Like Thatcher, Furiosa is an honorary man, proving the success of one woman does not mean the liberation of all. Rather than demonstrating the potential for strong women, Furiosa and the Vuvalini, like Thatcher, are decisively 'other' - more akin to an alien race than a relateable womanhood.
I was at the Cannes Film Festival when I heard that women had been turned away from the red carpet in their flat rhinestone shoes. As a stroke of luck, I happened to have tickets for the premiere the following evening as well as my own snazzy pair of flat rhinestone shoes, so fate stepped in (in flats).
The 'dumbing down' comment came off as a huge generalisation by an A-grade asshorn. I did not mean that science fiction or fantasy are dumb, far from it. How could I say that? In the words of Han Solo, "Hey, it's me!" In the last two weeks, I have seen two brilliant exponents of the genre. Ex Machina and Mad Max: Fury Road, both of which had my head spinning in different and wonderful ways and are both very grown up films...
There's never a good time for a son to tell his parents that he wants to be an actor, so when Richard E Grant informed his mother and father, they were "understandably worried".
Taking Stock is a new comedy-drama film by award-winning filmmaker Maeve Murphy. I attended its pre-release screening. This independent film, shot in ...
It's quite a way from Mel Gibson's 1979 Mad Max screen blast to Mad Max : Fury Road, a master blast rock n'roll shrieking, manic, 120 minutes, heat haze, dust filled theatrical journey. Great action, great cinematography, great cast, great leads, and that's not just Tom Hardy and the wonderful Charlize Theron who takes first prize, it's the vehicles as well.
Alas, by the time the closing titles rolled I was underwhelmed. It felt more like a feature-length episode than a movie, and the amount of twists and turns that preceded the okay finale felt neither big or clever.
By Geena Davis In all of the sectors of society that still have a huge gender disparity, how long will it take to correct, to reach parity? We can't snap our fingers and suddenly half of congress is women. But there's one category where the underrepresentation of women can be fixed TOMORROW: on-screen.
'Rosewater,' based on BBC journalist's Maziar Bahari's memoir 'Then They Came for Me : A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival' is a true life account of the Canadian-Iranian journalist imprisonment in June 2009 whilst covering the 2009 Iranian Presidential elections...
Have you ever wanted to make a change, one that's literally life altering? There are very few issues that need nothing more than an alteration of perc...
It's always the same. One sniff of summer - in this case, a few mildly warm days back in April - and I'm planning my holiday. And the way I plan? By watching movies.
John Schlesinger's 1967 rich interpretation of Thomas Hardy's literary classic 'Far From The Madding Crowd,' with Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Peter Finch and Terence Stamp swept audiences along and is a hard act to follow. Thomas Vinterberg's version will please audiences and Carey Mulligan and Michael Sheen are outstanding.
We can't change the terrible experience these children have already lived through, but we must try to ensure that each and every one of the children affected are kept safe, and provided with the food, water and supplies they so desperately need.
Teaming up with director Michael Winterbottom (Road to Guantanamo, The Shock Doctrine), Brand retains the vitriolic straight-to-camera polemic that has become his trademark.
This might be a film for little kids but it's also a movie for serious comic book fans who like substance and story with their explosions, something of a rarity in the age of Transformers.
Now in its fourth year, the ten-day event sees local volunteers turn curators, as they pull together an eclectic programme of feature films and documentaries by new and established talent. Best of all, aside from the fact that all the events are free, the screenings take place in a string of interesting local venues.