Comments for ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS https://awfj.org Female Film Critics 24/375 Sun, 07 Mar 2010 09:31:34 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 Comment on AWFJ Women On Film – The Week In Women, November 20, 2009 – MaryAnn Johanson by Noel Waag https://awfj.org/blog/2009/11/21/awfj-women-on-film-the-week-in-women-november-20-2009-maryann-johanson/#comment-446 Sun, 07 Mar 2010 09:31:34 +0000 http://awfj.org/?p=4115#comment-446 I don’t get it

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Comment on Women On Film – Is ‘Bridezilla’ Our Future? – Susan Wloszczyna comments – Exclusive! by Watch Movies https://awfj.org/blog/2009/02/06/women-on-film-is-bridzilla-our-future-susan-wloszczyna-comments/#comment-260 Thu, 04 Mar 2010 02:30:07 +0000 http://awfj.org/?p=2494#comment-260 Wow, I like it.. Thanks a lot !

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Comment on AWFJ Women on Film – The Week In Women, February 25, 2010 – MaryAnn Johanson by b. lynch black https://awfj.org/blog/2010/02/28/awfj-women-on-film-the-week-in-women-february-25-2010-maryann-johanson/#comment-482 Mon, 01 Mar 2010 18:03:58 +0000 http://awfj.org/?p=4542#comment-482 so, basically, it isn’t necessary for us to wear a veil or burqua! we’re de facto invisible.

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Comment on AWFJ Women on Film – The Week In Women, February 25, 2010 – MaryAnn Johanson by LaSargenta https://awfj.org/blog/2010/02/28/awfj-women-on-film-the-week-in-women-february-25-2010-maryann-johanson/#comment-481 Mon, 01 Mar 2010 02:20:12 +0000 http://awfj.org/?p=4542#comment-481 I wonder if I can send my son to the Geena Davis Institute Summer Camp.

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Comment on AWFJ Women On Film – The Week In Women, February 12, 2010 – MaryAnn Johanson by Paul https://awfj.org/blog/2010/02/13/4508/#comment-480 Mon, 15 Feb 2010 02:41:52 +0000 http://awfj.org/?p=4508#comment-480 Well, at least we might get to see more of Janeane Garofalo, who I would tell all my friends about if I could pronounce her name. And I’ve done things to promote my writing that made me feel like I was selling out, too. I think every artist who makes a living at it can tell you a sell out story.

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Comment on Do film critics have a future? by Adell Panama https://awfj.org/blog/2007/05/07/do-film-critics-have-a-future/#comment-18 Wed, 03 Feb 2010 00:53:35 +0000 http://awfj.org/2007/05/12/do-film-critics-have-a-future/#comment-18 Kudos from one braniac to another. 🙂

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Comment on AWFJ Women On Film – Kathryn Bigelow Wins DGA’s Best Director by Bringing the ‘Hurt’ « Elitist Scum https://awfj.org/blog/2010/01/31/awfj-women-on-film-kathryn-bigelow-wins-dgas-best-director/#comment-478 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 23:36:08 +0000 http://awfj.org/?p=4452#comment-478 […] Both Bigelow and Cameron have nabbed directing nods for their efforts, but Ms. Bigelow did take home the Directors Guild Award, which has always been a sign of things to come at the Oscars. Who […]

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Comment on AWFJ’s Summer Opinion Poll: Superheroes by Calista Heid https://awfj.org/blog/2008/07/01/awfjs-summer-opinion-poll-superheroes/#comment-157 Fri, 29 Jan 2010 07:09:42 +0000 http://awfj.org/?p=1330#comment-157 Outstanding read, I just passed this onto a fellow worker who was making a little research on that. And he really purchased me lunch because I got it for him.  So let me paraphrase that: Thank you for lunch!

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Comment on AWFJ Women On Film – The Week In Women, December 11, 2009 – MaryAnn Johanson by Pavelu Bento https://awfj.org/blog/2009/12/12/awfj-women-on-film-the-week-in-women-december-11-2009-maryann-johanson/#comment-461 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 16:07:07 +0000 http://awfj.org/?p=4176#comment-461 Thanks for publishing about this. There’s a mass of great tech information on the internet. You’ve got a lot of that info here on your web site. I’m impressed – I try to keep a couple blogs fairly up-to-date, but it’s a struggle sometimes. You’ve done a solid job with this one. How do you do it?

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Comment on AWFJ Women On Film – The Week In Women, January 22, 2010 – MaryAnn Johanson by Alma https://awfj.org/blog/2010/01/23/awfj-women-on-film-the-week-in-women-january-22-2010-maryann-johanson/#comment-476 Sun, 24 Jan 2010 23:43:06 +0000 http://awfj.org/?p=4429#comment-476 In no way am I suggesting that the above isn’t true and the situation with mainstream films isn’t dire for women, but I’ve actually been basking as of late in the warm feminist goodness of quite a few films that have been out lately. Maybe it seems like ‘quite a few’ films to me because I fastidiously avoid all mainstream films, being that they’re guaranteed to be misogynist and anti-feminist. But I’ve been enjoying such gems as ‘Bright Star’, ‘An Education’, ‘The Private Lives of Pippa Lee’, and ‘Young Victoria’ all in practically the same couple of months and I have to say it’s felt like an incredibly rewarding few months for women cinematically. I’ve never felt so represented. Like I said, maybe it’s because I avoid mainstream films AND t.v. like the plague so I’m not really even aware of 90% of the crap out there. But I just thought I’d strike an optimistic note. It’s not me being Pollyanna, but this actually feels very real and true to me. The above films really did feel feminist to me, and like ‘women’s movies’ in the very deepest sense of the term, i.e. about women’s lives as they actually are, not how patriarchy thinks they should be. And the fact that they all came out in the same couple of months is wonderful. I’m 21 and I don’t remember such a batch of openly feminist films ever coming out in rapid succession in my whole life growing up as a pre-teen and a teen. I actually feel really optimistic. Mainstream is mainstream and it’ll always be dumb and retrograde because it panders to the lowest-common-denominator pond scum of America. And that won’t change for a very long time for women because we are experiencing a feminist backlash right now. But I think it’s important we stay optimistic and also see the good that has been coming forth recently; not just ‘so-so’ kind of good but really EXCELLENT woman-centered cinema (*cough* An Education *cough*). Maybe you can do a report on that too sometime, Maryann. Like an article about all the good stuff that’s been happening for women in film too, and in the media in general. I’m sure it doesn’t outweigh the bad but we shouldn’t pretend like it doesn’t exist.

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