New ebook available: Beyond Empowertainment: Feminist horror and the struggle for female agency!
Daisuke Miyazaki discusses his Japanese techno-thriller Videophobia, which premiered at the Festival du nouveau cinema in Montreal.
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound is a fascinating introduction to the history of sound design in film.
Orla Smith and Ben Flanagan pick their four favourite competition short films at the 2019 London Film Festival.
Bertrand Bonello talks about how he developed the story of Zombi Child, his process with actors, and how he navigates subjects like colonialism.
Preview our new ebook, Beyond Empowertainment: Feminist Horror and the Struggle for Female Agency, by reading four chapters from the book: one taken from each of the four case studies (on Unsane, Personal Shopper, Thelma, and Raw). ORDER HERE Beyond Empowertainment: Feminist Horror and the Struggle for Female Agency spotlights a new generation of female-centred…
Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane explores systemic sexism by comparing and pairing stalker David Strine with a corrupt medical facility. This is an excerpt from our book, Beyond empowertainment
In Raw and We Are What We Are, the cannibalism metaphor is used to explore what it is to be a woman living under patriarchy, in both the macro and the micro.
Thelma has been compared to Brian De Palma’s Carrie, but Trier gives his female lead agency whereas Carrie was simply a victim.
In Personal Shopper, the boundary between Maureen and others is both because of technology and merely exacerbated by it.
Seventh Row asks critics what the term ‘feminist horror’ means to them, in anticipation of our ebook on the topic.
Episode 21 celebrates our new ebook, Beyond empowertainment: Feminist horror and the struggle for female agency. In addition to discussing the films featured in the book, Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, and Editor at Large Mary Angela Rowe talk about what feminist horror is, the strengths of the horror genre, and the book’s origins.
In Pain and Glory, Almodovar brings together fiction and biography to create a knotty self-portrait.