Women constitute just over 50% of the UK population, and we are oh-so-tired of being under-represented on the big screen. I spoke to one of the most inspiring feminist film critics in London, Corrina Antrobus, to find out more about her work with the Bechdel Test Fest and what the average female can do about the representation of women in film. Words: Alina Kay, Subeditor: Lauren Burgess Favourite recent film: My Skinny Sister (dir. Sanna Lenken) Favourite director: Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) Sometimes, I get too exhausted for all this. Then someone tells me 'films & feminism don't mix' & I think right then...back to work. — Corrina Antrobus (@corrinacorrina) October 21, 2015 That's right Corrina, keep doing what you do!
The world of cinema has always been, and still is, dominated by men, who represent an overwhelming majority of film creatives and critics. Nevertheless, men were the minority at the screening of Suffragette organised by the Bechdel Test Fest. Even though the film was made by and for women, the absence of the feminist man is worrying. Words: Alina Kay, Subeditor: Lauren Burgess Suffragette ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ The sold-out screening of the film on the 23rd of October was followed up with a Q&A with Natalie Press - the BAFTA nominated actress who plays the renowned martyr Emily Wilding Davison, Faye Ward - the producer, Helen Pankhurst - the great-granddaughter of the infamous suffragette and Sophie Mayer – a respected feminist film critic and university lecturer. The film about the stru
Let's admit it, dressing up as a sexy vampire and getting pissed on Halloween is getting old. Here are top ten alternative ways to spend Saturday night in London: great horrors, booze and fancy dress involved. Words: Alina Kay, Subeditor: Lauren Burgess 1. THE BEST most hilarious horror 'documentary' you’ll ever see: What We Do in the Shadows at the Deptford Cinema. 2. If churches horrify you, this Halloween Union Chapel event is for you. 3. Watch a weird hamster horror in Camden as a part of the London Horror Festival. 4. GHOST BUSTERS at Rio Cinema. 5. The Exorcist at the BFI. 6. Halloween all-nighter at the iconic Regent Street Cinema. 7. Singalong Rocky Horror at Prince Charles Cinema. 8. Watch Psycho at Hyde Park. 9. Weird sexy