• Backlight: Further Weinstein Repercussions and Twitter Boycotts

    Backlight: Further Weinstein Repercussions and Twitter Boycotts2

    • October 15, 2017

    These past two weeks it’s become increasingly clear that Hollywood is run by a handful of rich, disgusting, decrepit old white men; luckily, many in Hollywood are now coming forward to criticize the culture of abuse and harassment. Here’s hoping all these painful conversations will lead to further change in the industry. We also have

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  • 9 Witchy Films To Make Your Hallowe’en Magical

    9 Witchy Films To Make Your Hallowe’en Magical0

    • October 14, 2017

    Hallowe’en is a time of year often associated with magic, spirituality, and witchcraft. In many religions and cultures, it’s a time to remember and celebrate the dead. For witches, it signals greater access to (and from!) the spiritual world. For some, the idea of spirits and fairy-folk entering the human world can seem pretty spooky,

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  • Gerald’s Game Is A Harrowing Survivor’s Story

    Gerald’s Game Is A Harrowing Survivor’s Story1

    Gerald’s Game Mike Flanagan (director and editor), Michael Fimognari (cinematography) Adapted from Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game by Mike Flanagan Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas (cast) Released September 24th (Fantastic Fest), September 29th (internet release) Content Warning: Sexual abuse. I went into Gerald’s Game having not read the book (I shouldn’t be allowed to call

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  • Backlight: Hollywood Is a Hellscape But There’s Still Some Cool Projects to Look Forward To

    Backlight: Hollywood Is a Hellscape But There’s Still Some Cool Projects to Look Forward To0

    • October 8, 2017

    The New York Times published a major investigative piece this week exposing decades of sexual harassment by Miramax head, Harvey Weinstein. NYT used a combination of named and unnamed sources, internal documents, and legal filings from settled claims to piece together a story of thirty years  of using his position to manoeuvre women into uncomfortable

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  • Battle of the Sexes Casts a Queer Lens on a Standard Biopic

    Battle of the Sexes Casts a Queer Lens on a Standard Biopic0

    Battle of the Sexes Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris (Directors), Pamela Martin (editor), Linus Sandgren (cinematography), Simon Beaufoy (screenwriter) Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming (cast) September 22, 2017 (USA) Billie Jean King was, and is, an extraordinary woman. She was a World Number One in the sport

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  • The Shape of Water Is a Fairy Tale That’s As Steadfast as It is Strange

    The Shape of Water Is a Fairy Tale That’s As Steadfast as It is Strange0

    The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro (director and writer), Vanessa Taylor (writer), Dan Laustsen (cinematographer), Sidney Wolinsky (editor) Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins (cast) September 1, 2017 (Toronto International Film Festival 2017), August 31, 2017 (Venice International Film Festival) An invitation lies at the heart of Guillermo del Toro’s newest

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