Women In Film

Adding the voices of rebellious women back into the British film archives

By Hannah Clugston

The producer of Born a Rebel speaks about the challenge of documenting more than a century of female protest.

How wild women stole the show at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A crop of complex and fascinating female characters were at the heart of this year’s LFF.

Mommie Dearest: The changing face of maternal horror cinema

By Leila Latif

A Quiet Place and Hereditary are the latest films to challenge idealised notions of motherhood.

A new study confirms that film critics are mostly white men

By Hannah Woodhead

Encouraging new voices from diverse backgrounds into a stagnant industry can only be a positive thing.

In defence of funny women

By Lydia Figes

Female-driven comedies such as The Marvellous Mrs Maisel and Funny Cow are challenging archaic notions about women on screen.

25 new films by female directors you need to see in 2018

By Shane O’Reilly

Start getting excited for new works from Amma Asante, Marielle Heller and Mia Hansen-Løve.

A brief history of female masturbation in the movies

By Christina Newland

Inspired by The Shape of Water, we survey the various ways female self-pleasure has been portrayed.

Proud Mary and the return of the black female action hero

By Richard Watson

Taraji P Henson’s gun-toting assassin harks back to an era of Lola Colt, Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones.

Meryl Streep: It’s time for women in Hollywood to seize their moment

By Sarah Bradbury

The actor issued a rallying cry at a press conference for The Post.

All The Rage: How angry women powered cinema in 2017

By Nicole Davis

This year filmmakers like Alice Lowe have openly flouted the notion that female characters should be likeable.

Why the future is not female in science fiction cinema

By Katie Goh

Films like Blade Runner 2049 project male fantasies by placing women in roles of domestic servitude.

The film collective exploring the intersection between feminism and horror

By Matt Turner

The Finals Girls showcases exciting female voices in genre cinema.

Meet the exciting young directors behind animation’s female revolution

By Alex King

Greece’s Anima Syros festival provided a platform for a bright new generation of women animators.

Nova magazine is making its return in a new film

By Natalie Wardle

The cult feminist title captured the radical spirit of women’s liberation the 1960s and ’70s.

Hard Corps: Women in power and the politics of taking action

By Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

More and more movies are featuring female characters with strength, agency and a drive to take action. What took them so damn long?

Drew Barrymore is joining the female horror revolution

By Sofie Steenhaut

The all-female Black Rose Anthology is a necessary catalyst for achieving gender equality in the genre.

Hollywood mustn’t let Patty Jenkins become the exception that proves the rule

By Emily Bray

The Wonder Woman director has fully earned her shot at a sequel, but for now her success story remains an anomaly.

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