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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

“Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice” – George Jackson From the beginning of this seemingly frothy chick-flick, our protagonist Andrea (affectionately known as Andy and played fantastically well by Anne Hathaway) is a recent graduate of Northwestern University, studying Law. She rejects an offer from Stanford Law School in order … Continue reading

Film / Film with Female Lead / Gender Politics / Philosophy / Review

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

“Do you ever have that feeling where you can’t tell if something’s a memory of it’s something you dreamed?” The first few seconds of the film opens on a secluded ranch; at first sight, we see a peaceful and simple existence. Cut to an unhappy young woman (Elizabeth Olsen) laying the dinner table (for whom, … Continue reading

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The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)

“Remember that the heart is the body’s strongest muscle.” Vadim Perelman’s (director of the fantastic House of Sand and Fog) exquisitely depressing film is a tale of guilt, redemption and friendship set amongst the backdrop of angst-filled high school years. A beautiful story of two best friends, Maureen (Eva Amurri) and Diana (Evan Rachel Wood) … Continue reading