All articles by So Mayer

Reviews

Rose Plays Julie is a mythic thriller about women and violence

Desperate Optimists’ potent new film poses ethical dilemmas and undercuts Eurowestern narrative traditions with every twist of the plot and shift in tone.

By So Mayer

Rose Plays Julie is a mythic thriller about women and violence
Features

‘My Best Girlfriend’: Queer Dietrich, on screen and off

By So Mayer

‘My Best Girlfriend’: Queer Dietrich, on screen and off
Where to begin

Where to begin with Sally Potter

By So Mayer

Where to begin with Sally Potter
Lists

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
Features

Ten films to watch out for in 2020

By Isabel Stevens, Kaleem Aftab and others

Ten films to watch out for in 2020
Interviews

Watching the watchers: how Cameraperson enriches the act of filming

By So Mayer

Watching the watchers: how Cameraperson enriches the act of filming
Polls

The best TV series of 2019

By James Bell, Isabel Stevens and others

The best TV series of 2019
Features

Generation snowflake: Frozen II and the quest for climate justice

By So Mayer

Generation snowflake: Frozen II and the quest for climate justice
Features

Merata: the Maori film legend and her legacy

By So Mayer

Merata: the Maori film legend and her legacy

TV we can believe in: hope, growth and change in The Good Place and Steven Universe

By So Mayer

TV we can believe in: hope, growth and change in The Good Place and Steven Universe
Features

Barbara Hammer obituary: an experimental pioneer who put lesbian life on screen

By So Mayer

Barbara Hammer obituary: an experimental pioneer who put lesbian life on screen
Features

Agnès Varda obituary: a luminous art of an illuminated life

By So Mayer

Agnès Varda obituary: a luminous art of an illuminated life
Lists

15 rare times when a director made great films in 5 or more different decades

By Alex Barrett, Martyn Conterio and others

15 rare times when a director made great films in 5 or more different decades
Features

Impressions of Agnès: Varda impresses London

By So Mayer

Impressions of Agnès: Varda impresses London
Features

Wander women: vital films about women on the move

By So Mayer

Wander women: vital films about women on the move
Reviews

Film of the week: The Party skewers politics in black and white

By So Mayer

Film of the week: The Party skewers politics in black and white

Top of the Lake: China Girl review – Elisabeth Moss embodies Jane Campion’s Law

By So Mayer

Top of the Lake: China Girl review – Elisabeth Moss embodies Jane Campion’s Law
Features

An introduction to B. Ruby Rich

By So Mayer

An introduction to B. Ruby Rich
News

Podcast: three critics discuss the best of BFI Flare 2017

By Alex Davidson, So Mayer and others

Podcast: three critics discuss the best of BFI Flare 2017
Reviews

Signature Move review: Jennifer Reeder revives the 90s’ New Queer Cinema

By So Mayer

Signature Move review: Jennifer Reeder revives the 90s’ New Queer Cinema

Different for Girls: a lesbian series that dramatises sex and life

By So Mayer

Different for Girls: a lesbian series that dramatises sex and life
Features

6 essential books on lesbian cinema

By So Mayer, Selina Robertson and others

6 essential books on lesbian cinema

Sense8 and The OA: making the vital connection in alternative science fiction

By So Mayer

Sense8 and The OA: making the vital connection in alternative science fiction
Features

A square. A screen. A stage to the world

By So Mayer

A square. A screen. A stage to the world

Cleverman: an Aboriginal sci-fi TV drama that delivers a thrilling cry for solidarity

By So Mayer

Cleverman: an Aboriginal sci-fi TV drama that delivers a thrilling cry for solidarity
Lists

5 essential books on feminist film

By So Mayer

5 essential books on feminist film
Lists

17 rare times when a director made five or more great films in a row

By Nikki Baughan, Graham Fuller and others

17 rare times when a director made five or more great films in a row
Lists

17 rare times when a director made five or more great films in a row

By Nikki Baughan, Graham Fuller and others

17 rare times when a director made five or more great films in a row
News

Look back in wonder: FLARE 2016 critics’ roundtable

By So Mayer and Ben Walters

Look back in wonder: FLARE 2016 critics’ roundtable
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