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Reel Change’s Top 5 Posts of 2013

On this last day of 2013, here is a quick look back at my top posts of the year, listed in order of popularity. If you like these, don’t forget to check out my work at other publications, such as The Atlantic and Movie Mezzanine. Thank you for reading this year and for making Reel Change a…

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Why No Actress in Her Right Mind Would Play Hillary Clinton

Have you been following the casting misadventures of Rodham, the upcoming film that follows Hillary Clinton’s early days as a staffer for the House Judiciary Committee? If so, you’re not the only one. Last week, Hollywood.com asked “Why Doesn’t Anybody Want to Play Hillary Clinton?” It’s a terrific question, although it’s a shame they didn’t…

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Casting Call: Hillary Clinton

Yesterday, Politico reported on a screenplay making the rounds in Hollywood about Hillary Clinton. If production on the script were to begin soon, the film might be released somewhere in the middle of the 2016 presidential campaign, which many expect Clinton to be a key participant in. But this is not the story of Clinton’s…

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“Butter” is Well Past its Expiration Date

“Butter” was shot several years ago, but the film’s distributors waited until this election season to release it. It was a seemingly shrewd choice – the film, which portrays a fierce competition among candidates for the Iowa state butter-carving championship, functions as a political allegory, complete with sex scandals, race baiting, and dirty tricks. But…