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Lauren

Lauren Humphries-Brooks is a writer, editor, and media journalist. She holds a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies from New York University, and in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh. She regularly contributes to film and pop culture websites, and has written extensively on Classical Hollywood, British horror films, and the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres. She currently works as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader.

DameStruck: Murder by Contract (1958)

Last week, film lovers had reason to rejoice with the launch of the Criterion Channel, an offshoot of the sadly defunct FilmStruck run by the Criterion Collection. FilmStruck was both a wonderful resource and a source of entertainment, and the hope is that Criterion Channel will carry on […]

DameStruck: Harriet Craig (1950)

I was going to cover the launch of the Criterion Channel this week, but then I realized I hadn’t yet written about one of the hidden classics buried in Amazon Prime’s back catalogue. Prime has an odd array of classic films, many of them public domain titles that […]

DameStruck: Daguerreotypes (1976)

With Agnes Varda passing away this week, the internet has been awash in discussions of her films, with suggestions on what films to watch, and where. Though most of us agree that we should all watch Cleo 5 to 7, Varda has such a copious and varied filmography […]

DameStruck: Johnny Guitar (1954)

Hulu tends to get overlooked when it comes to streaming availability. It’s neither a boutique service for classics and arthouse, as FilmStruck was, Criterion Channel will be, and Kanopy is, nor the Big Bad/Savior of Cinema that Netflix wants to present itself as. But Hulu actually has some […]

DameStruck: Lisa and the Devil (1974)

While Dario Argento’s films eased me into the fun of some weird-ass Italian horror, Mario Bava is the reason I’ve stayed. Bava is more fun-loving than Argento, and certainly delights in the macabre a bit more. Almost any of his films are worth watching – I’d recommend starting […]