Tag: women roles in film

Complicated Females and True Wo-mance: Redefining the Coming-of-age Genre with Lady Bird

“I wish I could live through something,” laments the titular character in the opening scene of Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) is a 17-year-old girl teetering on the brink of “adulthood” – inverted commas required here, because I am over a decade older than Gerwig’s protagonist and […]

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Why ‘The Hunger Games’ Is So Revolutionary To The Role of Women In Film

I was captured by the suspense-driven plot from the beginning and I was not alone in the love of this franchise. Catching Fire: Part II, the final instalment of The Hunger Games series, has had the 4th biggest box office weekend opening in history. As the final film approaches us this month I wanted to reflect […]

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