Posts by Justine Smith

Why the future of genre cinema is female

By Justine Smith

At the 2017 Fantasia Film Festival, women directors once again took centre stage.

Makin’ Wookie – A brief history of Star Wars porn parodies

By Justine Smith

George Lucas’ space saga was instrumental in kick-starting the X-rated spoof industry.

A Horror Travelogue: 31 horror movies from 31 different countries

By Justine Smith

Join us on an epic round the world trip to some of the darkest reaches of horror cinema.

The New Fear – How horror cinema uncaged America’s internal monster

By Justine Smith

Justine Smith examines how movies like The House of the Devil and Lords of Salem use nostalgia to expose a fractured national identity.

The softcore feminist romp ushering in the Roman Porno New Wave

By Justine Smith

Sion Sono’s Anti-Porno explores the untapped sexual imagination of women.

Is there still a place for eroticism in cinema?

By Justine Smith

Events like Le Festival du Film de Fesses are exploring stigmatising and transgression on the big screen.

Why Sex and the City is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By Justine Smith

This TV spin-off kickstarted a conversation on diversity, while also saying that women could and should have the same rabid consumer rights as men.

The seminal fashion industry satire that paved the way for Zoolander

By Justine Smith

Ben Stiller’s comic creation channels the absurd charm of ’60s cult classic Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?

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