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‘Citizen Jane’: A Hugely Entertaining Film Oversimplifies the 1950s Battle Over Growth in New York

Matt Tyrnauer’s chronicle also fails to connect the dots between the issues that beset America’s largest city in 1957 and those facing urban centers today. (Pictured, Jane Jacobs.)

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 5)

The final article in the series offers some closely guarded data about audience gender breakdowns, and insights from filmmakers Mira Nair (shown left), Ava DuVernay (shown right), Nancy Meyers and Stacy Title. 

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 4)

The ’80s and ’90s brought welcome advances for female filmmakers. But would the bias that produced the term “chick flick” remain? (Shown: A screen shot from Mira Nair’s 1991 film “Mississippi Masala.”)

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 3)

Those who emerged between 1966 and 1983 challenged the prevailing image of the central hero and marginal heroine by creating a “countercinema.”

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood?

Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino were two exceptions to the women who found it increasingly difficult to launch film projects in the 20th century. (This is the second installment of a five-part series.)

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That Final Twist Was More Surprising Than the Politics at the 2017 Oscars

Contemporary actors, including a few at Sunday’s Academy Awards, might catch heat for mixing politics with gold statuettes, but politics are in Oscar’s DNA.

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The Other 43 Percent

Hollywood’s gender gap is most apparent with regard to female filmmakers, but their prospects weren’t always as bad as they are today. (Part 1 of our five-part series.) 

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Carrie Rickey
Carrie Rickey
Morgan R. Levy

In addition to writing film reviews and essays for Truthdig, Carrie Rickey has been a film critic at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Village Voice and an art critic at Artforum and Art in America. Rickey has taught at various institutions, including School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania, and has appeared frequently on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” MSNBC and CNN.

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