Alice Waddington takes us on a fantastical journey in her female-led feature ‘Paradise Hills’

You know when you are so excited by a director that your excitement oozes? Alice Waddington is that director. Being touched in my life with a fire that takes me … Continue reading Alice Waddington takes us on a fantastical journey in her female-led feature ‘Paradise Hills’

‘Britt-Marie Was Here’ directed by ‘Annihilation’ star Tuva Novotny

Actor Tuva Novotny (“Annihilation,” “Eat Pray Love”) follows up her directorial debut “Blind Spot” (Blindson) with her second feature “Britt-Marie Was Here,” going from thriller to heart-warming comedy. “Britt-Marie Was … Continue reading ‘Britt-Marie Was Here’ directed by ‘Annihilation’ star Tuva Novotny

‘A League of Their Own’ Issue Cover Artist: Gabrielle Riscanevo

Our cover artist for Cinema Femme’s fourth issue, “A League of Their Own” edition, is Gabrielle Riscanevo. I first came across artist Gabrielle Riscanevo‘s work when she posted in the … Continue reading ‘A League of Their Own’ Issue Cover Artist: Gabrielle Riscanevo

The watchers: the compelling gaze in ‘The Virgin Suicides’

“The Virgin Suicides” film is a feast of watchers: it confirms that we are all watched and we all watch. Like George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” this film reminds the viewer that we are all under constant surveillance.

Superman Is Just For Kids

It took the rest of the Lisbon girls a little while longer to learn, but not much longer. Lux mostly got the lesson from Trip. Waking up to find you’ve been abandoned in the middle of a football field is a harsh way to wake up, in more ways than one, but her excursions to the roof solidified the knowledge. In the iconic shot of her with her cigarette, staring into nothing, there’s a coldness in her eyes that we hadn’t seen before, that only shows up in a girl’s face after she’s learned that she’s on her own.