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She Said, She Said: Reflections on the #52FilmsByWomen ProjectShe Said, She Said: Reflections on the #52FilmsByWomen Project

She Said, She Said: Reflections on the #52FilmsByWomen Project

Fifty-two films. Fifty-two women. One year that changed my understanding of the films we watch.

Fifty-two films. Fifty-two women. One year that changed my understanding of the films we watch.
Dear Dad…Dear Dad...

Dear Dad…

Time for me to take joy in the joy of others

Time for me to take joy in the joy of others
Dear America…Dear America...

Dear America…

What you are feeling today is fear, and fear can be a good thing.

What you are feeling today is fear, and fear can be a good thing.
These Women’s Work: A TIFF Spent with Films By Female FilmmakersThese Women's Work: A TIFF Spent with Films By Female Filmmakers

These Women’s Work: A TIFF Spent with Films By Female Filmmakers

Thoughts on dedicating TIFF 2016 to The Female Perspective

Thoughts on dedicating TIFF 2016 to The Female Perspective
9 Crimes: Marking the Ninth Blog-a-Versary of The Matinee9 Crimes: Marking the Ninth Blog-a-Versary of The Matinee

9 Crimes: Marking the Ninth Blog-a-Versary of The Matinee

Reflections on a nine oh-so-fine years.

Reflections on a nine oh-so-fine years.
The Blueprint: A Unique TIFF for The MatineeThe Blueprint: A Unique TIFF for The Matinee

The Blueprint: A Unique TIFF for The Matinee

Now and then, you have to change things up...even when it comes to the things you enjoy the most.

Now and then, you have to change things up...even when it comes to the things you enjoy the most.
Past in Present: The TCM Petition and The Trouble With “Classics”Past in Present: The TCM Petition and The Trouble With "Classics"

Past in Present: The TCM Petition and The Trouble With “Classics”

A movement makes one wonder what's a classic and what's just "old"

A movement makes one wonder what's a classic and what's just "old"
Love Drought: Reflecting on 2016 at The HalfLove Drought: Reflecting on 2016 at The Half

Love Drought: Reflecting on 2016 at The Half

It's easy to say 2016 has been a rough year for film, but what's easy to say might not be entirely accurate when we get outside the multiplex.

It's easy to say 2016 has been a rough year for film, but what's easy to say might not be entirely accurate when we get outside the multiplex.
Talking Book: Should One Watch It, or Should One Read It?Talking Book: Should One Watch It, or Should One Read It?

Talking Book: Should One Watch It, or Should One Read It?

When the book-versus-movie debate seems less clear-cut.

When the book-versus-movie debate seems less clear-cut.