Broadchurch Series 3: A Lesson in Rape Culture

One of my colleagues was recently discussing Series 3 of Broadchurch, and they mentioned that they disliked the way that each suspect turned out to be a red herring. It’s true that, since it’s creation, Broadchurch has been masterful at leading us down the garden path only to find the end has been walled up […]

Dana Scully: Femininity, Otherness and The Ultimate X-File

Originally posted at Bitch Flicks as part of their Women in Science theme week! Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) is my ultimate icon. She’s intelligent, cool-headed, and super sassy. She also has the best job in the world which usually involves traipsing miserably after her alien-obsessed FBI partner Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) in a bid to […]

‘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 […]

Moving Away From the Anti-Hero: What It Means to be a Man in ‘Better Call Saul’

Cross posted at Bitch Flicks as part of Masculinity Theme week I think I should start by saying that I’m not a huge fan of Breaking Bad. In a discussion about Better Call Saul, this question always seems to crop up and I have to be honest–I found the series tedious and repetitive.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour,2014): An Absolute Feminist Masterpiece

Any film that is categorized as a ‘feminist-Iranian-vampire-Western’ is definitely worth a watch. I’m not sure if you can accurately slot A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night into any of these genres, but it sure as hell uses each of them to create a completely unique experience.

It’s a Girls World: Why ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is Still Relevant.

A small deviation from my usual screen reviews, as The Handmaids Tale is actually a book. I’ve been told only bad things about the film adaptation, but I felt there was a great deal that needed to be discussed. Who knows, maybe book reviews will become a semi-regular occurrence on Femphile!