The Receptionist

Many of us have fallen on hard times, trying to make our pennies stretch until the end of the month, worrying about how we will find the money to pay for rent. The main character Tina (played by the exceptional Teresa Daley) in The Receptionist is in dire financial straits, trying to find work but […]

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Femme Filmmakers Festival: 2018 Full Line-Up Announced

Femme Filmmakers Festival is an online film festival showcasing the works directed by women. This year’s event runs Friday 7th September – Sunday 16th September 2018. Promoting and encouraging live viewings, with details of where to stream / watch. This includes feature films and a curated selection of short films. Special focus on certain directors, […]

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Money! Money! Money! Generation Wealth Review

Just what can money buy you? Status, class, authority, respect, infamy, a presidency? The list of things you can gain with a little (or rather a lot) of green, is endless. In the Western society, money makes the world go around. However, we all know the old saying: Money can’t buy you happiness. Certainly, we […]

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Unseen – Call for Support

Here at Filmotomy we like to promote new and emerging talent, and films from female, LGBT and minority directors, the films that don’t get enough attention and need to be talked about. After speaking to the wonderful Lotus Hannon, who is the writer and director of an upcoming short film Unseen, I knew I had […]

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The Day in a Life of a Woman: Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

There is nothing quite like the 1975 domestic drama Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. A three-hour epic, that follows the life of mother, Jeanne (Delphine Seyrig), as she goes about her day completing mundane tasks – such as peeling potatoes, and washing up. But as the film develops, the mundane slips away and […]

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First Reactions: Rafiki

What should have been a happy time for director Wanuri Kahiu was peppered with sadness. Her moving drama about two young Kenyan girls falling in love was selected as the first Kenyan film to be shown at Cannes, however the film has been banned from being shown in her home country.  In an interview director […]

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Filmotomy Exclusive Interview: Jillian Clare the Director of ‘To The Beat.’

Here at Filmotomy we were given the exclusive opportunity to view To The Beat, a highly enjoyable, teen dance flick that will leave you with a smile on your face. To The Beat was directed by Jillian Clare, an actress has appeared on both the big and small screen in numerous projects including her double […]

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There Ain’t Nothing Like Deborah Kampmeier’s Hounddog

Hounddog is a tragedy of a film. It’s a tragedy, on one level, because it is quite simply an artistic disaster. But mostly it is a tragedy because of the way it uses and abuses its starring actress—the then 12-year-old Dakota Fanning. Brett McCracken for Christianity Today On paper this film sounds like it wouldn’t […]

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Exclusive Interview with Marta Genova from London Feminist Film Festival

Here at Filmotomy, we are keen supporters on female filmmakers, and are all in agreement that women need more opportunity in film. We were giving the exclusive opportunity to speak to London Feminist Film Festival, which is an independent festival set up in 2012, which celebrates feminist films past and present from international women directors. […]

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71st Festival de Cannes Film Line-up

As the 71st Cannes Film Festival quickly approaches, the French Riviera is alive with the sound of movies. That is, if you can hear it above the Oohs and Aahs from the proclaimed lack of female directors, the ill-timed Netflix fiasco, early screenings and red carpet selfie halt. The official selection for the 2018 festival […]

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Filmotomy Podcast Episode 23:

The Red Pill

Welcome to episode 23. In this episode, Bee hosts Rob, Jonathan, and Al as we discuss the results of her Twitter poll questions about films of 1999, and then we delve into the documentary The Red Pill from 2016, directed by Cassie Jaye (@Cassie_Jaye) which chronicles her journey into the mysterious and polarizing Men’s Rights […]

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Trapped in the Rat Race: Revisiting Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcatcher

With the recent release of You Were Never Really Here, and the Rewind year at Filmotomy, it seems only fitting to revisit Lynne Ramsay’s debut film which came out in the glorious year of film, 1999. Ratcatcher was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival and won its director […]

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Documentary Review – Mommy Dead and Dearest

A mother is supposed to take care of their child through any sickness, and on the surface this seemed to be the case with mother Dee Dee and her daughter Gypsy Rose Blanchard. But it’s as Sheriff Arnott says during the film, “Things are not always as they appear.” And in June 2015, the police arrived at the […]

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Short Film Review: Mrs. Poucheau

At some point in our lives, we will inevitably experience the loss of a loved one. It’s a sad and bitter truth of human life, and we will all experience grief in different ways. The subject of Amanda Lago’s new short, Mrs. Poucheau is about an individual’s experience with loss and grief and addresses our […]

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Lina Wertmüller & Her Frames of Rebellion

Lina Wertmüller will open your mind, make you laugh, wince, and, at some point, probably piss you off. She was a force in 20th Century filmmaking, and the likes of Jane Campion, Sophia Coppola, Kathryn Bigelow and Greta Gerwig owe her a huge abbracciare for the path she carved through the male-dominated jungle of film directing.

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Direct Like a Woman: Great Films Made by Female Filmmakers

What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than to sit down and watch some excellent films directed by some extremely talented women. This is a list of critically acclaimed films which you might be unaware that they were directed by women. These films are a variety of different genres, with different themes, characters and aesthetic appearance, but all […]

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Femininity in Crisis: Exploring the Representation of Femininity in the Films of 2017

2017 saw some excellent female characters being presented on screen. From the likes of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, to Saoirse Ronan’s Lady Bird, to Margot Robbie’s Tonya Harding, to Frances McDormand’s Mildred. These four characters come from different backgrounds; they are a range of different ages, belonging to different social classes and different time periods, but evidently […]

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For Your Consideration: Wonder Woman, Best Picture

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman, the film, mercifully ticks all the big screen entertainment boxes here. Gracefully progressing from one crucial sequence to the next, the comic book revival picture is a milestone as well as an experience. Joining the awards season debates early, it is of course one of many movies of 2017 that was tagged with […]

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Free To Watch On MUBI Now: 7 Movies You Haven’t Seen

The undiscovered world of film for many of you will include the movie on demand website MUBI. This is more than just a streaming service. Not only does MUBI allow you to watch so many off-the-radar films, but it is also a vast community of film-lovers, an endless movie catalog, as well as an abundance […]

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For Your Consideration: Rachel Morrison, Best Cinematography, MUDBOUND

This is the closest a woman has gotten to being nominated for an Oscar in that impenetrable fortress of a category. As Morrison said when she was accepting her Kodak Vision Award in 2013, “It baffles me how women remain such a minority in an industry whose primary currency is visualizing human emotion….”

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