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Posts Tagged ‘feminism

There’s a War On ~ Top of the Lake

August 7, 2013

Even though it’s set in the middle of nowhere, halfway around the world, Top of the Lake feels incredibly topical. At a time when misogyny and abuse are in the headlines, its uncompromising look at gender conflict seems all the more electrifying. Although Jane Campion’s mini-series is centred around the disappearance of a young girl […]

The Saga Continues ~ Prometheus

June 24, 2012

Having worked our way through all four Alien films, Ryan and I (accompanied by his gf Ellie) decided to complete the series by going to see the latest installment, Prometheus.We had the good fortune to snag some IMAX tickets, meaning we got our faces well and truly blown off! There’s a lot to say about […]

Alien Addendum

April 14, 2012

I’ve now seen Alien:Resurrection, so wanted to add a few notes to my previous discussion.There are some spoilers in this post, but tbh if you can’t handle spoilers from 1997 because you’re so desperate to watch this movie…well…. ‘A Chick Thing’ There aren’t many girls in this movie. One is background Alien fodder and another […]

Lady Business ~ Ellen Ripley and the female body

April 4, 2012

If you know me you know I LOVE ladies who kick ass. So when my housemate and I began an impromptu Alien series marathon some weeks ago (unfinished as yet – we still have Alien Resurrection to go, plus the Predator and Alien vs Predator series handily included in his bumper box set), I jumped […]

Mad Men and gender relations in ‘the Souvenir’

March 20, 2010

Last week’s episode of Mad Men, ‘The Souvenir’, was a slow burner for me. I mean, I liked it, but it’s taken me a while to mull over the themes and resonances. What’s most interesting about the episode is its exploration of relationships between men and women.(spoilers follow)

Once upon a time, there were three little girls…

November 17, 2009

This week tv land has been all-a-twitter with news of a Charlie’s Angels remake (anyone else starting to HATE that word?) by ABC, who recently had good ratings with their remake of V (which I watched, found mediocre, and felt no compulsion to either review or keep watching – sorry). First reaction: HELL NO. The […]