Articles about Films

Truth, justice, Wonder Woman and wishful thinking

Ellie Wilson explores whether Professor Marston and the Wonder Women takes too many liberties with the truth to represent real progress for polyamory on film

Ellie Wilson // 2 November 2017

Categories: Comics, Films, Reviews

Living in between

M. Lý-Eliot recommends Maysaloun Hamoud’s In Between, the Arab-Israeli director’s controversial first feature about young Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv

M. Ly-Eliot // 26 September 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

How do you measure the distance of reasonable fear?

Ania Ostrowska talks to American documentarian Yance Ford about his powerful debut Strong Island, available on Netflix

Ania Ostrowska // 18 September 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Wonder Woman wouldn’t fight for the IDF

Andrea Marks-Joseph responds to the mainstream feminist movement's reaction to the 2017 Wonder Woman film

Andrea Marks-Joseph // 12 July 2017

Categories: Features, Films, Politics and Current Affairs

Women make documentaries! Sheffield Doc/Fest roundup

Ania Ostrowska is still slightly intoxicated with the abundance and diversity of women-made documentaries at this year’s Sheffield International Documentary Festival

Ania Ostrowska // 1 July 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

No man’s land belongs to women

Becky Kukla enjoys Wonder Woman so much that she cannot wait to see more superhero films directed by women

Becky Kukla // 11 June 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Femininity, sexuality and technicolour magic

Becky Kukla thinks that The Love Witch’s kitsch and technicolour style and insightful view of sexuality, feminism and gender in our world today make the film an instant classic

Becky Kukla // 17 May 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Be careful what you eat

Ngaire Ruth finds a great many old tropes under the fresh blood of Raw, Julia Ducournau’s debut feature

Ngaire Ruth // 24 April 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

The ‘firsts’ are often hidden

Alessia Galatini is impressed with how the intersections of race and gender are explored in Hidden Figures

Alessia Galatini // 10 April 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

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

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