REVIEW- Chloë Sevigny’s debut short ‘Kitty’
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REVIEW- Chloë Sevigny’s debut short ‘Kitty’

Once dubbed “the coolest girl in the world”, actress and now turned director, Chloë Sevigny has made her debut with a short film titled ‘Kitty’. Kitty follows the tale of a young girl, who seemingly believes she’s turning into a cat, and then actually does. The girl, nicknamed Kitty, clearly longs and fantasises about transforming … Continue reading

#DirectedByWomen THROWBACK REVIEW- Wayne’s World: On nonsensical humour, friendship and impressing girls
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#DirectedByWomen THROWBACK REVIEW- Wayne’s World: On nonsensical humour, friendship and impressing girls

From the iconic Bohemian Rhapsody sing-a-long to the Scooby-Doo style end-scene reveal, Wayne’s World is a treasure trove of pop culture references. With its influence still being seen in today, mainly due to the number of phrases it coined – the most famous being “Schwing!” and “Schyeah” But also because of it’s refusal to take … Continue reading

#DirectedByWomen REVIEW- Dogfight: On young love, Vietnam and gender performance
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#DirectedByWomen REVIEW- Dogfight: On young love, Vietnam and gender performance

At the risk of too much hyperbole, I believe Dogfight to be one of the greatest films ever made. But unfortunately not many have seen it. Director Nancy Savoca demonstrates some of the finest camerawork and vision put to screen. It is a shame that her career never took off after demonstrating such exemplary work. … Continue reading

#DirectedByWomen REVIEW- 28 Days: On addiction, wedding cakes and noughties technology
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#DirectedByWomen REVIEW- 28 Days: On addiction, wedding cakes and noughties technology

The first thing I noted about Betty Thomas’ ‘28 Days‘ is that it is often feels like a video (played on VHS) that you’re shown in high school to warn about the dangers of drug addiction. Camera shots and effects are employed, showing off that this was the noughties, an era where new technology could … Continue reading

#DirectedByWomen REVIEW- The Invitation: On outbursts, cults and creepy undertones
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#DirectedByWomen REVIEW- The Invitation: On outbursts, cults and creepy undertones

Dinner party films work so well due to a claustrophobic quality, felt by both the audience and characters, stuck in one setting with the same group of people. Films such as ‘The Host‘, ‘Coherence‘ and even ‘Would You Rather‘ utilise such a setting to emphasise that there is no escape and that they only have … Continue reading