“Virgin Suicides” (1999)
“Everybody—the male and female actors and the audience alike—is captivated by this film that is a meditation on the existential horror of teenage life. We are all voyeuristic and as awkward as the teenagers portrayed because we don’t avert our gaze.”
—Marjorie Morgan on the film The Virgin Suicides. Read her full personal essay in Cinema Femme’s inaugural issue The Virgin Suicides issue launching November 12, 2018.
“American Animals” (2018)
“Shifting in seats, hands over mouths and eyes, and any other reaction one might have to observing abnormal heights of anxiety were all present.”
—Stephanie Dykes on the film American Animals. Stephanie’s essay was the “2018 favorite film” contest essay winner. Contest essay submissions came from members of the Chicago Film Lover Exchange. Read her full essay in the inaugural issue of Cinema Femme.