Movies

On the surface, horror and feminism don’t seem to mix well. The film industry itself is dominated by men, but horror is especially chock full of sexist tropes and air-headed female characters. For example, the “final girl” phenomenon, where the last living female character comes face to face with the killer, is misogynistic in its origins. Is it a coincidence that all of the female characters murdered before her were sexually promiscuous and the only woman left to tell the story is a “good girl”...
With Pride Month coming to a close, you might be looking for some movies to watch. Too often, even when it comes to LGBT stories, we see white men and women directors overrepresented; women of color are often overlooked when it comes to directing and the LGBT community as a whole. We compiled a list of 16 LGBT movies directed by women of color that you can enjoy this Pride Month — and beyond. 1. Pariah (2011), directed by Dee Rees Dee Rees’s feature-length debut, Pariah, follows the journey...
  Early last week, news broke that Twilight star, Kristen Stewart, will be playing the one and only Diana, Princess of Wales in an upcoming film. Set in the early 1990s amidst Diana’s divorce from Prince Charles, there is much to be excited about in terms of a new film about the feminist icon, but a great deal about the film has left some fans confused as well. Here’s everything we know so far: With a screenplay written by Steven Knight of Peaky Blinders, the upcoming biopic,...
Come sisters, we fly! Mary, Sarah and Winifred Sanderson are set to return to the screen in a Hocus Pocus sequel 27 long years after the original film came out and over 327 since they first prowled the streets of Salem stealing the souls of children, but who’s counting? The 1993 film was by no means a box office hit. Directed by Kenny Ortega and released in the middle of July, Hocus Pocus only made about $40 million in the box office (not a great...
A couple days ago, BUST recommended 10 movies and documentaries about racism and police brutality that white people have to watch to educate themselves on the issues surrounding the Black Lives Matter protests that are taking place globally. And while many companies, like Netflix, are trying to address the issue by compiling a list of black movies and shows together to highlight Black History and achievements, there is something that must be discussed. During the week of June 4, The Help was one of the most...
More than ever, it is important that we amplify black voices without overshadowing them. Allies have to do so much more to further ourselves not just as not racist but as anti-racist. Joining the protests and donating bail is helpful, but we must also actively educate ourselves on the issues at hand. To start, here are 10 documentaries and movies that can help teach more about racism and police brutality in America: 1. Selma (YouTube)Just to see how little has truly changed, you should first watch the...
Rising star Dani Montalvo plays titular character Lorena Bobbitt in Lifetime's I Was Lorena Bobbitt which premiered on Monday, May 25. I Was Lorena Bobbitt depicts the John and Lorena Bobbitt case that made headlines in the early '90s, when Lorena, after years of abuse from her husband, cut off his penis while he was asleep. This beautiful TV movie drama, directed by Danishka Esterhazy, received incredible reviews and many went to social media to show their support of the movie that Bobbitt herself executive produced. Like...
If you need a heartfelt Indie flick to watch during quarantine, we suggest you start with Clementine. Sydney Sweeney stars in Lara Gallagher’s directorial drama debut Clementine with Otmara Marrero. As we’ve seen time and time again in works like Euphoria, Sharp Objects, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the 22-year-old from Washington is a powerhouse performer. In Clementine, Sydney plays Lana, an impressionable young woman who tries to start a relationship with an older woman searching for refuge at her ex’s lake house. The...
The latest in a line of thrillers starring The Handmaid’s Tale’s Elisabeth Moss is Shirley, a movie adaptation of a book by the same name about a moment in the life of legendary horror author, Shirley Jackson. Perhaps best known for her short story “The Lottery,” which just about everyone and their mom was asked to read at some point in middle school or high school, one might go as far to name Jackson the mother of modern horror (falling only second to the grandmother...
It is May 4 — also known as Star Wars Day. The day when fans all over the world come together to celebrate their love of an epic space saga from a galaxy far, far away.  Over the last 40 years, people have fallen in love with Star Wars, but it’s hard to talk about the fans without talking about the gatekeepers. As a late blooming Star Wars lover myself, I was afraid to jump into Star Wars because of the rabid male fan base. But here...