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What Else You Can Do To Fight H.R.3 & H.R.358 – Links

Aside from contacting your representative and tweeting at #dearjohn here are some quick and easy things you can do to oppose H.R.3 and H.R.358: Sign the We Won’t Go Back to the Back Alley petition at MoveOn.org Sign the petition at … Continue reading

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“No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion” & “Protect Life” Bills

So this is out of my usual topic, having nothing whatsoever to do with film, but I think it is important, as a feminist to talk about H.R. 3 the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” and H.R. 358 the … Continue reading

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Public Enemies

The tradition of the heist film is well known; a charismatic outlaw cleverly evades police, on a spree of robbery and violence until he goes down shooting in a dramatic showdown at the end of the film while shouting his … Continue reading

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An Ode to JJ and Prentiss

It is rare to find a strong female character on a network show, much less two or three. Criminal Minds had three such women in Jennifer Jareau, Emily Prentiss, and Penelope Garcia. These women are smart, complicated, not at all … Continue reading

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‘Hamlet’ Holds a Mirror Up

The purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold as ’twere the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of … Continue reading

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Gimme Shelter: The Complicity of Viewing

“See the Rolling Stones and die“ Gimme Shelter, the Maysles brothers’ documentary on the Rolling Stones, has been named “the most harrowing rock ‘n’ roll movie ever made.” Critics, especially around the film’s release, considered both the Maysles and the Rolling … Continue reading

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Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda’s career as a feminist filmmaker moves from the French New Wave and Left Bank movements to political modernism, portraying with sincerity the lives of women. From her first film, La Pointe Courte (1956), she combines realism with subjective … Continue reading

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