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Merida from “Brave” is not your typical Disney princess. Pixar’s first female protagonist may be beautiful, but she is not in any way dreaming of her prince to come. Instead, the firstborn heir of the Scottish kingdom of DunBroch, would rather sling her arrows and defend her homeland than primp and prepare for the eventuality of being queen — which makes her a refreshing alternative to the canon of Disney… Continue reading Is Princess Merida Of 'Brave' Disney's Best Female Role Model? (OPINION)

This roundup is in addition to full TIFF 2011 reviews of Tanya Wexler’s Hysteria, Jennifer Westfeldt’s Friends with Kids, Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights, Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz, and discussion of Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk about Kevin in Girls on Film.

your sisters sister Female Directors at TIFF 2011 Roundup: Lynn Shelton Prevails While Madonna, Julia Leigh, and Mary Harron Falter

Your Sister’s Sister

Your Sister’s Sister is simple, but not in any reductive way. Much… Continue reading Female Directors at TIFF 2011 Roundup: Lynn Shelton Prevails While Madonna, Julia Leigh, and Mary Harron Falter

hermione deathly hallows 2 Girls on Film: Harry Potter, the Boys Club, and the Female Scene Stealers

This week marks the end of an era. A full decade ago, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone if you prefer) hit screens and brought J. K. Rowling’s immensely popular children’s series to the big screen. The plan was practically Herculean in scope – grabbing a 10, 11, and 12-year-old to star in a popular franchise that would take… Continue reading Girls on Film: Harry Potter, the Boys' Club, and the Female Scene Stealers

It’s premiere day in Los Angeles for ‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,’ a film adaptation of Lisa See’s acclaimed novel set in 19th-century China about two female BFF’s. (The Chinese had a different word for it.)

Our cousins at HuffPost Women have been teasing out the film’s themes of female friendship in recent days and months, and today’s installment features CNN anchor Suzanne Malveaux and her twin sister, Suzette. (Imagine… Continue reading 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan' Inspires Conversations About Female Friendship

gijoe G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes Casts Female LeadAdrianne Palicki has just been cast as the female lead in ‘G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes.’ The ‘Friday Night Lights’ star will play Lady Jane.

This must come as welcome news for Palicki, whose ‘Wonder Woman’ pilot (where she played the iconic female superhero) neglected to get picked up by a network.

Palicki joins a cast of Channing Tatum, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the RZA. Directing the sequel will be… Continue reading 'G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes' Casts Female Lead