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    Stop worrying about antiheroines when the real evil is still at...

    The rise of antiheroines stresses essentially the same thing every wave of feminist movement attempts to accentuate, that a woman’s refusal to be suppressed and abused by patriarchy is always less threatening, when what they’re rebelling against is still prevalent

    ‘That’s So Fetch’: Teen Movie Musicals

    "Musicals centred around teenagers are destined to become ‘cult’ shows: their audience is intrinsically niche, and, due to their youth, unlikely to be able to sustain commercially and critically successful runs, leading these shows to fan-centric cult status." Katie Kirkpatrick analyses how teen films are journeying from Hollywood to Broadway and the West End.

    “If a book is well written, I always find it too...

    "In Being Mr Wickham, Lukis and Curzon have had relatively free reign to develop the titular character, given that Austen doesn’t reveal much about Wickham’s past other than his involvement with Darcy." Beth Proctor discusses the latest left-field adaptation of Jane Austen's classic.

    Seen and not heard: the film industry’s troubled relationship with female...

    Scarlett Colquitt responds to the claim that "women directed films have a softer tone" with an examination of role of female directors in today's film industry.

    The revolutionary empathy of Sound of Metal

    The legendary critic Roger Ebert described film as a machine for building empathy. No other medium has the power to allow the viewer to...

    Coming of age with Beanie Feldstein

    All teenagers hit that age where they are suddenly on the verge of adulthood whilst still clinging onto what is left of their childhood....

    Revisiting Godard’s ‘Breathless’ 60 years on

    'Godard gives us a film that shows the white knight as the charlatan we always knew him to be and offers us the anti-hero instead. And after decades of excessively moralistic cinema, this breath of fresh air was thoroughly needed.'

    It was All a Dream: Escapism and Falling Down the Rabbit...

    Dreams seem to straddle this boundary between fiction and reality, often informed by real life or perhaps made to help us cope with it.

    La vita davanti a sé: Sex, death and Sophia Loren

    Long time, no see! Sophia Loren, Italian star of ‘60s classics such as 1963's Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and 1964's Marriage Italian Style, commands...

    Making Queer Cinema history: Victim (1961)

    "‘Victim’ illuminates an important moment in the history of LGBTQ+ rights, primarily in normalising the existence of homosexuality and encouraging empathy."