First, a confession: when I proposed Earth Girls are Easy for this column, I kind of cheated, though not deliberately. I thought, “Hey, this is a movie from the 1980s about fuzzy space aliens who come to bang their way through the Valley. I loved it when I […]
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.
Director Haifaa al-Mansour’s Mary Shelley traces the life of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning), the daughter of William Godwin (Stephen Dillane) and Mary Wollstonecraft, through her relationship and eventual marriage to the poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth) and her writing of Frankenstein. The romance is the central focus […]
Last year will hopefully go down as a seminal year in film history. It was the year that began a historical reckoning with Hollywood and the film industry’s pattern of systemic sexual abuse and discrimination, as well as the year that female directors, writers, and critics made a […]
Michael Fassbender trudges through the deep Scandinavian snow, looking very tired and hungover. A gunshot rings out, despite the desolation and lack of any cover for miles. He collapses, blood oozing from a wound in his chest, staining the snow a deep crimson. As he raises his head […]