Film Poems: a discussion about the films of Margaret Tait at the BFI

It was a real pleasure to discuss the films of Margaret Tait with Peter Todd, So Mayer and Lucy Reynolds at the BFI on 5 November.

Film Poems: a discussion about the films of Margaret Tait at the BFI

It was a real pleasure to discuss the films of Margaret Tait with Peter Todd, So Mayer and Lucy Reynolds at the BFI on 5 November.

Whose story? Working class women on screen: a discussion at the BFI

I recently led a panel discussion in the BFI’s Reuben Library, in which actor Valerie Edmond, film programmer Tega Okiti, and writer and researcher Thirza Wakefield discussed depictions of working class women and girls on screen, asking: what makes a working class

Whose story? Working class women on screen: a discussion at the BFI

I recently led a panel discussion in the BFI’s Reuben Library, in which actor Valerie Edmond, film programmer Tega Okiti, and writer and researcher Thirza Wakefield discussed depictions of working class women and girls on screen, asking: what makes a working class

A radical vision in east London: an article about Four Corners & Camerawork for Sight & Sound

I wrote about the radical history of collaborative filmmaking and community photography at the Four Corners workshop and Camerawork in Bethnal Green for Sight & Sound.

A radical vision in east London: an article about Four Corners & Camerawork for Sight & Sound

I wrote about the radical history of collaborative filmmaking and community photography at the Four Corners workshop and Camerawork in Bethnal Green for Sight & Sound.

Primal Screen: a review of a book on Ingmar Bergman’s Face to Face for the TLS

I reviewed a new book on Ingmar Bergman’s overlooked film for the TLS.

Primal Screen: a review of a book on Ingmar Bergman’s Face to Face for the TLS

I reviewed a new book on Ingmar Bergman’s overlooked film for the TLS.

Political Capital from Embittered Youth: a review of Tish Murtha at the Photographer’s Gallery for frieze

What do pictures of 1970s Tyneside tells us about Britain now? A survey of Tish Murtha’s work at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, shows the compassion and conviction of the late documentary photographer.

Political Capital from Embittered Youth: a review of Tish Murtha at the Photographer’s Gallery for frieze

What do pictures of 1970s Tyneside tells us about Britain now? A survey of Tish Murtha’s work at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, shows the compassion and conviction of the late documentary photographer.

A Holiday From Reality: an essay on women and social realism for Sight & Sound

The kitchen sink films of the 1950s and the social realist tradition of Ken Loach have come to define British working-class cinema, but since the 90s women have been key to reimagining its range. 

A Holiday From Reality: an essay on women and social realism for Sight & Sound

The kitchen sink films of the 1950s and the social realist tradition of Ken Loach have come to define British working-class cinema, but since the 90s women have been key to reimagining its range. 

Dire Straights: an interview with Desiree Akhavan for Sight & Sound

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Desiree Akhavan’s 1990s-set tale of a young woman sent to a rural gay conversion therapy centre run by Christians, combines the drama of Carrie with the ease and fun of a John Hughes film.

Dire Straights: an interview with Desiree Akhavan for Sight & Sound

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Desiree Akhavan’s 1990s-set tale of a young woman sent to a rural gay conversion therapy centre run by Christians, combines the drama of Carrie with the ease and fun of a John Hughes film.