Fantastic thought-provoking films, as a rule (lately at least) don’t routinely show up for prime time – but today’s headlines pulled a uey. Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters (万引き家族 Manbiki Kazoku, literally Shoplifting Family) just won the Palme d’Or at Cannes.
One of the most interesting things web 2.0 has given me is a healthy disrespect for all things pretending to be authoritative. And Wikipedia has been one of my most reliable professors. I’m not sure where the Zhang Yimou Exploit
While the maladaptive misrepresentation of women and racial minorities in Big Media is a topic that continues to merit scrutiny, it nevertheless behooves us to also ask, what about all those the supposed “beneficiaries”? Where are they getting THEIR Identity
None of us, here at The V, have any idea about Hollywood Blockbusters. We’re pretty much strictly Independent Cinema, which means mostly international. But this Davis Equity Index has us hooked and we were particularly intrigued by the mysterious Worldwide
The Davis Equity Index is heating up. The first thing that we realized, when we took a look at even just one list of Top 100 Grossing Films Worldwide, is that the scope is unmanageable. As the Davis Institute for
Davis launched the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2007 and has been pointing out, ever since, that mainstream media both under-represents and mis-represents women and girls. But the “entertainment” industry is also a role modeling / bias