Tags : film feature

Life During Wartime: How Do Filmmakers Respond To Crisis?

With COVID making appearances in our fictional filmscapes, when is it ‘too soon’ for filmmakers to respond to a crisis? “Shakespeare wrote King Lear during the Plague.” The viral ‘motivational’ post circulated recently on my lockdown stomping-grounds, LinkedIn and Twitter, in an apparent attempt to spark inspiration or productivity while we were all pulling our […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Favourite Actors-Turned-Directors

In honor of Regina King’s outstanding debut feature One Night In Miami, we asked our contributors to write about some of their favourite actors-turned-directors. Who made the list? Brady Corbet When discussing actors-turned-directors, many attempt to work out how these distinct professions fit together. What I admire in Brady Corbet is that there is a […]Read More

Watching Bollywood Movies With My White Boyfriend

As the Indian girl’s version of Disney, I loved watching romantic Bollywood movies growing up. I saw Princes and Princesses with the same skin colour as me, eating things I eat and a part of the same culture I’m a part of. So, you might begin to realise why I was nervous to share this […]Read More

‘Wonder Woman 1984’: Are The Critics Biased Or “Fake”?

Online spats errupted after varied reviews were released for Wonder Woman 1984 Only the fourth feature film made so far by director Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 was keenly anticipated after the success of its predecessor in 2017. With that in mind, fans must have been extremely relieved, if not ecstatic, to see the overwhelmingly […]Read More

The Ingenious Artifice of Brian De Palma’s ‘Body Double’

What do fictional serial killer Patrick Bateman and I have in common, aside from an encyclopaedic knowledge of the musical ‘Les Misérables’? Our favourite film is Body Double.  Despite its schlocky veneer, make no mistake: Body Double is a carefully crafted masterpiece that parodies and pays homage in equal measure. Sure, in American Psycho the […]Read More

Iconic Movie Motors: Edition Two

Films are big business and while the spotlight is typically on the starring thespians, in some cases the cars have stolen the show and became the main attraction. In this feature, we look at two more of the most beloved and iconic vehicles to grace the big screen: the Bale era Batmobile from the epic […]Read More

Teenage Kicks: Kubrick’s ‘Lolita’ versus Lyne’s ‘Lolita’

Dead Sexy: A Fortnightly Column on Erotic Thrillers Contrary to popular belief, I prefer erotic thriller maestro Adrian Lyne’s Lolita adaptation to the one made 35 years prior by Stanley Kubrick. But do either do Nabokov’s novel justice? Calling Lolita controversial feels like the understatement of the century. Many will know Lolita‘s famed storyline, but […]Read More

6 films to watch if you liked ‘Call Me By

Soft blue shirts, ripe peaches, rustling sheet music, urgent kisses. When Call Me By Your Name was released in 2017, people fell in love with not just the story, but with the very fabric of the filmmaking. Eschewing the frigidity of Hollywood cinema and winning legions of fans perhaps not used to slower cinema, the […]Read More

“She Found It At The Movies” is a manifesto for

Christina Newland’s essay collection She Found it at the Movies shines a light on a diverse set of voices to reclaim female desire, according to Film News Editor, Steph Green Women and their desirous response to cinema have been shut out of film criticism since the profession began. With the field monopolized by the pale, […]Read More

When erotic thrillers go wrong: the failures of ‘Jade’

Dead Sexy: A Fortnightly Column on Erotic Thrillers “Be David Caruso in Jade.”  This is the advice Seth Rogen’s character gives to Steve Carrell’s character about how (not to) pull women in the 2005 sex-comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin. With this advice from a hapless, sex-crazed stoner in tow, Steve Carrell goes on, excruciatingly awkwardly, to […]Read More

Film News: Sony Says Spider-Man Stays

It has been almost a month since Marvel fans received the shocking news that Spider-Man would not be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what a long month that has been. After fans went through all five stages of grief and finally settled on acceptance, Disney and Sony backtracked and announced that one final […]Read More

Why Disney Can’t Remake Magic

Since 2010, Disney has slowly been releasing more and more ‘live-action remakes’ of its classic films. In the wake of 2019’s The Lion King, and with Mulan (2019) soon to be making an appearance on our screens, I have to wonder: who are these remakes for? The early live-action and photorealistic remakes genuinely intrigued me. […]Read More

10 Films to Watch In Preparation for The X-Files Revival

With The X-Files revival slowly approaching, what better time than to reacquaint yourself with Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), and the franchise in general. Instead of delving into the 201 episodes of the series, why not rekindle that 90s paranormal flame with films that revolve around the subject matter, are referenced […]Read More

The Bechdel Test: Is It Necessary?

Originally conceived in 1985 by cartoonist Alison Bechdel as “a little lesbian joke in an alternative feminist newspaper”, the Bechdel Test has now become the most popular way of checking gender bias in a work of fiction.  To pass, the work must contain at least two female characters (preferably with names) who have a conversation about something other […]Read More

Sexism in Cinema: We Need to Do Better

Award ceremonies such as the Golden Globes and the Oscars are a momentous occasion for both film lovers and those working in the industry alike. Their job is to celebrate and represent what cinema has achieved over the course of the year; unfortunately, however, they also seem to represent the casual sexism still apparent in Hollywood […]Read More