Articles about 'films'

UnderWire festival at The Yard Theatre: 19-23 November

Fourth edition of UnderWire film festival kicks off on Tuesday 19 November at the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, East London. You are invited to join the organisers for a...

Ania Ostrowska // 15 November 2013

Categories: Blog

London Feminist Film Festival returns!

This is call for submissions from the team behind the London Feminist Film Festival that premiered last December, becoming a big success. Ania blogged about last year’s edition and interviewed...

Guest Blogger // 13 May 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Bad weather

Banishanta is a tiny island in the Bay of Bengal, some 300 feet long and 30 feet wide. The island is sinking due to tropical storms and a rising sea...

Ania Ostrowska // 12 May 2013

Categories: Blog

On UFO and Chinese women

M. Lý-Eliot praises independent Chinese director Xiaolu Guo's latest offering

M. Ly-Eliot // 17 March 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

Wildness comes to the Silver Platter

With her neck still hurting from trying to read the subtitles over people's heads, Jess McCabe hails director Wu Tsang's sensitive portrait of one Los Angeles bar

Jess McCabe // 24 February 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

Towards perfection

Impressed with director Christine Beck's dedication to her first feature, Katherine Wootton praises the story of two women caught up in a quest for bodily perfection

Katherine Wootton // 23 February 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Lore

Some children grow up faster than others. This happens often in the war zones, with parents killed or missing and children left to stand up for themselves or turned into...

Ania Ostrowska // 20 February 2013

Categories: Blog

In her parents’ shadow

Ania Ostrowska reviews Lore by Cate Shortland, an accelerated coming of age story set amid the chaotic twilight of Second World War

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Categories: Films, Reviews

As lesbian space alien as it gets

Selina Robertson reviews New Yorker Madeleine Olnek's debut feature and chats to the director about sci-fi B-movies from the 1950s and the advantages of video over film

Selina Robertson // 21 December 2012

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

New review: Hit So Hard: the life and near-death story of Patty Schemel

Hit So Hard: the life and near-death story of Patty Schemel is a 2011 documentary by P. David Ebersole that tells a story of Hole, one of the most exciting...

Ania Ostrowska // 4 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Hole story of Schemel not Love

Cazz Blase enjoys the documentary about Hole's drummer Patty Schemel that puts one of the most exciting bands of the 1990s firmly on the rock'n'roll map without losing intimate touch

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Films, Music, Reviews

New review and COMPETITION: Lawrence of Arabia

Among other things, December 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the theatrical release of David’s Lean Lawrence of Arabia, a Hollywood epic that unfolds over almost four hours and is...

Ania Ostrowska // 28 November 2012

Categories: Blog

First ever London Feminist Film Festival opens in Hackney on Thursday

With many screenings sold out already, a vibrant website featuring interviews with filmmakers and a four day programme packed full of films from around the world, the first ever London...

Ania Ostrowska // 27 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Underwire Film Festival: celebrating shorts by women. At the Ritzy until Saturday!

UnderWire festival opened last night for the third time. It was launched in 2010 by Gabriella Apicella and Gemma Mitchell who believed that women working in the UK film industry...

Ania Ostrowska // 21 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Welcome to the world?

Chrissy D reviews a documentary about the impact of poverty on childbirth around the globe, presented by DocHouse as part of Why Poverty? series, and calls for maternal health to be taken more seriously everywhere

Chrissy // 17 November 2012

Categories: Films, Reviews

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

It’s a man’s man’s man’s world… The cinema of Christopher Nolan

Anna Kessler takes a sobering look at Chris Nolan's body of work lamenting his heroines' lack of sophistication and their predominantly mirror function for the male characters

Anna Kessler //

Categories: Films, Reviews

New double review: Bumming in Beijing and Oxhide II

For two weeks in September 2012 The Screen @ RADA and Birkbeck Cinema hosted the first ever London Chinese Independent Film Festival. The festival programme featured nine independent films and...

Ania Ostrowska // 16 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 //

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

Club Des Femmes presents Two Lives @ Scala Beyond

In this guest post Selina Robertson, one half of queer feminist film club Club Des Femmes, introduces the screening taking place this Friday as part of Scala Beyond season. Selina’s...

Guest Blogger // 25 September 2012

Categories: Blog

How to wear a photograph

Elaine Castillo celebrates Sebastián Moreno's City of Photographers, a documentary that puts ethics and empathy back into photography

Elaine Castillo // 21 September 2012

Categories: Films, Reviews

DocHouse RESISTENCIA: Focus on Latin America minifest (plus new review)

DocHouse is a year-round festival of weekly showcase documentary screenings in UK cinemas, bringing its audiences the best of international and UK documentary as well as masterclasses and education partnerships....

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

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