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First Impressions: GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is a glamed-up, feminist comedy in the vein of OITNB

From the first scene, GLOW‘s feminist message is openly clear. Aspiring actor Ruth Wilder (Community alum Alison Brie) is auditioning for a role as company boss “Mel”, opening the series by delivering a sombre monologue. After finishing, she explains that she is grateful for the opportunity because  “there are not roles like this for women”, yet Ruth is informed by the casting director that she was reading for the male part – the female role was the secretary.... Continue Reading

Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, Bob Odenkirk and more join Steven Spielberg’s The Papers

Steven Spielberg is certainly a busy man. Currently in the midst of a lengthy post-production period for his sci-fi adaptation Ready Player One, the influential director has wasted little time getting his next project off the ground. With Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers film The Papers (previously titled The Post) ambitiously being fast-tracked for an awards-friendly 2017 release. The film has previously announced Academy Award winners Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep will be headlining the film. And if that pair wasn’t outstanding enough, the announcement of the supporting ensemble adds to the already incredible pool of talent.... Continue Reading

DVD Review: How to be Single (M) (USA, 2016)

Given the combined creative genius of writers (Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, Dana Fox) who co-wrote this screenplay, one would have expected to strap themselves in for a solid, heart wrenching, feel good romp with How to be Single. However not all rom-coms are created equal and this would be sure fire winner, boosted by the growing star power of Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin) and native comedienne Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Bridesmaids) seems to have fizzled amidst an insincerely executed mesh of confused sub-plots.... Continue Reading