
This year’s festival offered 58 chances to see the latest in femme-centric filmmaking
Clouds of Sils Maria is, simply, a film about women working, thinking, and engaging — a simple concept, but one that finally gives Binoche and her costars the ‘deep and complex’ female roles they deserve.
Belle strives to understand what it would be like for this woman, torn between love and idealism. But despite the density of the subject matter, this is not a grim drama.
The indie hit, which arrived on DVD this week, broke the status quo by bringing a little-known true story into the light
So Hollywood is dead because you’re just too cheap to pay for it? Hardly. If the popularity of Netflix is anything to judge by, users are happy to pay for content they deem to be fairly priced and worthwhile. … In regards to Hollywood’s current summer slate, customers voted with their wallets.
Hollywood is killing Hollywood
Even in the most masculine moments of Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Graham and John are powerless. They have their own particular techniques to assert their superiority — Graham’s seductive curiosity, John’s roaring sense of entitlement — and each is easily defeated… They both push the women to a new understanding of themselves, and suffer the results.
Twenty-five years after its release, the film that sparked the indie boom still has plenty to say about gender dynamics
The key problem with The Giver is that setting a story without emotion makes all the characters boring.
Lois Lowry’s YA novel still packs a punch — but its diluted film adaptation can’t stand up to its cinematic rivals
In reality, no single breakthrough will ever break the norm. What it really takes is many smaller advancements coalescing into a larger movement. It’s only when we see distinct and palpable change in Hollywood’s subtler bad habits that we’ll know progress is truly being made.
If these changes happen, then we’ll know Hollywood is finally moving in the right direction
Hollywood can’t know audiences want something different if we don’t show that desire. We’ve reached the point that it will take effort to fight the blockbuster rabbit hole. It will continue getting harder to find anything diverse at the theater, and on shelves, if we don’t make the effort to see them when they come out now.
It’s easy to succumb to Hollywood’s multimillion marketing campaigns — but cinephiles need to resist