Monthly Archives: April 2020

Ridvan Is Everywhere! – Day 10: History & Healing — Baha’i Arts, Stories and Media

The “Is Everywhere” Collective, which brought us this wonderful online Naw-Ruz celebration, is celebrating the Festival of Ridvan! They are excited to provide family-friendly programming for all 12 days of Ridvan and this video features their program celebrating the 10th … Continue reading

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‘Growth comes from discomfort’— Director Kate Ryan Brewer Discusses ‘Knots: A Forced Marriage Story’ — Screen Queens

“I tend to think of myself as being connected to issues, and I care deeply about a range of issues, but I had no idea that forced and child marriage was still happening in the United States.” As independent filmmaker … Continue reading

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In Defence of Harley Quinn’s Fantabulous Costumes in ‘Birds of Prey’ — Screen Queens

This is how Dr Harleen Quinzel a.k.a. Harley Quinn was envisioned as when she first appeared in Paul Dini and Bruce Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series. These illustrations by Bruce Timm depict Harley Quinn in her initial and most iconic … Continue reading

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Mental Anguish and Professional Duty Take Centre Stage in Bigelow’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ — Screen Queens

The decade long manhunt for elusive terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden by American forces was ready-made fodder for a rich screenplay. Kathryn Bigelow sets the record straight in Zero Dark Thirty, for a thrilling recreation of that definitive run-up to … Continue reading

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If It Weren’t for the White Saviour Angle, ‘Extraction’ Would Have Been Very Entertaining — Screen Queens

Time is of the essence in Sam Hargrave’s directorial debut Extraction. After building an impressive career off being a stuntman, Hargrave now takes the reins on the action-packed film adaptation of the graphic novel Ciudad based on a story by … Continue reading

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‘Mrs America’ is a Thoughtful Depiction of the Fight for Women’s Rights — Screen Queens

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was first introduced by activists in 1921 and was nearly passed in the 1970s; incredibly it was never successful. The amendment asserted that equality under law could not be denied on the basis of sex, … Continue reading

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Disney Pixar’s ‘Onward’ is a Magical Treat — Screen Queens

Medieval magic goes modern in the latest animated film by Disney/Pixar studios. The film sees Tom Holland and Chris Pratt teaming up again to bring to life a truly fantastical adventure the whole family will love. Ian Lightfoot (Tom Holland) … Continue reading

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Alice Wu’s ‘The Half of It’ Is a Sensitive and Touching Tale of Love and Self-Discovery — Screen Queens

At first glance, Alice Wu’s The Half of It looks to be a cute teen romance about a young girl who, after a series of mishaps, expresses her love and adoration for the girl of her dreams. While the film … Continue reading

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‘Motherless Brooklyn’ is a Sleek Old-Fashioned Noir Decades in the Making — Screen Queens

Edward Norton had been trying to make an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel Motherless Brooklyn for over 20 years. This is truly his passion project, and it shows in the glossy visuals and meticulous approach. Despite numerous setbacks completing the … Continue reading

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Three Women’s Performances that Changed the Movie Musical Genre — Screen Queens

Movie musicals are not the money-making machines they used to be (look no further than the notorious failure of Tom Hooper’s first foray into horror with 2019’s Cats). But there was a point in history where they were reliable audience-drawing … Continue reading

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