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Voter Empowerment?
Austin's ThinkVoting has an app for that
"...musician and gaming designer Joseph Santori, founder of the voter-empowerment effort at ThinkVoting...."

Oct. 23, 2014 News Post by Greg Harman

Best Empowerment for Families
Any Baby Can
"...especially admirable program called Comprehensive Advocacy and Resources for Empowerment is for families of children up to age 12..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Best of Austin Feature

Best Evolution of Teen Empowerment
Off Center Teens

Sept. 11, 2015 Best of Austin Feature

Blue Crush
"...navel-gazing marketing campaign and instead opts for a female empowerment picture that needn't explicitly sell the theme of female..."

Aug. 16, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Whale Rider
This quietly powerful tale of youthful female empowerment in New Zealand is based on a cornerstone Maori myth.
"...a whale, this quietly powerful tale of youthful female empowerment is a pitch-perfect example of how to craft a..."

June 27, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Mary Jane Coles, Empowerment Fest, and whole lotta metal top our list of recommended shows
"...dedicated ravers at Mala Santa on Friday. – Christina Garcia Empowerment FestThe Far Out Lounge, Saturday 7..."

Aug. 6, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
Trauma defines these glimpses into other real lives
"...centered on nonprofit Skateistan’s efforts to bring education and empowerment around the globe. The enthusiasm these young women have..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

The Kitchen
1970s mob drama gets a #MeToo overhaul
"...change that is supposed to ram home the female empowerment message. However, she misses what made those earlier mob..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Revenge
Bloody vengeance fit for the #MeToo era.
"...and you would not be wrong. Equal parts feminist empowerment manifesto and raging red Grand Guignol heart-stopper, Revenge is,..."

May 11, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tomb Raider
Lara Croft is back again!
"...adventure. It’s not a terribly witty take on the adventuress-slash-femme-empowerment storyline, but it sure as hell beats the stuffing..."

March 23, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wonder Woman
The origin story of Diana, princess of the Amazons
"...uh, wonderfully directed and near-perfectly cast iconic heroine female empowerment story is so similar in tone and feel to..."

June 2, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Colossal
Toxic masculinity melds with a monster movie
"...surely you realize Vigalondo’s made a snarly, bizarro-world female empowerment film that takes itself and its characters – along..."

April 14, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Their Finest
How to make a propaganda film in World War II England
"...behind-the-scenes movie about the making of movies, and a female-empowerment story about women’s temporary advancement in the commercial workplace..."

April 14, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Moana
Set sail for Disney's gorgeous new adventure
"...sense of the word – tale of youthful female empowerment that dazzles the eye with an oceanic kaleidoscope of..."

Nov. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ghost Team
A group of losers stumble onto paranormal activity
"...shows, and on the other, a tired tale of empowerment, as each character has his or her “moment” to..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Belladonna of Sadness
This transgressive animated film from 1973 Japan has been recently restored. Blending gorgeous, watercolor-infused Japanese landscapes with Western influences like Art Nouveau and Expressionism, the film tells the sexually outré and hallucinogenic story of two lovers in a feudal village.
"...But for all its outré female sexuality/empowerment/critique of materialism tropes that may seem dated, it is..."

May 13, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Felt
In this psychological horror story, an artist uses her craft to fight rape culture
"...dread as it becomes increasingly clear that Amy’s growing self-empowerment is also accompanied by seriously vengeful impulses. Soon, she..."

July 17, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Spy
The Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy comedy onslaught continues with a Bond parody
"...into a full-fledged, ass-kicking, world-saving icon of full-figured female empowerment, with chuckles galore. In that, Spy succeeds with flying..."

June 5, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Frozen
This animated film mines Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales for material, discards the most brutish bits, and applies a heavy Disney top gloss.
"...Lee (who also co-directs with Chris Buck) hooks an empowerment story around two fire-and-ice siblings. Eldest Elsa (voiced by..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Race to Witch Mountain
In this updated remake of the beloved Disney series of family movies, two siblings with supernatural powers seek refuge with a cabbie and a UFO specialist.
"...zero tolerance for boredom and featuring a typical Disney self-empowerment morality, this race is entertaining and patently inoffensive matinee..."

March 20, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The House Bunny
A Playboy bunny who's been ejected from the mansion becomes a sorority house mother.
"...and you’re sure to be popular. While the female empowerment theme is a bit muddled in The House Bunny,..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Teeth
Austin-shot horror pic about a girl who discovers that her naughty bits are bitey.
"...freedom from sex while making castration anxiety and teen-female empowerment fun – or at least weird – again. Weixler..."

Jan. 25, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Secret Things
Violent French erotica about female empowerment is a turbocharged gender bender that's equal parts soft-core porn and overwrought symbolism.
"...Video girl’s come-on are anything but pointless (the female empowerment message here is somewhat undercut by the film’s denouement,..."

April 9, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Josie and the Pussycats
It's far more subversive than the Seventies Hanna-Barbera cartoon on which it's based.
"...the hideously manipulative culture of corporate branding and towards self-empowerment and individuality. Like the T-shirt says: Girls kick ass...."

April 13, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
Fun for kids and grownups.
"...The lessons kids will presumably digest are many -- self-empowerment, the necessity for patient resourcefulness, and how to deal..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Butch Camp
"...(“Bash or be bashed!”). As a message of gay empowerment, this may not be the right tack to take..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Masterminds
"...the new Star Wars prequel) has created a fluffy, teen-empowerment fantasy that manages to remain at least somewhat engaging..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Babe
A pig finds his destiny – and it's not as Christmas dinner.
"...filled with a variety of subtle messages, from self empowerment to the importance of treating others as equals, even..."

Aug. 11, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Panther
"...scripted; both co-produced) depiction of the nascent African-American political party-cum-self-empowerment movement is a stirring -- if readily dramatized --..."

May 5, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tank Girl
A movie that combines Busby Berkeley chorus lines with killer mutant kangaroos and the wildest female action hero this side of La Femme Nikita.
"...seeming nonsense, though, is an admirable feminist message of self-empowerment and rugged individualism -- something even Camille Paglia could..."

March 31, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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