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‘Big Eyes’ World of Margaret Keane Always Authentic Then & Now

Big Eyes Margaret Keane and Amy Adams
Keane is known for her paintings which ultimately inspired the Tim Burton film, Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams in a dazzling performance.
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How Melissa McCarthy Just Keeps Rising, from ‘Gilmore Girls’ to ‘Bridesmaids’ to the Oscars

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Bridesmaids with Fathom Events, Amelie talks through Melissa McCarthy's career that spans three decades.
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FF2 Reflects on Month One of TCM’s ‘Women Make Film’ Project

There are times when a member of an older generation mentions something they consider obvious, only to see a glaze form across the face of a member of a younger generation’s. The reference has gone completely over her head. As a child, when I told my parents I hadn’t heard of something, their response would usually be, “So what are they teaching you in school?” This is not to condemn the education I received, but a genuine inquiry: why there are certain surprisingly specific gaps in my knowledge?
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The Discovery of Wanda’s Voice

It’s delicious to see this kind of character taking up so much space on screen: unkempt, dazed, and aimless, with occasional moments of alertness to take pleasure in something tiny, just because she wants to. 
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Cheryl Dunye’s Dunyementaries: Friends’ Conversations as an Art Form

Cheryl Dunye’s first feature, The Watermelon Woman, plays with autofiction in film: the plot follows “Cheryl,” played by Cheryl, as she “tries to make a documentary” about an actor from a 1930s film known only as “The Watermelon Woman.”
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Peier “Tracy” Shen wishes Truffaut was still around to tell us everything is okay

"As a director, you need to explain your ideas to like fifty people, and you have to somehow be consistent. You share a lot."
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