Ten Women Who Defined and Evolved Horror’s Final Girl Trope

Ten Women Who Defined and Evolved Horror’s Final Girl Trope

Ten of horror’s most important final girls, from Sally Hardesty of ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ to Laurie Strode of ‘Halloween’, Ellen Ripley of ‘Alien’ and beyond. List by Margaret Roarty.

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Arrival and the Language of Cinema

Arrival and the Language of Cinema

In his 2016 science fiction film ‘Arrival’, director Denis Villeneuve expertly uses the power of cinematic language to take us on a mind bending journey of love, loss, and the inevitability of time. Essay by Margaret Roarty.

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‘In the Cut’ and How Marriage Can Kill You, Actually

‘In the Cut’ and How Marriage Can Kill You, Actually

How Jane Campion erotic thriller ‘In the Cut’ (2003) starring Meg Ryan subverted the expectations of the erotic thriller genre and has gone underappreciated for close to two decades. Article by Margaret Roarty.

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