Articles about 'film'

Q&A with Ken Wardrop

Katherine Wootton speaks with Ken Wardrop, the director of the creative documentary His & Hers. Read her review of the film here. What is the film about for you? Essentially...

Guest Blogger // 16 March 2011

Categories: Blog

His & Hers

Interviews with 70 women tell the life story of white, Irish, heterosexual women, through their relationships with men. Katherine Wootton has more

Katherine Wootton // 3 March 2011

Categories: Films

Trailer, programme out for Birds Eye View 2011

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Birds Eye View film festival, and they’ve put together a trailer (above). Particular highlights this year look to include the segment on...

Jess McCabe // 19 February 2011

Categories: Blog

New review – Forget the Dude: this is a woman’s story

In an age when girl avengers are preferred to adults, 14-year-old Mattie Ross evolves admirably from ferocious teen to formidable woman, says Taraneh Ghajar Jerven. But why bother creating a...

Jess McCabe // 11 February 2011

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Girls on Film does Star Trek

Girls on Film takes scenes between men in mainstream movies, and redoes them with female actors playing the parts. Here they take on a scene from the recent Star Trek...

Jess McCabe // 2 February 2011

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Burlesque: stripped of authenticity?

Director Steven Antin's attempts to differentiate between wholesome teasing and tawdry stripping have provoked objections from the neo-burlesque community. At stake: the definition of the art, the answer to the empowerment v. misogyny debate and whether or not anyone should see the film, says Taraneh Ghajar Jerven

Taraneh Ghajar Jerven // 6 January 2011

Categories: Films

New review – Burlesque: stripped of authenticity?

Director Steven Antin’s attempts to differentiate between wholesome teasing and tawdry stripping have provoked objections from the neo-burlesque community. At stake: the definition of the art, the answer to the...

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New review: Villa Amalia

Composer Ann Hidden discovers her partner cheating on her – uproots her life and moves to Italy. Villa Amalia is refreshingly free of homilies and simple explanations, but Gloria Dawson...

Jess McCabe // 2 December 2010

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Villa Amalia

Composer Ann Hidden discovers her partner cheating on her - uproots her life and moves to Italy. Villa Amalia is refreshingly free of homilies and simple explanations, but Gloria Dawson finds it too enigmatic

Gloria Dawson // 1 December 2010

Categories: Films

New review – Eat Pray Love: consumerism is not empowerment

By selling her travel experience as a path to wellness, Elizabeth Gilbert’s trip becomes part of the predatory self-help industry, marketed specifically toward women, argues Taraneh Ghajar Jerven Eat Pray...

Jess McCabe // 5 November 2010

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Michelle Rodriguez on why her characters keep getting killed off

Actor Michelle Rodriguez has some theories on why she keeps getting cast in roles which see her killed off. Asked about this at a comics convention, she said: Because I...

Jess McCabe // 23 July 2010

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Future Sex panel at BFI in London

UPDATE: I forgot to link up the event page on the BFI website, here it is for those interested in purchasing tickets. I’m so annoyed I can’t make this one:...

Jess McCabe // 14 June 2010

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New review: Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

A film which flirts with issues such as body image, but models a disappointingly passive approach to relationships for teenage girls and reinforces stereotypes, argues Carina Schneider Why of all...

Jess McCabe // 8 June 2010

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Agnès Varda retrospective, course on history of French women filmmakers

The British Film Institute is putting on a retrospective of films by French director Agnès Varda. Also there’s a short course Varda and her Sisters, about women filmmakers in France:...

Jess McCabe // 9 May 2010

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Sounds and Silents

See classic silent films accompanied with “contemporary and experimental” live music at the latest Birds Eye View programme in London, Sounds and Silents. There’s also a chance to attend a...

Jess McCabe // 30 April 2010

Categories: Blog

The Tricycle puts on mammoth Women, Power & Politics season

Whatever the outcome of this election, the percentage of women MPs is likely to merely inch upwards, according to the Centre for Women and Democracy. The topical Tricycle in London...

Jess McCabe // 21 April 2010

Categories: Blog

Erotic Film With Feminist Aims Wins Award Despite Ban

The film Matinée, directed by Jennifer Lyon Bell, has been given the “Best Short Film” prize by an official jury at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2009. The August 26...

Holly Combe // 2 September 2009

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