Articles about 'film review'

Dear 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

Desiree Akhavan: it matters which stories we tell

Desiree Akhavan talks to Sophie Mayer about studying with Ira Sachs, getting real about onscreen sex and why we need more selfish female protagonists

Sophie Mayer // 28 February 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

New review: Vessel by Liz Smith

Director/producer Diana Whitten and her team introduce their documentary Vessel thus: “Vessel begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea. Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by...

Ania Ostrowska // 6 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Girlhoods, 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

New review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, released in the UK in January, is based on a memoir by Jordan Belfort, notorious broker who started from dealing oft-ridiculed penny stocks...

Ania Ostrowska // 16 March 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Her

As Spike Jonze’s last offering Her wins The Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars and the critics generally love it (with 94% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes), The F-Word’s new...

Ania Ostrowska // 10 March 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Sandcastle

Marta Owczarek, who has been contributing to our music reviews section recently, watched Sandcastle during recent London International Film Festival and reviews it for The F-Word. Marta also got to...

Ania Ostrowska // 3 December 2013

Categories: Blog

New Review: Les Invisibles

Representing older people’s sexuality on-screen is not an easy task and is rarely done in a respectful manner (on representation of older women in cinema, I recommend an excellent essay...

Ania Ostrowska // 17 October 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Hannah Arendt

As I was watching Hannah Arendt, the most recent film by established German director Margarethe von Trotta (Rosenstrasse, Rosa Luxemburg), I was wondering how (if at all) it is relevant...

Ania Ostrowska // 7 October 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Eden

Eden, a recent film by Megan Griffiths , explores internal sex trafficking in the US. It is based on the true story of Chong Kim – a Korean American who...

Ania Ostrowska // 12 August 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Wadjda

Haifaa al-Mansour comes from a small Saudi town where she grew up, alongside her 11 siblings, in a progressive family of the poet Abdul Rahman Mansour. In her first short...

Ania Ostrowska // 16 July 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing

Katherine Wootton reviews for us Much Ado About Nothing, Joss Whedon’s recent take on Shakespeare’s classic. The creator of iconic Buffy the Vampire Slayer scores high among feminist film and...

Ania Ostrowska // 4 July 2013

Categories: Blog

A pussy is a riot

Ania Ostrowska is inspired by the women of Pussy Riot as shown in a new documentary, but wonders whether the focus should have been broader

Ania Ostrowska // 2 July 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

By water or by men

Chrissy D finds herself in the grip of the enigma of a documentary about the Bangladeshi "brothel island"

Chrissy // 12 May 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

When spring break is over

Sarah Crawford suggests we look beyond the guns and bikinis of four eye-candy protagonists of Harmony Korine's new film

Sarah Crawford // 30 April 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

How far is one mile

Sophie Mayer interviews Penny Woolcock about making her last film that documents attempts at truce by members of two warring Birmingham postcode gangs

Sophie Mayer // 4 April 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

This gayby is just for laughs

Megan Stodel laughs out loud at this film about an unconventional parenting arrangement but misses a more serious engagement with the subject

Megan Stodel // 10 March 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Perfection

Californian filmmaker Christina Beck wrote, directed and starred in her independently produced film Perfection that tells the story of Kristabelle (Beck herself), a retiring and timid woman living with her...

Ania Ostrowska // 23 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Stories from the sea and beyond

Sophie Mayer delights in archival documentary about British seaside, masterfully put together by director Penny Woolcock

Sophie Mayer // 13 February 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: The Weight

You probably know, whether you like it or not, what ‘Gangnam Style’ is. A K-Pop (Korean Pop) single, released by South Korean musician PSY in July 2012, has been mentioned...

Ania Ostrowska // 12 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Compliant with abuse

Having resisted an urge to walk out of the screening of Compliance, Charlotte Rowland denounces the film as nothing more than misogynist torture-porn that should be stripped off its aura of "edginess" once and for all

Charlotte Rowland // 9 November 2012

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: The cinema of Christopher Nolan

About a year ago a post from Social Justice League blog went viral (and gets new comments until today!). It is titled ‘How to be a fan of problematic things’...

Ania Ostrowska // 24 October 2012

Categories: Blog

“I’d rather sell my c*nt than my paintings”

Having caught two independent documentaries at the first ever London Chinese Independent Film Festival, M. Lý-Eliot considers women artists' position in China 20 years ago and today

M. Ly-Eliot // 16 October 2012

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Sally Potter’s Ginger and Rosa

The 56th BFI London Film Festival opens today, featuring more than 200 feature films as well as many documentaries, shorts, talks and masterclasses over 12 days. One of the films...

Ania Ostrowska // 10 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Louder than missiles

Developing in the shadow of crises both international and intimate, Sally Potter's Ginger and Rosa is a touching coming-of-age story marked by a fiery presence of a young woman in its centre, says Sophie Mayer

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Films, Reviews

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