Tag: Women in Film

New Superhero Movie Depicts Women as Heroes

By Jessie Tu Even before Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer appear on screen in Netflix’s latest film Thunder Force, I was teary with emotional solidarity. “I’m not a nerd, I’m smart. There’s a difference,” a young Emily Stanton (played by Spencer) shouts at her bullies. Along comes Lydia Berman, (played by McCarthy)– a strong teenager who rescues the vulnerable girl on…

Women Make History On Golden Globes Nomination List

By Jessie Tu For the first time in history, the number of female director nominees has outnumbered male nominees in the category of Best Director at the 78th Golden Globes. Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell and Regina King secured three of the five nominations for the coveted category, which came under fire last year when not a single woman director was nominated.  This year’s nominations also…

Women Set New Records In Hollywood

This year the Academy has more women to consider than ever before. Several new studies reveal that women in Hollywood are breaking new ground, both in front of and behind the camera. But it’s not all good news, as the research reveals that the highest grossing films were still largely dominated by men.  Number Of Female Protagonists Increases The biggest…

It’s 2020 – Women’s Stories Deserve To Be Heard

There’s a scene toward the end of Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women, a starry-eyed update of Louisa May Alcott’s 19th-century novel, in which headstrong Jo (Saoirse Ronan), the character Alcott modeled on herself, anticipates decades of female creative doubt. A writer struggling to produce the popular, contrived sentimental stories of her day and slogging even harder to figure out what…