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Daily Archives: October 11, 2016

The horror genre is one of the most widely varied film types in the medium. The slasher films are perhaps the most popular of the horror sub-genres while tales of hauntings are the most classic format. Due to the fact that the basic requirement of horror is to instill fear, it can be applied to virtually any setting. Some of… Read more »

11 October 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Scottish director Colm McCarthy (perhaps best known for his work on Sherlock and Peaky Blinders) offers up a tense, intelligent, and chillingly provocative British horror film in The Girl With All The Gifts. Ably assisted by screenwriter Mike Carey, adapting his own bestseller from 2014, their film takes the elaborately overdone zombie genre and resuscitates it, while also taking and… Read more »

11 October 2016 | Features, Reviews

There has been a great deal of discussion about the voyeuristic nature of cinema, especially since the structural and critical studies of the 1970s and the emergence of feminist theory. But above the contemporary concerns about the male gaze in cinema and how women are portrayed and observed, we can look back at past centuries and see that women have… Read more »

11 October 2016 | Features, People Lists