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Looking and talking back – desire and agency in The Diary of a Teenage Girl

“The first feminist gesture is to say, well, okay, they may be looking at me, but I’m looking too. The act of deciding to look and deciding that the world is not defined by how they look at me but how I look at them.”

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New Encounters


DOPE is back in theaters today!!! Seriously it’s a great film and you should watch it today if you didn’t see it the first time around. 349 more words


Coming of Age: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, a hit at the Sundance Film Festival, is a film starring Thomas Mann, as Greg, RJ Cyler as Earl, and Olivia Cooke as Rachael. 1,308 more words

Film Review

Girlhood - review

The opening shot of Celine Sciamma’s Girlhood (French: Bande De Filles) is a football game fraught with tension – the action set to eerie, with claustrophobic synth beats reminiscent of Billy Idol circa “White Wedding”. 654 more words


REVIEW: 'The Falling' (2014) dir. Carol Morley

Carol Morley’s psychological drama The Falling is one that will stay with you long after its over. Beautifully put together, disorientating and haunting, this is a film that undeniably casts a spell on its viewers. 624 more words


Growing up is still difficult – another take on François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows

Earlier this week a friend reminded me of the existence of this photograph.

It’s a great photo. Jean-Pierre Léaud, standing before a painting of a younger version of himself playing a younger version of the director of the film that gave him his career. 954 more words

Classic Encounters

Three coming-of-age movies that will change your life

A dramatic title – but fittingly so. The coming-of-age film hold’s so much resonance. In one form or another, a coming-of-age movie can reaffirm your lust for life, and your want for adventure. 844 more words