Last year I reviewed the blistering documentary examining the Steubenville rape case, Roll, Red Roll. One of the first major cases to bring the concept of rape culture into the media, the Steubenville story remains a hot-button topic and director Nancy Schwartzman’s documentary was a must-watch for anyone […]
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Director Norah Shapiro’s Time for Ilhan is a fantastic entry into the seemingly large spate of female-fronted political documentaries. (Want more? Check out RBG and Netflix’s Knock Down the House.) We may be living in a chronic dumpster fire, but watching these docs gives a little spark that […]
When United 93 came out in 2006 watching it felt like a necessity. With the 9/11 terrorist attack happening just five years prior, there wasn’t necessarily a question about whether it was in good taste but that it was important to honor the victims by enmeshing ourselves in […]
There’s a moment in Norah Shapiro’s documentary, Time for Ilhan, when Ilhan Omar says men can just wake up one day and decide to be a politician while women aren’t afforded that luxury. Yet Omar herself defied the odds to become the first Somali woman ever elected to […]
As has been documented in books, documentaries, and this very website, horror is a gendered genre. The response a woman will have while watching a horror film is vastly different than if a male is watching. How women react to specific situations in a horror film can immediately […]
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