Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette explores the rising tension between the equal rights movement, determined to get women the vote, and the government in the early years of the twentieth century. With peaceful protests having gone ignored for too long, Emmeline Pankhurst encourages her foot soldiers to fight with actions instead of words. Maud Watts has worked in … Continue reading


There is something eerie and claustrophobic about setting films in small communities; perhaps Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man is a good example. Such settings have always been ideal for murder mysteries and “whodunit” thrillers. John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary takes advantage of such a setting but uses it in a very unique way. The film begins when Father James Lavelle … Continue reading