This year I went to the Toronto International Film Festival as an accredited cub reporter for the Soldier of Cinema website. By “went” I mean that I watched 16 films as part of the digital festival. You can read all my pieces here. I was most excited about […]
At Jumpcut Online, Fiona Underhill writes about Gothic horror and recent films directed by women. “Madness and melodrama, obsession, suppression and repression – the questioning of sanity, gas-lighting, confusion over what is real or unreal, not knowing who to trust are also huge elements of Gothic fiction (and […]
At The Final Girls, Emily Black writes about grief, mental illness and Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook (2014). “The film begs the question, what happens when women care for those around them, neglecting their own mental health in the process?” (Thanks, Christine)
At Film Freak Central, Walter Chaw writes a beautiful piece about Annihilation (2018), depression and suicide. (And Tarkovsky’s Stalker and Virginia Woolf’s The Waves and To The Lighthouse).
At Vulture, Angelica Jade Bastién writes about Now, Voyager, its presentation of mental illness and hope. “In the years since its release, the film has garnered a reputation as Davis’s best performance and a quintessential example of the women’s picture, a proto-feminist subgenre that took shape in 1930s […]
I stayed up too late reading Kabi Nagata’s My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (Los Angeles: Seven Seas Press, 2017). It’s one of those books. It moves fast and covers more ground than it seems to. I thought I’d just take a look at it before going to sleep […]