Weekly Clickables: The Best 100 Films of the 21st ...

Another Monday, another collection of Weekly Clickables featuring a fine selection of film-related odds and ends. First, a list of the best 100 films of the 21st century, according to a BBC Culture survey of film critics and curators world-wide. Next, a short video showing a few romantic comedies, remade with feminism in mind, courtesy of The Huffington Post. Io9 shared a video exploring some of the world from Kubo and the Two Strings. At NPR, a Q&A on how the new Ben-Hur compares to its predecessors. Finally, five things to know about the upcoming James Baldwin documentary, courtesy of Kreyolicious. That’s it for this week! Check back...

Podcasts of the Week 08/28/16 Aug28

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially mine) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry; Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the best podcasts...

Women’s Equality Day: The Introduction Aug26

Women’s Equality Day: The Introduction

In 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The observance of Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment that allowed women to finally vote and calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward complete equality. We here at Audiences Everywhere are lucky to work with a group of talented, empathetic, thoughtful, and endlessly supportive men and women. Part of what makes this site special is the way that we are always striving to be better, to expand our thinking, to further understand and appreciate the art form that is filmmaking, and to make the film world a more equal and...

Netflix Hidden Gems: Female Directors (And Creators) Edition: Part Two Aug26

Netflix Hidden Gems: Female Directors (And Creator...

Happy Women’s Equality Day, and welcome to part two of a feminist little feature that holds a special place in my heart. (Check out part one here.) As a women living and working in the film industry in Los Angeles, it’s clear to me every day that even in our more progressive era, women still have a major problem in film. According to a study conducted in 2014 by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, 85% of films made in 2014 had no female directors, 80% had no female writers, 33% had no female producers, 78% had no female editors, and 92% had no female cinematographers. Today, in...

The Violence of Grief and Coping Aug26

The Violence of Grief and Coping

‘Yes! Very funny this terrible thing is. A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavour to do, he drowns […] The way is to the destructive element submit yourself, and with the exertions of your hands and feet in the water make the deep, deep sea keep you up. ‘ -Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim If the simplest, conventional definition of an antihero is “one who lacks most, if not all, of the attributes of the hero,” then seasons 34 through 36 of my life explored a story arc rich in complicated motives, episodic freakouts and...

Bad Moms and the Fiction of Motherhood Aug26

Bad Moms and the Fiction of Motherhood

As I broach the subject of parenthood – well, as I continue to be badgered by others about when (not if) I’m going to have children – I’m trying to wrap my mind around how I’m going to do that, how I’m going to do it all. It occurs to me that maybe I don’t have to do it all, but it also occurs to me that I don’t see a mom not doing it all. I want a wildly successful career, a home in a rather expensive city, and a happy, engaged marriage—all things that will require effort and time on my part. I also want me time and time to binge watch every TV show I find mildly interesting, if I’m being honest. Just kidding. I don’t even have time for...

5 Female Superheroes Who Don’t Need Capes Aug26

5 Female Superheroes Who Don’t Need Capes

With the dominance of DC and Marvel exert over blockbuster season growing as formidable as ever while each powerhouse grows its respective expanded universe, much discussion surrounds the presence and characterization of the select few female superheroes in these franchises. With a Black Widow film in high demand and a Wonder Woman movie in the way, ground is just now being broken on female equality in the comic film universe. However, we have no shortage of female characters in film who have been nothing short of heroes, and they have proven themselves to be ‘super’ all on their own merit as women, with super powers such as...

The 11 Scariest Women in Film and Television Aug26

The 11 Scariest Women in Film and Television

Horror is arguably the most subjective and personal genre. While it has been lambasted in former eras for being misogynistic, there are currently many very talented women who contribute enormously to the genre, and they deserve to be celebrated. As a horror fan, it just made sense that to celebrate Women’s Equality Day I’d bring you 11 terrifying women in film. No matter her role, these artists prove they can bring out the terror you crave, so be prepared to get inspired…to death!   LYNN LOWRY At age 68, Lynn Lowry is still killing it. I had the pleasure of meeting her at this year’s Northwest Horror Show where she gave a...

Review: Iron Jawed Angels Aug26

Review: Iron Jawed Angels

Overview: Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor) start the National Woman’s Party (NWP) after a falling out with the National American Woman’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA) over their approach to lobbying for a constitutional amendment guaranteeing female citizens the right to vote. HBO; 2004; 125 minutes. “Simply, women were not viewed as an integral part of the historical record.” – Judith P. Zinsser: It’s incumbent upon the citizens of any free nation to understand and perpetuate the stories of those people that made them free, and so we, in the United States, see film after film about the American Revolution,...

Don’t Breathe is a Crowd-Pleasing Societal Nightmare Aug25

Don’t Breathe is a C...

Overview: Three teenagers break into a blind man’s house for the score of a lifetime, but they see more than they bargained for. Screen Gems/Stage 6 Films; 2016; Rated R; 88 minutes. Well, That is Detroit: Upon leaving the theater after watching Don’t Breathe, I witnessed a bit of...

Mr. Robot Recap: “eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12” Aug25

Mr. Robot Recap: “eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12”

Recap As with almost every episode this season, we begin in a flashback, this time to Mobley and Trenton’s first meeting. What appears to be a chance encounter in a coffee shop turns out to be their initial fsociety recruitment by Darlene. In the present, the three of them along with Cisco discover that the FBI will soon hold a conference call regarding their ongoing investigations. They tap in and record evidence of widespread privacy violations, before releasing their findings in a video. Despite this seeming victory, Mobley is paranoid over a part of the call where they referenced a suspect list for the Nine/Five Hack, which he assumes...

Blood Father is Gritty, Grindhouse Fun Aug25

Blood Father is Grit...

Overview: Ex-con John Link protects his daughter from gangs of criminals. SND Films; 2016; Rated R; 88 minutes. Dadcore: The latest in the long, ever-growing line of dadcore action movies, Blood Father sports classic B-movie grindhouse aesthetics. Where something like Non-Stop is a sleek,...

How to Finale Aug25

How to Finale

*Spoilers for multiple finales – namely How I Met Your Mother, Breaking Bad, Lost, The X-Files, and The Wire* There are two kinds of finales for a TV series: the narrative ending and the character ending. One is all story, the other all emotion. The show you’ve created will help you decide which one to do and chances are, whichever you choose, there’s still going to be a vocal group of fans who hate it anyway. Hello, class, and welcome to our follow up lecture from last week’s How to Pilot. Finales are very tough. You have a lot of plates to spin with a finale and sticking the landing with a solid, satisfying ending assures your...