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The sexist Black Widow joke salvaged by Nicole Holofcener

By Charles Bramesco

A creaky joke from the original script turned into a heated exchange about the female reproductive system.

Black Widow

By Fatima Sheriff

Scarlett Johansson’s super assassin finally gets a solo run out in this enjoyable adventure about messed up families.


Berlin Syndrome

By Caitlin Quinlan

A holiday fling turns into a waking nightmare in Cate Shortland’s tense romantic thriller.


Five great travel films that will make you want to stay home

By Daisy Phillipson

As the likes of Berlin Syndrome and Sin Nombre show, sometimes staying put really is the better option.

25 new films by female directors you need to see

By Eve Watling

2017 is shaping up to be an exceptional year for women behind the camera.


By David Jenkins

The bold concept behind Cate Shortland’s wrenching Nazi downfall drama is sold short by its overblown style.


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