Posts by Simran Hans

In praise of 9 to 5 and the ’80s career woman

By Simran Hans

How a socialist feminist fantasy kickstarted a trend for female-fronted mainstream comedies.

The Fits

By Simran Hans

Anna Rose Holmer’s sparkling directorial debut offers a fresh take on female coming-of-age.

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Is this the world’s most lavish film festival?

By Simran Hans

At the Marrakech International Film Festival, champagne flows freely and stars fill the sky.

Mike Drop – How Channing Tatum and President Obama redrew the template for masculinity

By Simran Hans

Simran Hans considers the link between two of America’s most prominent and progressive leading men.

Couple in a Hole

By Simran Hans

Kate Dickie and Paul Higgins star in this slow-burning woodland drama from director Tom Geens.

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Still Alice

By Simran Hans

Julianne Moore’s Oscar-winning performance as a linguist with Alzheimer’s essays the evaporation of an intellectual identity.

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Red Army

By Simran Hans

The story of how the Soviet Union became an ice hockey powerhouse is weighed down by political subtext.

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3 1⁄2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

By Simran Hans

Moving social commentary is undermined by director Marc Silver’s storytelling insufficiencies.

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The Theory of Everything

By Simran Hans

Love is the key in this stylish, slightly fusty rendering of the courtship between Stephen Hawking and his first wife, Jane.

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How David Fincher put complex women in the frame

By Simran Hans

A look beyond the dominant male characters that inhabit the Gone Girl director’s cinema.

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