‘Bend It Like Beckham’ and finding a place in a man’s world

I first saw Gurinder Chadha’s “Bend It Like Beckham” (2002) in my Film as Literature class when I was sixteen. I remember the film sticking out to me because I wondered, why haven’t I seen this film yet? If I had seen this film when I was eight, would I still have quit my Flower Power U-10 soccer team?

‘Moonlight’: removing the physical armour

“Moonlight” (2016) is a poetic and universal tale. It is a coming-of-age story for everyone who has every questioned “Who am I?” The central character in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s story is a Black American young man in Miami, yet he is also all of us, in all locations of this world growing up and coming to terms with our unique identities and surroundings.

Cinema Femme’s Coming-Of-Age Issue—Editor’s Letter

I’m very excited about Issue Six, our “Coming-Of-Age” issue. Our cover film is the Netflix hit “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (2018), directed by Susan Johnson and based … Continue reading Cinema Femme’s Coming-Of-Age Issue—Editor’s Letter

Ten years later, the world is ready for ‘Booksmart’

There are two main reasons Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut “Booksmart” is getting such high praises: Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever.