UNDERRATED WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES WEEK: Evan Rachel Wood in Westworld
Anything and Everything / TV

UNDERRATED WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES WEEK: Evan Rachel Wood in Westworld

HBO’s Westworld came onto the scene October in The Year That Shall Remain Unnamed…2016…to satisfy our premium cable desires while we all await the next season of Game of Thrones. After binge-watching all ten episodes in a single weekend, I can officially say that Westworld has deposed the reigning television monarch of my esteem (sorry … Continue reading

Dead Silence: Sonic Storytelling in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Dead Silence: Sonic Storytelling in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

It’s been over a decade since Buffy and the Scoobies last saved the world (if you don’t take into account the continuation of the series through the comic book series). In that time we’ve had a slew of brooding vampires, sensitive werewolves, and bad-ass witches parade across our screen, earning both scorn and laurels from … Continue reading

Riding in Cars with ‘Carol’
Anything and Everything / Feminist Criticism

Riding in Cars with ‘Carol’

Todd Haynes’s postmodern take on 1950s melodrama is crystallized in his film Carol, with its nod to Douglas Sirk’s production style, as well as the narrative focus on the relationship dynamics of queer characters. Carol tells the story of a romance between Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett), and Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara). The women cross paths … Continue reading

A Feminist Approach to Sound in We Need to Talk About Kevin
Anything and Everything / Feminist Criticism / Women Film-makers

A Feminist Approach to Sound in We Need to Talk About Kevin

Beginning two years after Kevin goes on a killing spree at his high school, Lynne Ramsay’s 2011 film We Need to Talk About Kevin follows Eva Khatchadourian’s attempts to navigate the consequences of being his mother. We see her struggle exemplified in the film’s form. Rebelling against Hollywood’s tendency to privilege the dialogue, Ramsay’s film … Continue reading