Visual Vices

Cracking the celluloid ceiling, one day at a time.

Category Archives: Film Reel

Fill the Void – review

Reading time: 1.5 minutes Year of release: 2012 // Director: Rama Burshtein // Screenplay: Rama Burshtein // Starring: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg // Country: Israel Set in present-day … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Patrick Stewart on Violence Against Women

British actor Patrick Stewart Q&A at Comicpalooza 2013, giving an incredibly personal, impassioned answer to a question about his work with charities for battered women. Definitely worth a watch.

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Man, I Feel Like A Woman!

Or: How not to dissuade women from directing blockbusters Reading time: 3 minutes A couple of weeks ago, I was handed a free copy of French Stylist outside Blanche metro station. The heavens had … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Frozen River – review

Reading time: 1 minute Year of release: 2009 // Director: Courtney Hunt // Screenplay: Courtney Hunt // Starring: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott // Country: USA At the time … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Reaction Round-Up: The Merida Makeover

Reading time: 2 minutes Last week, Disney went and did something completely bonkers. Monday and Tuesday saw the Twittersphere explode in a blast of vented frustration, as more and more … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Trouble with Trance

Reading time: 2.5 minutes *SPOILER ALERT* // N.B. This is not a review Oh, Hollywood. Dear, naive Hollywood. Your most recent offering has just washed up on the shores of … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Join the Club

Reading time: 1.5 minutes I wonder how many people nowadays hold membership for their local film rental store.  Far fewer than ten years ago, that’s for certain. The practicality of … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

About Elly – review

Reading time: 2 minutes Year of UK release: 2012 // Director: Asghar Farhadi // Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi // Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini // Country: Iran Despite being released in … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Almodóvar Films

Reading time: 2 minutes Pedro Almodóvar is Spanish cinema. At least, that’s what many people outside of Spain believe. After two Oscars and countless other accolades won in his home country and … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment