When we watch a movie, we are consuming an image presented to us, with established tropes, perceptions of beauty and relationships, and often from only one perspective (it's easy to guess which one, too). Independent filmmaker and professor Nina Menkes' documentary, Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power, turns the spotlight on who is creating the images and points of... Continue Reading →
The Women of Hounds of Love (Spoilers Ahead)
In Hounds of Love, Ben Young’s first feature-length film, a murderous couple in the city of Perth, Australia, stalks teenage girls to fulfil their sexual fantasies. The acts are orchestrated by John (Stephen Curry), a sexual predator who is cold, mean and conniving. His character is riveting because Young gives you just enough to wonder... Continue Reading →
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