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Calendar, Night&Day Daughters of Ida Lupino

Daughters of Ida Lupino

According to the venerable distributor Women Make Movies, just six percent of the 250 top-grossing films last year were directed by women. That isn’t an indicator of female filmmakers’ inability to connect with the public’s taste so much as a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Women Call the Shots

Women Call the Shots

What, exactly, is a "chick flick?" To critics and studio execs, it's a movie that appeals to women, with the separate but equal assumption that it's completely without interest for men. It's the nastiest of putdowns, in other words, despite…
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Calendar, Night&Day Love Among the Tombstones

Love Among the Tombstones

Who knew that every strollable square foot of northwestern San Francisco once hid the remains of past citizens, going back to the Gold Rush? Hyperbole aside, that's the indelible impression left after viewing A Second Final Rest: The History of…
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