Articles about Films

Savour the detail

Sarah Wishart could have watched the characters in Kelly Reichardt's latest film Certain Women all night long

Sarah Wishart // 21 March 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Navigating girlhood

Sarah Wishart is impressed by the hypnotic performance of a girl on the cusp of teenagehood in The Fits

Sarah Wishart // 17 March 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews, Uncategorized

The power of a loving couple

Emily Chudy reviews touching civil-rights drama Loving, exploring the lessons that still need to be learnt from one marriage that changed the course of history

Emily Chudy // 8 March 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews, Uncategorized

Being Jackie

Ngaire Ruth is mesmerised by Natalie Portman’s performance as Jackie Kennedy in Noah Oppenheim and Pablo Larraín’s retelling of four days in the life of the iconic First Lady

Ngaire Ruth // 16 February 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

The power of the cameraperson

Sophie Mayer recommends Kirsten Johnson’s extraordinary visual memoir Cameraperson as a film to hold on to in the current political climate

Sophie Mayer // 18 January 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Don’t wake me up before you go-go

Sarah Wishart is not impressed with the toxic masculinity storyline of yet another space film, Morten Tyldum’s Passengers

Sarah Wishart // 11 January 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Talking to aliens

The female professor in Denis Villeneuve’s film about the arrival of aliens makes Alexandra Orlando hopeful for the future

Alexandra Orlando // 24 December 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

Rogue One: Jyn Erso’s Star Wars herstory

Ngaire Ruth is thrilled about the latest Star Wars instalment, and especially about Jyn Erso, the woman at its heart

Ngaire Ruth // 21 December 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

On the road with Star and her mag crew

Laura James revels in the meandering story of a group of young misfits in Andrea Arnold’s American Honey

Laura James // 16 November 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

The New Man: becoming a father

Amy Hardcastle praises The New Man, a documentary which doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects which are still taboo in our society

Amy Hardcastle // 9 November 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

Growing Up Married: the stories of Turkish child brides

Miriam Kent reviews Eylem Atakav’s documentary and quotes some of the director’s insights from the September premiere of the film

Miriam Kent // 17 October 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

Lifting the veil on the violent woman

To move towards equality, the feminist movement needs to make space for the character of the violent woman, no matter how unlikeable she is, argues Charlotte Barnes

Charlotte Barnes // 6 October 2016

Categories: Books, Features, Films

Tallulah: all about mothers

Caitlin Warren praises Tallulah as a poignant exploration of femininity and motherhood through complex characters

Caitlin Warren // 4 October 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

Romcom endgame, Bridget Jones style

EJ Stedman sends you to see the latest installment of the Bridget Jones saga

EJ Stedman // 20 September 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

Misogynist squad

Daniel Dyson feels that, even by action film standards, women characters in Suicide Squad are seriously short-changed

Daniel Dyson // 2 September 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

The Diary of a Teenage Girl: who’s afraid of teenage girls who defy stereotypes?

Mercedes McGrath praises The Diary of a Teenage Girl and argues the film shouldn’t have been given an 18 certificate as its target audience is younger

Mercedes McGrath // 3 August 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

From Serena Williams to Sonita Alizadeh: women in docs at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016

Ania Ostrowska looks at women on screen and behind the camera at the recent Sheffield Doc/Fest, the UK’s biggest documentary festival

Ania Ostrowska // 8 July 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

The log in your own eye

Nick Beard praises Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight for putting the notorious case of child sexual abuse by the Boston clergy into a wider context of community’s complicity

Nick Beard // 14 February 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

Vivien Leigh as you never knew her

Beccy Roberts reviews new exhibition that allows Vivien Leigh to emerge from Laurence Olivier’s shadow as an accomplished actress in her own right

Beccy Roberts // 11 December 2015

Categories: Art, Films, Reviews

All shiny surfaces, no feeling

Selina Robertson appreciates the sophisticated beauty of Todd Haynes’ Carol but blames it for draining the film’s affective energy

Selina Robertson // 13 November 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

A reluctant suffragette

Sophie Mayer gives Suffragette all the kudos it deserves but highlights some threads of historical and political importance the film chooses to omit

Sophie Mayer // 25 October 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Girls next door who do porn

Rashida Jones’ documentary Hot Girls Wanted might not be the hard-hitting exposé of the porn industry you were expecting – but perhaps it’s not meant to be, writes Lusana Taylor

Lusana Taylor // 10 October 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

On love and abandonment: The Second Mother

Huma Munshi is touched by The Second Mother, Brazilian director Anna Muylaert’s film about a domestic worker that questions rigid social hierarchies as well as obvious familial arrangements

Huma Munshi // 1 September 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Thank fuck, it’s Tuesday

Praising Sophie Hyde's debut feature, Sophie Mayer asserts you will never look at a Tuesday in quite the same way

Sophie Mayer // 4 August 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

What about Mrs Munro?

Victoria O’Neill traces the thread of exclusion of women from all fun activities, investigative and beyond, in otherwise brilliant Mr Holmes

Victoria O'Neill // 30 July 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

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