Lemonade review: Beyoncé’s tribute to black female artists
In the iconic singer’s visual album, marital infidelity prompts a retreat to a poeticised world of women in the American South, where she rewrites traumas of black history, finds Kelli Weston.
Thursday 8 December 2016
The (few) women breaking through in Korean cinema
Women are unusually well-represented on screen in Korean cinema. Behind the camera is a different story – for reasons that say more about our own biases than we might care to recognise, reports Darcy Paquet.
Friday 11 November 2016
Hex appeal: how witches charmed the cinema
Witches are not just for Halloween, or for horror movies. Charlotte Richardson Andrews celebrates the screen’s sexier, more sisterly sorceresses: symbols of divine feminine magic and healing rather than bloodthirsty she-devils. With video by Leigh Singer.
Friday 28 October 2016
Regrouping, again: Lizzie Borden’s “diabolical hour” comes around
Forty years after Lizzie Borden put away her radically feminist, reflexive portrait of four artists in a women’s group, the film has more to say to us than ever, says Sophie Mayer.
Wednesday 20 July 2016
A love letter to Carol White
Catharine Des Forges remembers a Ken Loach romantic heroine and a genuine working-class 1960s British movie star, half a century after their quartet of classics that culminated in Poor Cow.
Friday 17 June 2016
The rise of female documentary makers in Mexico
Mexico may not be the easiest country in which to be a woman, and its cinema’s pecking order is as macho as most. But at this year’s Ambulante documentary festival, six female-directed finds show the country’s subordinate sex finding its voice, reports Neil Young.
Friday 10 June 2016
Making ground: remembering Kathleen Collins
As the reputation of Kathleen Collins’ enrapturing, semi-autobiographical Losing Ground finally grows, nearly 35 years after its release, Ashley Clark pays tribute to its late maker and her all-too-brief career.
Monday 23 May 2016
The invisible woman: film’s gender bias laid bare
Three recent reports conclusively prove that female filmmakers are underrepresented across all sectors of the international industry, and urge institutional change to redress the balance. By Nikki Baughan.
Wednesday 11 May 2016
Women’s work: ten female filmmakers at Cannes 2016
From veterans to newcomers: Isabel Stevens picks out ten female talents at this year’s festival, and their work to watch.
Tuesday 17 May 2016
Jessica Jones: the antihero we need
Marvel’s TV series brings us the superhero as super survivor, says Charlotte Richardson Andrews.
Friday 1 April 2016
Westward the women! Distaff furies of the psychological west
There’s never been anything quite like Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar, but many other post-war westerns of the era also found great post-frontier roles for women, writes Imogen Sara Smith.
Monday 9 May 2016
Thieves in the temple: reframing the archive with Miranda Pennell and Sarah Wood
Sophie Mayer takes flight with the post-colonial, border-transcending archival documentaries of two contemporary British film essayists.
Wednesday 16 March 2016
Love and work differently: Anne-Marie Miéville’s cinema of companionship
Jean-Luc Godard’s partner has been a working filmmaker for 40 years – with him and independently. Albertine Fox offers us a closer look.
Friday 26 February 2016
Video essay: Lines of resistance – Anne-Marie Miéville’s The Book of Mary
Counterpointing Godard: Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin offer a taste of Anne-Marie Miéville’s cinema, and a look at the patterns at play in her prologue to her partner’s Hail Mary.
Friday 26 February 2016