March 16, 2019

Women in Horror Month started as a grassroots movement, with the aim to raise awareness of the underrepresented work of women in horror. The initiative has...

February 26, 2019

Last week, I celebrated Valentine’s in the only way I found fitting – with a screening of Baz Lurhmann’s, exquisite ‘Romeo + Juliet’ (2002). The contemporar...

February 22, 2019

Alabama is adorable and vulnerable. Her southern drawl and delicate energy, is pitted by the stark, potent reality of her environment. Her monologues, which...

August 6, 2018

Celie is in many ways a character fraught which tragedy. A lifetime of abuse and discrimination presents her as a victim of her surroundings as she narrates...

June 19, 2018

With the introduction of new wave and the refreshing social shift, brought about by the baby boomers, intricate female characters with human qualities stepp...

October 21, 2017

Interview with filmmaker, John Katsoulieri regarding his recent creative collaboration with Christopher Chaplin

September 13, 2017

As part of the series which explores influential female film characters, I explore James Mangolds adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's unforgettable memoir wi...

July 25, 2017

As part of the 'Influential Female Characters in Film' series, I take a look at Fritz Lang's German Expressionism films and identify the relevan...

July 15, 2017

As part of the 'Influential Female Characters in Film' series, The Five Dollar Shake takes a look at the refreshing portrayal of women in Tarantino...

July 3, 2017

How did the true-life biopic, 'Boys Don't Cry' (1991) spark controversy and inspire a movement? Exploring as part of the influential female film...

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