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Memo to Women Screenwriters: Man Up!

Is the shrinking percentage of women screenwriters now seen as just business as usual, a reflection of our societal malaise? Or are women screenwriters actually doing something to fuel the inequity?
  • By Nancy Nigrosh
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  • April 14, 2014 3:46 PM
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Career Watch: As 'Mad Men' Enters Its Final Season, Can Jon Hamm Rebrand Himself as a Movie Star?

As "Mad Men" prepares to close shop, can Jon Hamm rebrand himself as a movie star?
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • April 14, 2014 6:05 AM
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Best of the Week: Jarmusch Ranked, Nic Cage's Soul Still Dances in 'Joe,' Ten Best 'Mad Men' Episodes & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
  • By TOH!
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  • April 12, 2014 11:00 AM
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Behind the High-Frame-Rate Restoration of 'Oklahoma!' Opening TCM Festival

Given Peter Jackson and James Cameron's current embrace of high-frame-rate, there's an added importance to Fox's restoration of the roadshow "Oklahoma!," which opens the TCM Classic Film Fest tonight at the TCL Chinese IMAX Theater. In addition to being shot in Todd-AO large format, the beloved 1955 musical from Rodgers & Hammerstein also experimented with 30 frames to solve the flickering problem and to better stave off competition from TV. The result is almost holographic.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 10, 2014 2:03 PM
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Meet the Boise Film Underground, a Band of Indie Filmmakers Hard at Work in Idaho

Give it a few years, and Idaho's Sun Valley Film Festival could be a spring Telluride: an intimate, filmmaker-friendly event buzzing with savvy cinephiles and industry mavens, and screening top international art cinema either off the festival circuit or for the first time. Here are five reasons why you should go.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 10, 2014 6:45 AM
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TOH! Ranks the Films of Jim Jarmusch (TRAILERS)

To coincide with the release of indie auteur Jim Jarmusch's eleventh feature, "Only Lovers Left Alive" (April 11), we at TOH! have ranked his films from bottom to top.
  • By TOH!
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  • April 8, 2014 2:49 PM
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Career Watch: How Should Scarlett Johansson Use Her Box Office Superpowers? (CLIPS)

She certainly can lure audiences -- but how should Scarlett seduce us next?
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • April 7, 2014 1:45 PM
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Best of the Week: 'Mad Men' Premiere, Glazer on 'Under the Skin,' Altman's Top 15 and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
  • By TOH!
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  • April 4, 2014 5:14 PM
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TOH! Picks Robert Altman's Top 15 Films

In the spirit of the UCLA Film and Television Archive's drool-worthy Robert Altman: A Retrospective, kicking off April 4, TOH! writers list their 15 favorite films by the iconic American director.
  • By TOH!
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  • April 4, 2014 5:02 PM
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Putting Money on the Bechdel Test (GRAPHS)

The Bechdel test has proven an intriguing -- if far from wholly accurate -- method of figuring out a film's level of female character development. Are there two women in a given film? Do they talk to each other -- and about something other than men? In a fascinating piece on FiveThirtyEight, the Bechdel test is assessed from a financial standpoint.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 2, 2014 4:51 PM
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