All I desire: women watching men at the movies
To mark the publication of Christina Newland’s new collection of women’s film writing She Found It at the Movies, here’s her manifesto for a proudly subjective, impressionistic and lusty female film criticism, from our October 2017 issue.
Tuesday 31 March 2020
Listen to the actress: Annette Bening, directly
Against the backdrop of breaking Harvey Weinstein disclosures, the star of The Grifters and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool held forth on stage at the London Film Festival – bringing home how rare it is for women in the industry to be truly heard, writes Thirza Wakefield.
Friday 24 November 2017
What next after Harvey Weinstein?
Key figures from the UK film industry on what steps need to be taken in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
Monday 6 November 2017
No guide to the future: the BFI Filmography reveals the thin wedge of female British filmmaking past
The BFI’s new searchable graphic database of British film production credits since 1911 shows us the stark historical lack of opportunities for women – but behind the dismal numbers there are characters with stories to be told, says Pamela Hutchinson.
Friday 29 September 2017
“We will be the mainstream”: female filmmakers talk revolution in Seoul
At the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival, a new generation of politically engaged feminists flocked to see female directors and their trailblazing films, reports Sophie Mayer.
Tuesday 27 June 2017
The black feminine on screen: 11 key auteurs
From Daughters of the Dust to Lemonade, a distinctly interior, subjective aesthetic binds a number of films made by and about black women. Tega Okiti spotlights 11 of the varied individuals and collectives at the heart of this often marginalised cinematic tradition.
Saturday 17 June 2017
Six films by new and emerging female filmmakers at Cannes 2017
The competition may have been lacklustre overall but that wasn’t the case elsewhere at Cannes, where the sidebars were brimming with great films by first- and second-time female directors, reports Isabel Stevens. Distributors take note!
Friday 2 June 2017
Ishtar, Elaine May and the road not taken
This misunderstood 1980s comedy critiqued 1980s American foreign policy and parodied male narcissism, which is probably why it also destroyed its director’s career, writes Brad Stevens.
Monday 24 April 2017
Rewind Fast Forward: Sandi Hughes’s radical film archive
By preserving images of black and gay life in and around Liverpool, Hughes has created a powerful archive of her own, and raw material for other filmmakers to refashion into revelatory new works, writes Grace Barber-Plentie.
Thursday 6 April 2017
Different for Girls: a lesbian series that dramatises sex and life
Jacquie Lawrence’s sexy lesbian La Ronde, set in and out of the households of south-west London, has been brought to life by Campbell X’s direction, and no one dies. Is that why it isn’t on TV, asks Sophie Mayer?
Friday 17 March 2017
Signature Move review: Jennifer Reeder revives the 90s’ New Queer Cinema
An amateur-wrestler lawyer navigates love, family and coming out in this heartfelt and cleverly constructed multicultural queer romance, writes Sophie Mayer.
Tuesday 21 March 2017
Hooray for Jeni LeGon: the Hollywood pioneer who “danced like a boy”
Hollywood’s ingrained racism deprived Jeni LeGon of a great dance career – an emblematic injustice that’s both recounted and countered in Zadie Smith’s brilliant new novel Swing Time, writes Pamela Hutchinson.
Wednesday 8 March 2017