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: 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

The Love That’s Really Real: American Psycho as Romantic Comedy
Feminist Criticism / Women Film-makers

The Love That’s Really Real: American Psycho as Romantic Comedy

A 2006 YouTube video created a parodic trailer envisioning American Psycho (2000) as romantic comedy. While the stark juxtapositions between the classic boy meets girl formula and a horrifying portrait of a psychopathic murder are amusing, the sentiments between them are not so far-fetched. Although primarily a horror film, American Psycho has a satiric backbone … Continue reading

The Sounds of the American Dream in American Honey
Anything and Everything / Women Film-makers

The Sounds of the American Dream in American Honey

A teenage runaway, Star, and a lonely truck driver discuss their innermost dreams. The trucker wants to visit the ocean and Star wants to have a loving home with lots of children. Bruce Springsteen’s cover of The Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream” plays in the background. The lyrics repeat like a sacred incantation, “come on, we … Continue reading