Thelma and Louise: 25 Years Later

I am about to make a very embarrassing confession. Well, two actually. The first is that before this week, I had never watched Thelma and Louise before. Continue reading “Thelma and Louise: 25 Years Later”

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 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”

Shameful Sexuality in ‘Under The Skin’

I definitely should have seen this film before last week. I bought it (on a DVD no less!) over a month ago, and finally sat down to watch it last week. First things first, ‘Under The Skin’ (Jonathan Glazer, 2014) is proof that the U.K. film industry has not breathed its last breath. Continue reading “Shameful Sexuality in ‘Under The Skin’”

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”

Happy Valley: A Response to the Female Victim

Fortunately, in the U.K. we have never had to yearn after strong female characters in our prime time  television dramas. I remember being only ten or eleven years old and watching the formidable Helen Mirren in reruns of the 1991 crime drama Prime Suspect. Despite facing criticisms and sexism in the workplace, she made solving crimes look effortless.

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