DIRECTED BY WOMEN VIEWING POSSIBILITIES ON NETFLIX UK
Anything and Everything / Women Film-makers

DIRECTED BY WOMEN VIEWING POSSIBILITIES ON NETFLIX UK

Directed by Women is only 2 days away and I hope that all SQ readers are going to participate in some way. Navigating the waters of women directed films can be a stressful process on Netflix, because there’s no specific category for it, so here I’ve compiled a list of Directed by Women viewing possibilities that … Continue reading

REVIEW- The Final Girls: On mothers and daughters, meta-horror laughs and 1980s jocks
Reviews

REVIEW- The Final Girls: On mothers and daughters, meta-horror laughs and 1980s jocks

Combining the meta-horror of Scream and the jumping-through-the-screen plot of Pleasantville, Todd Strauss-Schulson‘s The Final Girls offers an inventive and playful send-up of 1980s slashers. The Final Girls also manages to undercut horror’s emphasis on sexuality by focusing on a touching mother/daughter story. In a way, it also subverts some of the images of evil … Continue reading

“Don’t forget about The Joker’s girlfriend”: An open letter to Harley Quinn’s critics
Feminist Criticism

“Don’t forget about The Joker’s girlfriend”: An open letter to Harley Quinn’s critics

Artwork by Chloe Leeson We get it. Suicide Squad is not a good film. You can read about it here and here. However, we are not concerned with the variety of critics’ disses to the film, but rather, with critics’ and viewers’ disservice to roller derby bad bitch and heavy-hitter, Harley Quinn. It’s archetypal gatekeeping … Continue reading

REVIEW- Lights Out: On malevolent spirits, technology and white families with big houses
Reviews

REVIEW- Lights Out: On malevolent spirits, technology and white families with big houses

When the trailer for David F. Sandberg’s Lights Out hit the internet, it was a viral sensation. In one of 2016’s more successful marketing campaigns, the team behind mainstream horrors latest offering cleverly made everyone fear the one thing it’s pretty impossible to escape; the dark. Based on Sandberg’s short film of the same name, … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: DP Rachel Morrison on collaboration, ego and putting people in front of the lens
Interviews / Women Film-makers

INTERVIEW: DP Rachel Morrison on collaboration, ego and putting people in front of the lens

Rachel Morrison has been interested in photography since she was a kid.  The DP of films such as Cake, Dope, and HBO’s Confirmation explains she was looking through some old family photos and was struck by a picture taken from a particularly low angle. “The only person not in the photo is me, so I asked a friend of the family if … Continue reading