Articles about 'film'

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

Why we’re Raising Films

Sophie Mayer introduces Raising Films, a campaign aiming to bring diversity and sustainability into the film industry by organising parents and carers

Sophie Mayer // 25 August 2015

Categories: Blog

London Feminist Film Festival: 20-23 August

Sophie Mayer previews the London Feminist Film Festival, back this year for its third edition 20-23 August

Sophie Mayer // 11 August 2015

Categories: Blog

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

“If you’ve written good characters, I think that their colour drops away”: interview with Gina Prince-Bythewood

Grace Barber-Plentie talks to Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of Beyond the Lights, about feminism, “black films” and the importance of a good soundtrack

Grace Barber-Plentie // 31 July 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

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

Jurassic 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

This 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

Electrifying 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: 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 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

When 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

It 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: 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

How 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

Girls, 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

Branagh’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 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

Girls 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

Hip Hop Hijabis: new documentary about two unlikely Emcees

Two years ago documentary filmmaker Mette Reitzel blogged for us about the fascinating project she was working on at the time, inviting The F-Word readers to contribute to the film’s...

Ania Ostrowska // 5 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Little women, big stories: Bechdel Test Fest’s March strand

March just keeps on giving and I would like to make an addition to my previous feminist films post. It’s been 30 years since Alison Bechdel came up with ‘The...

Ania Ostrowska // 4 March 2015

Categories: Blog

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

UnSlut project: help finance Slut: A Documentary Film’s post production

This is a guest post by Emily Lindin, co-director of Slut: A Documentary Film After hearing about the death of Rehtaeh Parsons in 2013, I started The UnSlut Project by...

Guest Blogger // 3 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Don’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

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

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