Although far from perfect, the representation of women in film has somewhat improved in recent years. From Rosamund Pike’s ‘Marla’ in I Care A Lot to Olivia Colman’s ‘Queen Ann’ in The Favourite, women are finally being put front and centre and receiving more opportunities to play characters outside of the usual tropes and stereotypes seen in your typical Hollywood film. Give these films a watch this International Women’s Day, and think about some other ways that you could participate meaningfully. Happy viewing!
Movie Barf’s Best Soundtracks of 2018
It certainly wasn’t the most exciting year ever in the soundtrack world, but 2018 was at least the year that musicians-turned-composers really got to shine. From Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and Arcade Fire’s Colin Stetson, to Jóhann Jóhannsson’s… Jóhann Jóhannsson and… Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, here are my personal picks for soundtracks of the year. Keep in mind, this list only includes original film scores released in the year 2018. Scroll down for the Spotify playlist. Enjoy!
Suspiria review – Guadagnino’s superb ‘horror epic’ is a must see
The new Suspiria is more of a rebirth than a remake. A spellbinding ambitious art film that cleverly, albeit brutally, assaults the senses with its nightmarish imagery and explores unrelenting violence. The violence that occurs through abuses of power, both with politics and with women. It feels as timely today as it would have been confined within the wall of 1970s’ Berlin, which is where this very feminist horror epic takes place.
Suspiria trailer – Guadagnino’s remake looks creepy as hell
A new full-length Suspiria trailer has dropped and it confirms that the Argento remake is going to be one creepy outing.