My Leave No Trace post at #DirectedbyWomen

#DirectedbyWomen has another ambitious project going. It’s Crucial 21st Century Cinema or #Crucial21DbW. The project’s creator Barbara Ann O’Leary wants to publish a guest blogger’s post about a film directed by a woman every day in 2019.

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The Vulnerable Tissue of His Brain

I’m reading “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen. It’s a Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a spy – a communist sympathizer living in America after the end of the Vietnam war.

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There are so few women-written reviews of “Widows,” it’s ridiculous!

So I wrote a review of Widows. I’m a woman. I was reading a review by another woman, Carmen Phillips, at Autostraddle. I suddenly had a burning desire to see just how many Widows reviews by women I could find. Continue reading “There are so few women-written reviews of “Widows,” it’s ridiculous!”

Brain Dump: Pop Culture Three-Pack

My premise about pop culture for this blog is that it matters. What we see becomes what we think and what we know as a society. In that light, I wanted to share a few general items that I found interesting in the last week. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Pop Culture Three-Pack”

Thrilled by my local library in #DirectedbyWomen month

When I learned about the #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party throughout September 2018, I went to my local library branch and talked to them. They have a lot of DVDs to borrow. They didn’t have them in the database with a category for the gender of the director. But they were interested in celebrating women directors. Continue reading “Thrilled by my local library in #DirectedbyWomen month”

Brain Dump: Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the Emmys

Time to empty the head of TV trivia with a brain dump. This edition contains gems about Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the upcoming Emmy awards. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the Emmys”

Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving

I’m off for a while to be with the family. If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, too, I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

I Love You, Sally Wainwright

I love you, Sally Wainwright. I know it’s a one-sided relationship. I’m the fan. You’re the creative genius behind great television. I know you have other fans. It isn’t an exclusive arrangement I have with you. But, still – I love you. Continue reading “I Love You, Sally Wainwright”

The News about ‘Pose’ from Ryan Murphy

The Hollywood Reporter revealed two big news flashes about Ryan Murphy’s latest project Pose, which will air on FX, if it goes to series. I hope many, many people will watch for the pilot season on FX and punch in some high view numbers for Pose. Let’s make it happen! Continue reading “The News about ‘Pose’ from Ryan Murphy”

Listen to What She Said

Here’s the latest video from Feminist Frequency. It has a catchy title: One Weird Trick for Helping Women. Continue reading “Listen to What She Said”