REVIEW- Requiem, Episode 1: BBC Supernatural thriller strikes perfect balance between bumps in the night and brutal realism
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REVIEW- Requiem, Episode 1: BBC Supernatural thriller strikes perfect balance between bumps in the night and brutal realism

If there is one thing that TV is not short of, it’s ‘missing child mysteries’ and shows about suspicious rural towns; Dark, Stranger Things, Top of the Lake, The Returned, the list goes on. So what can BBC’s new supernatural thriller Requiem offer us on top of that? Judging by its gripping first episode, a … Continue reading

REVIEW- Lady Bird: On ambition, mother-daughter relationships and wanting more
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REVIEW- Lady Bird: On ambition, mother-daughter relationships and wanting more

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig’s first go behind the camera follows our protagonist Christine, who prefers to go by the film’s title (“Is that your given name?” / “Yes. It’s a name given to me by me”). She is set to graduate from her surprisingly progressive Catholic high school and is desperate to escape the small-town … Continue reading

How Andrea Arnold tackles poverty in ‘American Honey’
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How Andrea Arnold tackles poverty in ‘American Honey’

Poverty in America is a polarising subject. It is open to much debate, it plays a key role in U.S politics, and it is rarely portrayed effectively in cinema. There are films that focus on the lives of blue-collar workers in the United States, I, personally, would cite ‘The Deer Hunter’ as the finest example … Continue reading

#DirectedByWomen REVIEW- The Falling: On female dynamics and the strange ways of adolescence
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#DirectedByWomen REVIEW- The Falling: On female dynamics and the strange ways of adolescence

CONTAINS SPOILERS Mass hysteria – or otherwise known as psychogenic illness, has been around since the medieval times. It is most common in closed, womens communities, and to this day, psychologists haven’t figured out the reason to why it occurs in the first place. It often led to yet another reason to oppress women, and … Continue reading

#DirectedByWomen FILM SUBMISSION: ‘Love, New York’ by Dionna McMillian
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#DirectedByWomen FILM SUBMISSION: ‘Love, New York’ by Dionna McMillian

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