Women’s Voices at London Korean Film Festival

For the second year, the London Korean Film Festival has ring-fenced a portion of its hefty program to the work of its female directors. The Women’s Voices strand highlights five superb films and revolves around the contemporary point of view of feminist filmmakers. Here’s the lowdown on those female-led gems to catch during the 12th […]



Celebrating… Lynne Ramsay

Celebrating female filmmakers: Lynne Ramsay Glasgow-born filmmaker Lynne Ramsay is the writer and director of three full-length features and four short films released over the course of a 21-year-career. Ramsay’s fourth feature-length film, You Were Never Really Here, is due for release this summer and received rapturous applause at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Her previous features […]



The Bechdel Test and the Incredible Artist Behind It

  It is rare in this world that a work of art reaches out of the ether to touch our shared reality; to change it in a real and meaningful way. It is almost unbelievable for most of us to imagine that piece of art could be a comic book. But that is what, amongst […]



Lost in Memory; The Hidden Frontiers of Youth In All This Panic

When we think back to our youth, that brief time in which we were suspended somewhere between our childhood and the unknown of adulthood, there is a tendency to remember in tropes. That time when you first drank too much alcohol, when you realized something that could open you up could shut you right back […]



Channeling our Teenage Demons Through Margaret’s Lisa

Watching Anna Paquin as the elaborately neurotic Lisa in Margaret is as embarrassing as it is empowering. Lisa embodies that humorously memorable time when we were Just So Sure; sure everyone was intellectually beneath us, kept aglow by the seething thoughts of  Just You Wait. Spoiler alert – there is no ‘Margaret’ in Margaret. The movie […]



Good Things To Happen For Women in Film: December

Well folks, we made it. Just about. December has seen another brutal cull of our most beloved movie stars (and honorary gamechanger George Michael) as this month we said a bitter farewell to Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher. We also waved goodbye to Zsa Zsa Gábor, Florence Henderson, TV Royale Liz Smith and Indian actor turned politician Jayaram […]


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