The Dancer Behind Annhilation’s Epic Ending
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The Dancer Behind Annhilation’s Epic Ending

In the final scene of Annihilation, Natalie Portman’s biologist character Lena enters a mysterious lighthouse. She plunges into the dark cavern to find her expedition leader having an Invasion of the Body Snatchers moment before she explodes into a series of floating lights that transforms into a technicolor floating orb that looks like the eye … Continue reading

She’s Gotta Have It: How the present becomes Nola Darling
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She’s Gotta Have It: How the present becomes Nola Darling

The moment my friend and I finished binge-watching She’s Gotta Have It, we resolved to do our best to emulate Nola Darling. Her poise and creativity drew us in within the first ten minutes of the first episode; her confidence and steadfast self-intuity inspired us through every episode after. A character who represents so many … Continue reading

#BFIGirlfriends: Celebrating Female Friendships in Film
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#BFIGirlfriends: Celebrating Female Friendships in Film

I was fortunate enough to have been invited to London’s BFI on Southbank this week to attend a screening and a tasting of their new menu, curated by London Calling and the BFI. The screening was a part of their current ‘Girlfriend’s’ season which celebrates trailblazing women filmmakers and some of the best portrayals of … Continue reading

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2018: Unlikely Women Heroes in Film
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2018: Unlikely Women Heroes in Film

Artwork by Chloe Leeson To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, seven of our Queens have chosen their favourite unlikely women heroes in film. MINNIE GOETZ- The Diary of a Teenage Girl 1970’s San Francisco; Minnie Goetz, fifteen, embarks on her first sexual relationship, with her mother’s boyfriend Monroe, thirty-five. Typical coming-of-age ensues. Marielle Heller’s directorial … Continue reading

Masculinity and Male Friendships in Edgar Wright’s ‘Cornetto Trilogy’
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Masculinity and Male Friendships in Edgar Wright’s ‘Cornetto Trilogy’

Go out and grab the nearest male with any affinity for filmmaking and quiz him on his favourite directors. Go out- do it. I feel secure in guaranteeing that amongst the ‘Tarantinos’ and the ‘Finchers’ one name that shall continuously arise is that of Edgar Wright, English director, producer, screenwriter, national treasure. He is perhaps … Continue reading