Feminist Film Critique

A 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen’s one of the most celebrated novels by the same name, this movie directed by Joe Wright tells us the story of Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley), the protagonist, and how she deals with the prospect of marriage in an era where winning a man’s heart was the only education women were supposed to excel in. READ FULL REVIEW
Netflix’s latest book-to-movie adaptation “Enola Holmes”, based on “The Enola Holmes Mysteries” by author Nancy Springer, follows the eponymous young heroine (Millie Bobby Brown) on multiple daring escapes and a few near death experiences as she quests to find her vanished mother (Helena Bonham Carter). Read Full Review....
This fictionalised account of historical events sees the Boleyn sisters as “wombs” by which two extremely ambitious men — their father, Thomas Boleyn, and their uncle, Thomas Howard, the Duke of Norfolk — vie to gain the King’s favour. Forced to fight for kingly favour, the sisters eventually became the other’s worst enemy. Read Full Review....
The movie is a canvas of light and sound. Nights portrayed as red, the color of blood and courage perfectly symbolizes her abusive marriage and the murder of her innocence. The color red also conveys how the movie is based, on the folklore, of man-eating churails. The color blue symbolizes an idea of innocence, trust, and the power of royals.
Dealing with ‘Difficult’ Women: The Fleabag in all of us. Read the full review...
In writer-director Maïmouna Doucouré’s own words in an interview with Netflix, she is “(…) navigating between two models of femininity. One represents (sic) her mother’s traditional origins. And the other one is a group of young girls called cuties.” Read the full review...
Unbelievable is the riveting true-crime drama based on the real-life experience of pseudonymous Marie, an eighteen-year-old girl in Lynnwood, Washington who alleged being raped by a masked intruder who had broken into her house, only to be charged for false reporting by the male detectives who accused her of fabricating the distressing story. Read the full review...