Carrie Rickey

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Carrie Rickey wrote film reviews and essays for Truthdig.

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We’d Like to Thank the Academy … for What?

Feb 22, 2012
In the beginning it was called the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and/or Sciences. While its ostensible purpose was management-approved mediation, its implicit goal was to pre-empt actors, writers and directors from organizing, as carpenters, musicians and electricians had done in 1926. Statuettes were an afterthought. Is it cynical to ask whether the Academy Awards have outlived their relevance?

Where Are the Women Directors?

Jan 26, 2012
Here’s a thought exercise: In a nation where 33 percent of the Supreme Court justices are women, 17 percent of the seats in the Senate and House are held by women and 12 percent of the statehouses have female governors, what accounts for the fact that only 5 percent of movie directors in 2011 are female? What accounts for the fact that only 5 percent of movie directors in 2011 are female?