The Straight Story

David Lynch is my favorite film director. His movies and TV series absolutely blow my mind and influence my perspective on life. The Straight Story is a 1999 biographical road drama based on the true story of Alvin Straight and his journey across Iowa and Wisconsin on a lawn mower to meet his sick brother.... Continue Reading →

Forever My Favorite: The Man from Snowy River (1982)

When I was two years old, my parents took me along when they went to see The Man from Snowy River (1982) in the movie theater. I came out obsessed with horses, cowboys, a guy called Jim and a girl called Jessica, and Australia. And this has been my favorite movie ever since.  As a little girl,... Continue Reading →

Final Issue: Our Favorite Things

For ten years, our loyal Femnista writers have brought you wonderful new discoveries, analysis of favorite books, movies, and other entertainment, and our readers have delighted in following us on a series of themed-adventures… but all good things must come to an end! In this final issue of Femnista, we explore our favorite things—the shows,... Continue Reading →

All For Love: Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is not about the horror of ghosts, but the horror of humanity. It’s a thread that runs through all of his films. Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, and The Shape of Water are all populated with wondrous (and monstrous) creatures, yet all get cast in sympathetic lights as close-minded, destructive humans... Continue Reading →


Scream is a 90s slasher film. It’s special because it knows exactly what it is and makes fun of its own genre. There’s something fun about a show and its characters being aware of their own circumstances and openly mocking it. It’s part of a franchise with four movies under its belt and a 5th one due... Continue Reading →

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