WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH: The Blackcoat’s Daughter/February- Being alone and handling grief
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WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH: The Blackcoat’s Daughter/February- Being alone and handling grief

This film is not directed by a women, but has a female cinematographer, Julie Kirkwood. She sets the tone for the movie with pale colours, occasional black and white scenes, and mysterious darkness.  *CONTAINS SPOILERS* The Blackcoat’s Daughter (formerly known as February), takes place in an all girls Catholic high school in Bramford. We’re introduced to … 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: Eva Green in Casino Royale
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UNDERRATED WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES WEEK: Eva Green in Casino Royale

‘Casino Royale’ is, without a doubt, my favourite Bond film. There are numerous reasons for this, from the refreshing purge of tired, misogynistic clichés, to the introduction of a humanised 007 and the wonder that is, of course, always Judi Dench’s M. The driving force, however, behind my admiration for Bond’s origin story is Eva … Continue reading

UNDERRATED WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES WEEK: Jessica Chastain in Crimson Peak
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UNDERRATED WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES WEEK: Jessica Chastain in Crimson Peak

Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak truly encapsulates the aesthetic of gothic horror in a way that I haven’t seen for quite a long time. However, it is Jessica Chastain’s performance as Lucille Sharpe – the eerily aloof and mysterious sister of Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) that in my opinion is the standout part of the … 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