BHFF Review: In ‘Good Madam’ (2021), Fear Lives In the Fingertips

“Taking up the mantle of other bright stars of the creepy-old-lady-upstairs subsection of the genre, ‘Good Madam’ offers an interesting take on horror that passes, first and foremost, through the hands.”

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‘Midnight Mass’ and the Humanity within Mike Flanagan’s Horror

“Some might prefer their horror to be cynical and nihilistic, but Flanagan’s is a unique kind of optimism, one that leaves tragedy and trauma in its wake but still engenders hope and empathy.”

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VIFF 2021 REVIEW: How ‘The Scary of Sixty-First’ (2021) Red Pills its Audience

New wave body horror goes IRL in Dasha Nekrasova’s impressive directorial debut.

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VIFF 2021 REVIEW: ‘Red Rocket’ (2021) Reinvents The Hero’s Journey

Sean Baker’s successfully tackles the anti-hero’s journey in his new dramedy Red Rocket.

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What the TV Women of the 2000s Taught Us

While female representation in the media still continues to evolve, it is progressing. One thing is for sure: the 2000s gave storytellers and writers an adequate blueprint of female representation.

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INTERVIEW: ‘The Tape’ (2021) – Martha Tilston Makes Her Music Come Alive On Screen

Our editor-in-chief, Hayley Paskevich, talked to singer-songwriter and filmmaker Martha Tilston about her feature film debut ‘The Tape’.

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Going ‘Down With Love’: Sex, Lies, and Romantic Comedies

‘Down With Love’ is a pastiche of the sex comedies of Hollywood’s past and a critique of the romantic comedies of its own time.

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Perfect Humiliation: ‘All About Lily Chou-Chou’ (2001), Adolescence, and the Dawn of the Internet Loner

‘All About Lily Chou-Chou’ (2001) explores the relationship between identity, humiliation, and fandom for the kids of Japan in the early days of the Internet.

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INTERVIEW: Meghan Weinstein, Kasia Szarek, and Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera Talk ‘The Influencer’

One of our editors, McKinzie Smith, hopped on Zoom to talk to ‘The Influencer’ director Meghan Weinstein, as well as the film’s stars Kasia Szarek and Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera.

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2021 Women X Film Festival: Wrap-Up

Our editor-in-chief, Hayley Paskevich, gives an overview of the various strands of shorts presented at this year’s Women X Film Festival and shares her thoughts on attending the event.

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