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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What Happened To Hope?: The Emotional Emptiness of Modern Cinema

Hope seems to have disappeared from modern cinema. Where has optimism for our future gone, and will things actually ever change?

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Biting the Apple: Female Autonomy, Desire and Danger in ‘Margaret’ (2005) and ‘YES’ (2004)

Between 2004-2005, two audacious films sought to explore the long-mythologised concept of female desire.

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What ‘WandaVision’ Could Mean For the Future of Prestige TV

WandaVision put Marvel in the world of TV in a big way, but is it enough to be good for television’s future?

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The Ethics of Filming Poverty: Who Has a Right to Tell ‘Nomadland’ (2020)?

It is phenomenal that these stories are being told. However, what does it mean if they only tell a partial story, with little condemnation of the system that maintains it? 

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Did ‘Hannibal’ (2001) Cannibalise Itself?

Hannibal is 20 years old. It was the long awaited sequel to one of history’s most lauded films, so where does it stand in the film canon now?

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[Nostalgia Week] The Hidden Subtext of Nickelodeon

So, having been a Nickelodeon kid through and through, I’ve decided to take a look back at my own childhood shows to find the hidden layers ready to be revealed.

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How ‘Dark Water’ (2005) Delivers What’s Lacking in ‘Relic’ (2020)

The largely overlooked film was ahead of its time for its portrayal of mental illness and motherhood in the context of horror.

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