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”

Catherine Breillat’s Female Gaze in ‘Abuse of Weakness’

Cross posted at Bitch Flicks as part of The Female Gaze theme week

The name Catherine Breillat is almost synonymous with the concept of the female gaze. Continue reading “Catherine Breillat’s Female Gaze in ‘Abuse of Weakness’”

Hot Girls Wanted (Jill Bauer & Ronna Gradus, 2015): Interesting, but Nothing New

There is one message ‘Hot Girls Wanted’ is trying to push and it is this; Porn can be exploitative. It’s surprising, in the age of the ever-growing internet, that we need to be reminded of this but I suppose there must be at least one person who is unaware of how manipulative and exploitative the porn industry can be. Continue reading “Hot Girls Wanted (Jill Bauer & Ronna Gradus, 2015): Interesting, but Nothing New”

‘Ex Machina’: Do Fembots Dream of Electric Sheep

Cinema is obsessed with the idea of AI. The idea of a being which is almost human, but not quite, has been explored in films countless times. Maybe it’s a comment on how well the image of AI translates from script to screen, or maybe it’s to do with humanity’s obsession with playing God. There is a tendency to rely on philosophical questioning and doubts about the validity of the human experience. How are we different to machines?  Continue reading “‘Ex Machina’: Do Fembots Dream of Electric Sheep”

Game of Thrones: Fixating on the Rape Narrative

*TW: Extended discussion of rape within the ‘Game of Thrones’ universe*

 

In my first year at university, my lecturer decided to screen the 1971 film Straw Dogs as part of a module on violence in cinema. Continue reading “Game of Thrones: Fixating on the Rape Narrative”