SOFIA COPPOLA’S ‘SOMEWHERE’: Beyond Hollywood’s Rainbow
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SOFIA COPPOLA’S ‘SOMEWHERE’: Beyond Hollywood’s Rainbow

Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere echoes Lost in Translation in its exploration of a lonely male movie star who finds redemption through a female figure, but this time the director focuses on an actor whose career is on the rise and his relationship with his 11-year-old daughter. Through its meditative and poetic exploration of the vacant personal … Continue reading

Confronting Privilege and Feminine Constructs in the Gilmore Girls Revival
Feminist Criticism / TV

Confronting Privilege and Feminine Constructs in the Gilmore Girls Revival

The much-anticipated revival of Gilmore Girls was met with various criticisms. Most were directed at the “sudden” unlikeablitiy of the girls themselves, particularly the Ivy League princess Rory. As the Washington Post’s overtly harsh headline put it, the revival confirmed that “Rory Gilmore is a Monster.” But was Rory Gilmore ever meant to be “liked” … Continue reading

THROWBACK REVIEW- Just One of The Guys: On 1980s teen sex comedies, girl power, and brilliant disguises
Reviews / Women Film-makers

THROWBACK REVIEW- Just One of The Guys: On 1980s teen sex comedies, girl power, and brilliant disguises

I’m obsessed with 80s movies, especially the cheesy teen comedies. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Teen Witch, License to Drive, Can’t Buy Me Love…I’ve sat through them all. So I was surprised to learn that Just One of the Guys fell under both my and many others’ radar. In my opinion, it does the girl-disguises-herself-as-a-guy … Continue reading

WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH- Beauties and The Beast: Animalistic Sexuality in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split
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WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH- Beauties and The Beast: Animalistic Sexuality in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split

*Despite not being directed by a woman, Split is being featured for WiHM to explore its women characters* *CONTAINS SPOILERS* M. Night Shylaman’s recent comeback Split presents an intriguing spin on The Little Red Riding Hood folktale with its themes of the loss of innocence, animalistic sexuality, and the consumption of flesh as food. In … Continue reading

UNDERRATED WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES WEEK: Winona Ryder in Little Women
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UNDERRATED WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES WEEK: Winona Ryder in Little Women

Little Women is renowned feminist literature classic that has seen various film incarnations over the years. But it is the 1994 Gillian Armstrong version that holds, in my opinion, the strongest performances. At the center of the famous group of sisters lies Jo March, played by Winona Ryder. Winona Ryder had quite big shoes to … Continue reading