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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: Uptight (1968)

One of the things that I missed most about FilmStruck was its curation, its ability to recommend and publicize films that I’d never even heard of. And while we lost that to a degree, I’m glad to report that the Criterion Channel is still trying to fill that […]

Citizen Dame 5: Favorite Cinematic Mothers

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 […]

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 […]