Dead Silence: Sonic Storytelling in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Anything and Everything / TV

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

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