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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

REVIEW- Tomb Raider: Roar Uthaug’s video-game reboot is the female-led adventure we’ve been waiting for
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REVIEW- Tomb Raider: Roar Uthaug’s video-game reboot is the female-led adventure we’ve been waiting for

Despite the birth of the beloved franchise occurring before my time, but having played the 2015 game Rise of the Tomb Raider, I grew to love Lara Croft. Switching out the crop top and shorts for a vest and trousers (with pockets!), gave her a new appeal; she was realistic. Realistic for an adventure video … Continue reading

FILM SUBMISSION: ‘Nottingham’ by Ayelen Barrios
Women Film-makers

FILM SUBMISSION: ‘Nottingham’ by Ayelen Barrios

Our ‘Women Film-Makers’ segment wants to try to showcase the work of budding women directors. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be making films as a profession, or submitting them to festivals, you can submit something you made for a school project, or just lil experimental stuff you’ve shot by yourself or with friends. All we need is a … Continue reading

#BFIGirlfriends: Celebrating Female Friendships in Film
Anything and Everything / Women Film-makers

#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

REVIEW- You Were Never Really Here: Ramsay’s gripping and all consuming character study see’s Joaquin Phoenix at a career high
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REVIEW- You Were Never Really Here: Ramsay’s gripping and all consuming character study see’s Joaquin Phoenix at a career high

Based on Jonathan Ames’ 2013 novella of the same name, Lynne Ramsay’s fourth feature, You Were Never Really Here, is a gripping and intense sensory overload. Joaquin Phoenix, on top form, plays Joe, a former soldier who now carries out hitman-like retrieval jobs of missing and runaway kids, providing much more discretion and opportunity for … 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