Articles about Films

Jurassic_World_cropJurassic World and the man-o-sphere

Tony Mckenna offers a snappy take on Jurassic World’s crude reinforcement of the 'natural' order among dinosaurs as well as humans

Tony Mckenna // 22 July 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

My name is hmmmThis film is hmmm…

Holly Millar sees potential in the story at the heart of agnès b.’s debut feature but is disappointed with how it was executed

Holly Millar // 29 June 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Electricity-FeaturedElectrifying quest

Kat Wootton praises Electricity for its original take on a classic quest narrative and clever stylistic solutions

Katherine Wootton // 10 June 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Origins_logo_croppedOrigins: Festival of First Nations (London, 9-24 June)

Sophie Mayer previews the film programme of Origins: Festival of First Nations that celebrates female filmmakers from across the globe, telling the stories of Indigenous women

Sophie Mayer // 2 June 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Seret-logo-2015-croppedSERET 2015 Festival preview: Self Made

Agata Ostrowska enjoys the eeriness of Shira Geffen's new film, to be screened during the upcoming London Israeli Film and Television Festival (11-21 June)

Agata Ostrowska // 30 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

A_GIRL_WALKS_HOME_ALONE_AT_NIGHT_1When a vampire wears a chador

Corrina Antrobus relishes Ana Lily Amirpour's self-described "Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western" A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Corrina Antrobus // 18 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Force_Majeure_perfect_familyIt was beyond his control

Lily Kendall hails Swedish director Ruben Östlund's latest film that regards its struggling male protagonists with sympathy but doesn't quite let them off the hook

Lily Kendall // 11 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Girlhood_diamondsGirlhood: just add a glimmer of hope

Huma Munshi is happy to see four black Parisian girls in a film devoted entirely to their experiences but would like to see them flourishing, not just struggling to get by

Huma Munshi // 8 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

PHOENIX-JohnnyRonald_Zehrfeld-NellyNina_Hoss_Foto_Christian_Schulz_cSchramm_FilmHow to play oneself

Corrina Antrobus is touched by Christian Petzold's Phoenix, an extraordinary story of postwar loss and rehabilitation

Corrina Antrobus // 6 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

FALLING_THE_Maisie_FlorenceGirls, falling

Sophie Blaney-Parslow remains under the spell of The Falling, debut film feature by British director Carol Morley

Sophie Blaney-Parslow // 3 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

CINDERELLA_PAYOFF_UNITEDKINGDOMBranagh’s Cinderella: two steps back in glass slippers

Corrina Antrobus hails fabulous performances in new live-action Cinderella but is not quite convinced by Branagh's 'modernisation' of the fairy tale

Corrina Antrobus // 23 April 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

DEAR_WHITE_PEOPLE_still_2Dear White People or what happens when we pin all our hopes to one film

Grace Barber-Plentie enjoys Dear White People but only up to a point

Grace Barber-Plentie // 13 April 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

5007841Girls and the city

Ania Ostrowska recommends The Group, a cinematic grandmother of Sex and the City and its cousins

Ania Ostrowska // 6 April 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Who-Is-Afraid-of-Vagina-Wolf_posterDon’t be afraid of Vagina Wolf

Agata Ostrowska is impressed with Anna Margarita Albelo's debut feature about creative adventures of "Bridget Jones' older lesbian sister"

Agata Ostrowska // 12 January 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Gomperts-in-ValenciaReproductive choice on waves

Liz Smith praises Diana Whitten's Vessel, a documentary about Dutch pro-choice activists that reminds women not to take their reproductive rights for granted

Liz Smith // 6 December 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

Amy_deskGone Girl: condemned or hailed?

David Fincher's Gone Girl, adapted from the novel by Gillian Flynn, has been simultaneously condemned as a misogynistic portrayal of women and hailed as the birthplace of a feminist icon. Lily Kendall investigates: does it deserve either of these accolades?

Lily Kendall // 11 November 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

Unearthed_fireUnearthing the horrific

Marta Owczarek hails Jolynn Minnaar's documentary on the impact of shale gas fracking on local communities despite the film's stylistic shortcomings

Marta Owczarek // 27 October 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

FALLING_THE_3Girlhoods, Margaritas and Björk: watching women at the London Film Festival

With a record-breaking number of female directors represented at this year's festival, Sophie Mayer offers a feministly subjective 'What to see' guide

Sophie Mayer // 10 October 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

Boyhood_MainBoyhood’s girlhood

Reviewing Richard Linklater's unique study of growing up, Sophie Mayer applauds the girlhoods that frame Mason's boyhood

Sophie Mayer // 22 September 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

Love-Hotel-girlBackstage of life: Japan’s love hotels

CN Lester praises Love Hotel, a documentary by Phil Cox and Hikaru Toda that beautifully explores the Japanese phenomenon without exploiting its protagonists

CN Lester // 15 September 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

Photographs saved from oblivion

Keeping her reservations, Hayley Ellis Jones is thankful to John Maloof for finding and publicising the body of work of a secretive Chicago nanny

Hayley Ellis Jones // 7 September 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

jenny_gigA choice not that obvious

Sophie Mayer hails Gillian Robespierre's Obvious Child for depicting abortion as a reasonable choice for those who have it

Sophie Mayer // 29 August 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

Florencia Bado as Lilith (LOW RES)Horror in paradise

Sophie Mayer looks at Lucia Puenzo's Wakolda, film narrating the Patagonian epilogue to extremely dark period in European history

Sophie Mayer // 7 August 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

Sheff_bagSheffield Doc/Fest 2014: a secret thread of feminist elders revealed

Sophie Mayer recommends documentaries to watch out for, hand-picked from this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest line-up

Sophie Mayer // 22 July 2014

Categories: Events, Films, Reviews

Johansson_lightsSexiness only skin deep

Under the Skin's alien hero/ine makes Liz Barker-Woods rethink how we make sense of our identities and the world around us

Liz Barker-Woods // 17 June 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

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