Sofia Coppola’s Milestone Win At Cannes Would Feel A Shade Less Tainted If It Weren’t For Two Major Factors

Without question, Sofia Coppola is a talented director. Her vision and influence pervades every film she touches. Even when those films are as decidedly blasé as Somewhere or The Bling Ring. And there is no mistaking her unique flair for cinematography and music choice. Indeed, the surefire way to know you’re …

There Was Already A Gloriously Trashy TV Movie About Madonna’s Early Days So What Are We Doing With Blond Ambition From Universal?

Though it may have been low-budget and low-caliber acting, much of the frequently forgotten about 1994 TV movie, Madonna: Innocence Lost (which aired on Fox, mind you, not Lifetime), proves to be highly detailed in its recounting of how Madonna got to the top, as well as her many daddy …

Emma Watson Calls Bullshit On Men’s Inability to See Women as Heroic Protagonists

As cinema studies persists in becoming a viable college major (though we all know there’s nothing more viable than “business” or “marketing” in this post-collegiate life), history has consistently shown that male viewers tend to either balk at or simply lose interest in a female protagonist carrying a major (or …

Mary Pickford, Canadian Glamor Girl, Producer & Screen Legend Turns 125

Born the demurely named Gladys Louise Smith, Mary Pickford transcended from “America’s sweetheart” and “the girl with the curls” to one of the foremost producers in Hollywood, co-founding Pickford-Fairbanks Studios with Douglas Fairbanks and, ultimately, United Artists. But before building a self-controlled empire, Pickford paid her dues as an actress, …