Father Gore’s Favourite 50+ Films Directed by Women

50+ of Father Gore’s favourite films directed by women, from the 1930s to current day.

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EYES WITHOUT A FACE & The Modern Gothic

Beautiful, haunting, modern Gothic horror. It’s called a classic for a reason.

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EXHIBIT A Offers Emotionally Superior Found Footage in a Sea of Mediocrity

An impressive found footage film that strikes at the heart of the everyday family.

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Cronenberg’s THE FLY Affirms Alexander Pope: A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing

Cronenberg and his body horror transform Vincent Price’s original into remake heaven, as man’s reach exceeds his grasp in this nasty modern classic.

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THE SHALLOWS Gives Us Genuinely Tense Shark Thrills

After JAWS, there haven’t been many genuinely excellent shark movies.
Luckily, now we have THE SHALLOWS.

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WE OWN THE NIGHT Examines a Family’s Violent Intersection at the Edge of Criminality & Law

This film never gets the credit it deserves. But it’s one of the best post-2000 crime-thrillers out there, directed/written by the one and only James Gray.

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The Perfect Husband is Scary and Scary Isn’t Always Good

The Perfect Husband. 2014 (released 2016 in Canada & America). Directed by Lucas Pavetto. Screenplay by Pavetto & Massimo Vavassoria. Starring Gabriella Wright, Bret Roberts, Carl Wharton, Tania Bambaci, Daniel Vivan, & Philippe Reinhardt. Artsploitation Films/DEA Film/Cobra Film/Nedioga Film. Not Rated. 85 minutes. Drama/Horror/Thriller ★★ So first of all, I want to thank the fineContinue reading “The Perfect Husband is Scary and Scary Isn’t Always Good”

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The Childhood of a Leader is One Darkly Vivid View of the Birth of Dictatorship at the Family Level

The Childhood of a Leader. 2016. Directed by Brady Corbet. Screenplay by Corbet & Mona Fastvold. Starring Tom Sweet, Robert Pattinson, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Bérénice Bejo, Caroline Boulton, Sophie Lane Curtis, Rebecca Dayan, Luca Bercovici, Yolande Moreau, Scott Alexander Young, Michael Epp, Jeremy Wheeler, & Roderick Hill. FilmTeam/Bow and Arrow Entertainment/Bron Capital Partners. Not Rated.Continue reading “The Childhood of a Leader is One Darkly Vivid View of the Birth of Dictatorship at the Family Level”

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Maryland: A Post-Modern Analysis of PTSD

Maryland (also billed as Disorder). 2016. Directed by Alice Winocour. Screenplay by Winocour & Jean-Stéphane Bron. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger, Paul Hamy, Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant, Percy Kemp, Victor Pontecorvo, Franck Torrecillas, Chems Eddine, Philippe Haddad, Jean-Louis Coulloc’h, Rachid Hafassa, David Colombo, & Rabia Elatache. Dharamsala/Darius Films/Mars Films. Rated PG. 98 minutes. Drama/Thriller ★★★★1/2 There have been plenty cracks,Continue reading “Maryland: A Post-Modern Analysis of PTSD”

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The Hospital: A Dark Bureaucratic Comedy

The Hospital. 1971. Directed by Arthur Hiller. Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky. Starring George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes, Richard Dysart, Stephen Elliott, Donald Harron, Andrew Duncan, Nancy Marchand, Jordan Charney, Roberts Blossom, Frances Sternhagen, & Katherine Helmond. Simcha Productions. Rated PG. 103 minutes. Comedy/Drama/Mystery ★★★★1/2 Arthur Hiller is probably most well known to peopleContinue reading “The Hospital: A Dark Bureaucratic Comedy”

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Apt Pupil is an Atmospheric but Watered Down King Adaptation

Apt Pupil. 1998. Directed by Bryan Singer. Screenplay by Brandon Boyce; based on the novella by Stephen King from the collection Different Seasons. Starring Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, Joshua Jackson, Mickey Cottrell, Michael Reid MacKay, Ann Dowd, Bruce Davison, James Karen, Marjorie Lovett, David Cooley, Blake Anthony Tibbetts, Heather McComb, Katherine Malone, Grace Sinden, &Continue reading “Apt Pupil is an Atmospheric but Watered Down King Adaptation”

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