The Citizen Dames spend a lot of time talking about women and with Mother’s Day this weekend they’re turning their attention towards the women who give us life. We’re looking at our five favorite depictions of motherhood in movies! Leave us your favorite movie moms in the comments […]
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.
In a time of new political upheaval, it’s somehow not surprising that a number of films are turning to the 1960s and 70s to take on the permutations of radical action. One of the more notorious cases was the Patty Hearst kidnapping in 1974, when Hearst was kidnapped […]
Martha: A Picture Story opens with scenes of an older woman calmly putting batteries into a camera, turning up the hood of her black hoodie, and heading out into the night. She meets a group of masked young men, their voices obscured and faces blurred. They proceed to […]
As #MeToo reckons with the long-reigning patriarchy and reveals more abusive behavior by men (and some women) in positions of power and influence, more films have shed light on the sometimes decades-long abuses and the effects on victims and on society at large. Documentaries about Roger Ailes, Harvey […]
Terry Gilliam’s long-gestating project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is already better known for its complex production history than for the film itself. Gilliam began working on a version of the project nearly thirty years ago. It has since gone through floods, lightning strikes, cast and crew […]
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 […]
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 […]