Film Reviews

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

At its surface, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a deceptively simple historical drama. A painter Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned to paint the portrait of former convent girl Heloise (Adèle Haenel) before she is set to marry a Milanese nobleman. Heloise, however, rejects the marriage and refuses to pose, so Marianne must paint […]


Cannes 2018 showcases truly international talent – but where are the women?

Content warning: sexual assault It’s that time of year again, when the red carpet steps roll out and the film industry’s greatest titans, newcomers, and journalists step into the scintillating sun for one of the biggest events in film: the Cannes Film Festival. The 71st annual festival will take place from May 8 to 19 […]