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Girls on Film: Witty Life Lessons from Alicia Malone

    I got TCM as my go-to station. My PVR is working overtime recording each week movies that matter. I value all the host’s information about the movies that are about to show. Alicia Malone is a welcome addition to the station. Her keen movie sense brings a unique spin each week to movies we cherish. I am very excited to know she just released, Girls on Film: Witty Life Lessons from Alicia Malone from Mango Publishing. I am a fan of the hosts on TCM, nice to see Alicia share a bit more about herself through the movies she watches. Life imitates art some will say, Alicia, is just as glamourous as the film’s actresses that she showcases each week. She is a jewel in the TCM family. This is one book you will not want to miss.

    #1 New Release in Criticism & Essays, Movie Reference, and Video Reference

    With humor and honesty, Girls on Film looks at the good, the bad, and the unfairly written women in film. This collection celebrates the power of cinema, media, culture and the faces of girls on film.

    Insiders from a Nerdy Film Lover. Weaving together life lessons with movie history, film reporter Alicia Malone celebrates the power of cinema and the women who shone brightly on the big screen, while also critiquing hidden messages in films. Alicia connects film analysis with her own journey of self-discovery—from growing up as a nerdy film lover in Australia to finding her voice as a woman on television.

    Each Movie has a Hidden Message. What messages and life lessons have been taken from these movies of the past—positive, negative, or sometimes, both? Alicia Malone highlights many films, some with life-changing moments and others with a tribute to feminist authors and messages.

    In this modern approach to film reviews and women, you’ll find essays on:

    • Hidden messaging and life lessons in films
    • The journey of women’s history in film
    • Breakdowns on movie stereotypes like the femme fatale

    Women nonfiction lovers who enjoyed Where the Girls Are, or feminist books like Extraordinary Women In HistoryWhen Women Invented Television, or Renegade Women in Film and TV, will love Girls on Film.

    Alicia Malone is a film reporter, host, writer, and self-confessed movie geek. She first gained notice hosting movie-centric shows and reviewing films in her native Australia, before making the leap to Los Angeles in 2011.

    Since then, Alicia has appeared on CNN, The Today Show, MSNBC, NPR and many more, talking about movies. Currently, she is a Fandango Correspondent, and the creator and host of their weekly show, Indie Movie Guide. Alicia is also a host on FilmStruck, a cinephile subscription streaming service run by the Criterion Collection and Turner Classic Movies.

    Alicia is passionate about classic films, independent movies and supporting women in film. In 2015, Alicia gave a TEDx talk about the lack of women working in film and why this is important to change. In 2017, she was invited to give a second TEDx talk, where she spoke about the hidden stories of the earliest women working in Hollywood. Alicia has also spoken at conferences around America, and because of this, was named one of the 100 Worthy Women of 2016.

    Alicia has traveled the world to cover the BAFTAs, the Oscars, the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and SXSW. She is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and over the years has interviewed hundreds of movie stars and filmmakers.

    Tony M.