NFF Review: ‘Women In Film’ Strand

Reviews of the short films in Norwich Film Festival’s ‘Women In Film’ strand which shows an array of female-directed shorts.

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How Hollywood’s Biggest Slackers Fell Out of Time: ‘Palm Springs’ (2020) and ‘An American Pickle’ (2020)

In a Hollywood much less interested in the traditional blockbuster comedy, this past year saw the release of both An American Pickle and Palm Springs, two far smaller and more personal star vehicles for Seth Rogen and Andy Samberg respectively. In their own way, both of these films revolve around the idea of their star…

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If Universal Want to Resurrect Their Classic Monsters, They Need to Look to the Past: Re-Evaluating ‘The Mummy’ (1999)

While generally dismissed upon release, the Brendan Fraser-led adventure has remained popular, recently celebrating its 20th anniversary. Re-watching The Mummy reveals the ingredients for a successful reboot that is utterly charming.

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AFI FEST REVIEW: ‘I’m Your Woman’ (2020) is a Thrilling Kind of Empowerment

I’m Your Woman combines an engaging character exploration with familiar crime-thriller tropes to deliver a different kind of woman empowerment.

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REVIEW: Jim Cummings is Back With a Bite in ‘The Wolf of Snow Hollow’ (2020)

The tightly-wound, violent energy and the spiralling personal drama coexist in ways I’ve not experienced outside of Cummings’ oeuvre.

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31 Days of Horror: Week Four Roundup

Four weeks down, one to go! In the penultimate week of the 31 Days of Horror challenge, I decided to focus on films that have been sitting in my watchlist for far too long. Though I found some films to be disappointing, there were some gems hidden in the pile, making for a great week of horror films.

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Women in Horror Presents: The Scream Queen Awards

Every awards season, Scream Queens are snubbed with little-to-no recognition. It isn’t until years later, when their films have reached “legendary” status, that you begin to hear things like, “She was the best,” “There’s no other like her,” and whatnot. Well we here at Flip Screen, do not want to wait until the page has turned to honor these amazing Women in Horror. That is what this column is all about. So, we decided to put together a Scream Queen Awards to give recognition to the many powerful performances that have graced the horror genre.

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Searching for Monty: The Sensitivity of Montgomery Clift

Starring in a variety of roles across three decades, his career lasted longer than James Dean’s and was certainly more consistent than Marlon Brando’s, yet he is often side-lined in favour of his contemporaries.

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‘Blindspotting’ (2018) and the Hardships of Fitting Into a World That is Rejecting You

The movie alternates between comedy and drama, and navigates subjects like gentrification, the US prison system, toxic masculinity, gun violence and systemic racism in an intricate series of dialogues and everyday life scenes. Verse and heightened language are uniquely woven into the storytelling process, making the film a rare experience. The key to it’s charm is how realistically it reflects Oakland, in all its culture and singularity, and how heavily it centers around the characters.

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