The Closer We Get (Karen Guthrie, 2015): Unflinchingly Honest

Five minutes into The Closer We Get, you’ll feel fairly confident that you know where this story is going. Continue reading “The Closer We Get (Karen Guthrie, 2015): Unflinchingly Honest”

On Watching 2 Seasons of ‘Transparent’ in 5 Days

Last weekend, I spent five hours binge-watching the first season of Transparent. I then spent every waking hour (when I wasn’t out watching The Revenant, more fool me) of this past week watching the second season. My PB for binge-watching has been broken. Two seasons in less than a week. That is going on my CV. Continue reading “On Watching 2 Seasons of ‘Transparent’ in 5 Days”

Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller, 2015): Real Talk

Writer/Director Marielle Heller’s debut feature film Diary of a Teenage Girl will, I hope, be regarded as a significant coming of age film for girls everywhere for a very long time. It also happens to be the first in a long list of 52 films, one a week, by women directors that I watched. I could not have picked a better film to begin with. Continue reading “Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller, 2015): Real Talk”

The Revenant (Alejandro Iñárritu, 2015): ‘Not For Girls’ apparently..

I’ve wanted to see The Revenant ever since alleged film critic Jefferey Wells posted this damning tweet about how it’s not for women.

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The Falling: Being a Teenage Girl Sucks

1. Do you want to watch a film that deals with the inherent emotional and physical issues of being a teenage girl, suppression of emotion, feminism and female friendship whilst simultaneously channeling David Lynch, Nicholas Roeg and Carrie in terms of aesthetic, atmosphere and creepiness. Continue reading “The Falling: Being a Teenage Girl Sucks”

The Female Anti-Hero & White Male Privilege in Marvel’s Jessica Jones

This part-review-part-analysis of Netflix’s new original series Jessica Jones is going to sound very similar to many other reviews out there right now. It’s basically fucking amazing. Continue reading “The Female Anti-Hero & White Male Privilege in Marvel’s Jessica Jones”

#YouCanSeeThemBoth: ‘Sisters’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

This week, I went to the cinema twice. Considering I’ve only been to the cinema four times in the past year (two of those visits were this week), that’s a pretty incredible achievement for me. Continue reading “#YouCanSeeThemBoth: ‘Sisters’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’”

If You’re Not Already Watching, You Should Be: Aziz Ansari’s Master of None

Or, my alternative title for this post: Feminism 101, Immigration, Defying Racism & The Best Relationship Advice You’ll Ever Get: Master of None is Perfection and You Should Be Watching it Right Now Continue reading “If You’re Not Already Watching, You Should Be: Aziz Ansari’s Master of None”

Suffragette: A Bold and Gritty Part of History

I took my Mum to see Sarah Gavron’s new film ‘Suffragette’.  It’s been one of the most anticipated and talked about films of the year… not to mention involved with some of the most infamous controversies (yeah…. those t-shirts). Here’s what I thought about it, over at Film Inquiry.. Continue reading “Suffragette: A Bold and Gritty Part of History”

A Syrian Love Story: The Human Face of a Global Crisis

A Syrian Love Story aims to put names and faces to the problems in Syria, making the film personal and deeply emotional. It succeeds, in every way.

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