Austin Chick's 'Girls Against Boys' is yet another in a long line of rape/revenge thrillers, this time dressed down for listless millennials, but rather than turn in a thoughtful essay, it looks like Chick just copied from his classmates in Feminism 101.
'Don Jon's Addiction,' the directorial debut from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, explores the ways in which rom-coms and porn might both be creating unreasonable expectations for women and men alike -- but neither form of media is mutually gender exclusive and both can be damaging, if we allow it.
This week journalist Linda Stasi of The New York Post wrote a review (?) of the second season of Lena Dunham's 'Girls,' but wound up passive-aggressively -- and sometimes aggressively -- critiquing Dunham's body instead. Why are we still talking about this?
You don't have to throw an internet-rock to hit a most-anticipated movies of 2013 list, but what about the female-centric films that we cover here on Reel Women? We've got a list of what we're looking forward to in the new year.
In its first 15 minutes or so, 'King Kelly' appears to be a grating portrait of an obnoxious cam girl, but stick with it long enough and you'll find an indictment of our current generation and the way modern young women are shaped by the social media that has raised them.
The new documentary 'Sexy Baby' tracks the lives of three different women and the way that our hyper-sexual media and culture has shaped, or is shaping, their lives. The film explores the digestive nature of media and what it is we leave behind to teach emerging generations of young women.
'The Sessions' -- out now in limited release -- is based on the true story of poet, journalist and cripple Marc O'Brien, a man confined to an iron lung for most of his life who seeks out the help of a sex surrogate to experience the act for the first time. But for all its talk of body comfort and its cavalier attitude toward nudity, 'The Sessions' spends a lot of time obscuring Marc's body while giving us full access to that of his surrogate.
In the new indie drama 'Smashed,' Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays an alcoholic school teacher trying to get sober while struggling with marriage to her similarly booze-ridden husband. The film, out now in limited release, is a heart-wrenching portrait of addiction and salvation.
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