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Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: A Star Is Born (1937)

Can love survive in Hollywood as one star’s career is on the rise and the other’s is fading? In the 1937 film A Star Is Born, just such a thing occurs, and our heroine and hero try their best to keep their love intact in the ruthless world of golden-age Hollywood. The film stars Janet […]

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Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

Earlier this week, a friend crowd-sourced and asked for some woman-centric coming-of-age films. My first thought was the 1945 film A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, based on the book by Betty Smith and made in 1945. The film stars James Dunn, Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, and Peggy Ann Garner. This was also Greek director Elia Kazan’s first […]