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    Gretchen Smail

    Gretchen lives and works in SF as a freelancer. If not at work, is probably off eating ramen, petting dogs, or attempting yoga. Tweets too much at @ubeempress.

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  • Wishing For More Out of the Badass Women of Sci-Fi Panel

    Wishing For More Out of the Badass Women of Sci-Fi Panel0

    Updated October 9, 10:00 PM EST. A previous version of the article misattributed the statement “I love Moana” to Cher Martinetti. On Friday afternoon at New York Comic Con, several science fiction actresses and female directors came together for Syfy Wire Fangrrls Presents: Badass Women of Sci-Fi. Moderated by Syfy Fangrrls creator and managing editor Cher

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  • Pacific Rim Uprising UnCancels the Apocalypse

    Pacific Rim Uprising UnCancels the Apocalypse0

    • October 6, 2017

    New York Comic Con finally gave us the first look at Pacific Rim: Uprising, and it looks brighter, louder, and larger than Guillermo del Toro’s iteration.

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  • Fantastic Shorts by Women at Fantastic Fest

    Fantastic Shorts by Women at Fantastic Fest0

    With everything that’s gone down with Fantastic Fest these past few weeks, there’s been a hyper focus on how we can make the film industry more welcoming towards women. At the festival itself, only 11 feature length films out of over 80 were directed by women; three of those films were co-directed with men, meaning

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  • Jailbreak is a Gorgeously Shot Ode to Cambodia’s Martial Art

    Jailbreak is a Gorgeously Shot Ode to Cambodia’s Martial Art0

    Jailbreak Jimmy Henderson (director), Godefroy Ryckewaert (cinematographer), Amit Dubey, Jimmy Henderson (editors) Jean-Paul Ly, Dara Our, Tharoth Sam, Céline Tran, Savin Phillip, Dara Phang (cast) September 23, 2017 (Fantastic Fest), October 6, 2017 (London Film Festival) Jailbreak is an ambitious, kinetic, and wildly enjoyable action film hailing from Cambodia, a country whose film industry is

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