Women look back: celebrating the advent of the modern neo-noir

This year, two films have renegotiated the terms between observers and observed in noir-tinged narratives, exploring the fight for female agency. Chloe Okuno’s Watcher is a tight thriller about a woman stalked by a man living across the street, a story that continuously challenges the relationship between subject and object. Park Chan-wook’s Decision To Leave […]

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Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS Shaped Leslie Grossman’s ‘American Horror Story’ Murder Scene

By Brent Furdyk. Published: 9 hours ago Last updated: 9 hours ago Leslie Grossman has been playing Barbara Reed in the latest season of “American Horror Story”, and fans watched the character meet her end when she was choked to death while taking a shower, naked. Or so it seemed. As Grossman revealed in an […]

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Elisabeth Moss on The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Finale Twist: ‘Holy Sh*t!’

Spoilers below. June Osborne is finally headed to safety…or is she? At the end of The Handmaid’s Tale’s season 5 finale, she and her daughter Nichole have boarded a train of refugees escaping from Canada, only to find Serena Waterford and her child aboard too. And if that isn’t enough to worry about, June’s husband […]

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The McDonagh Brothers’ visions of Irish guilt and morality

“Do not despair; one of the thieves was saved. Do not presume; one of the thieves was damned.” These are the words that open John Michael McDonagh’s 2014 film Calvary, often attributed to St. Augustine and was favoured by the infamously bleak dramatist, Samuel Beckett. This axiom gives the audience a brief glimpse into the […]

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