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The need for diversity in filmmaking has (slowly) begun to be reflected in wider releases, as studios and producers come to understand that maybe there’s more to this world than a bunch of upper-middle-class white people. But indie film has always seen a greater scope of cinematic storytelling […]
The past week has given women plenty of reasons to be angry. So have the last year and decade, for that matter. Over on Twitter, we asked the question: What are your favorite films about female rage? And today, we are here to answer with our own.
There’s not a single bad film in the Criterion Channel’s Columbia Noir collection, but there are more than a few that I was surprised I hadn’t heard of. Like: My Name is Julia Ross, a gothic narrative that makes use of all the tropes even as it subtly undercuts […]
When discussing mainstream noir directors, we tend to forget about Frank Borzage, who absorbed the style and substance of German Expressionist filmmakers and imported them to the US in his noirs. His 1948 film Moonrise is a unique noir in style and subject, evading a total condemnation of […]
I won’t say it was a key decision in my moving to Los Angeles, but the wealth of history that’s found within it has always fascinated me, and a key element of that history is the 1960s music scene that sprung up within Laurel Canyon. Ensconced in the […]
Judith Arcana laughs when I call her a freedom fighter, but she is. The poet, writer, and educator spent two years in the Jane Collective during the ’60s and ’70s, helping women procure safe abortions in an era where it was illegal and highly dangerous. She was eventually […]