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Feminist witch; Dr of film. Writing about Star Wars. Championing women in film @MAI_Journal & @feministartfest. Film critic for Sight & Sound, BBC, etc.

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Joined Twitter 8/9/11


@matgb I too just got hailed on! @NavalAirHistory Loool @GreedyRunner Ha yes. But then it wouldn't be a question, and would start with a 1st person VO. 'There was a time,… https://t.co/TN3wONaGaU @vellis6 Ha, very on trend @rlsgla Not entirely. Could have been a weird anxiety dreamAnyone remember the time before the storms came when we used to go outside? @meganfinola @goulcher I'm good! Hope you're well too? You still in London? x @enchantedbyfilm @amyharris7721 @cheshellen @BritFilmMelanie @BoltonsMotors @MTWSoton @sarahsmythlou @DavidSForresthttps://t.co/fx2tWIeP2F @meganfinola @goulcher Omg Meg! It's been ages. Gorgeous pic x
2/22
2020
I wonder where the 'draw me like one of your French girls' sketch is now... How many were there? Is it in an offici… https://t.co/boBNnYsQsI @CineFeline Oh will look it up. There's something stylistically similar and both sites of fantasy/history brought b… https://t.co/TN2nnubqfM @joelcacooney Is that from Avatar?'You see people' 'I see you' MY HEART 😭😭😭 https://t.co/zkFb1ZeWLnAlso the score and aerial shots make this a companion piece to Jurassic Park (has anyone written about this?) and y… https://t.co/7YxwQhoDf1I've seen this film in excess of 20 times but on every rewatch I forget a) how 90s the main title looks and b) that… https://t.co/OBboAFn64FFeeling ill and sad so now seems like the perfect time to drink wine, eat the ice cream I found in the freezer but… https://t.co/6W9NR6KpLC @DrBenLitherland Yep. Also basic rules about respect and manadatory unconscious (well, conscious, in many cases) bi… https://t.co/TDa4Pj4fgy @DrBenLitherland Lol. Wish I could get senior colleagues to agree to edit out the sexist ones that personally criti… https://t.co/wVlgki749g @BlackPlumes1850 Thank you! It's a good way of adding to them very slowly. A post-viva one is a great way to commemorate it!A couple of years ago I decided that every time I write a book I'll get a tattoo. So, here's my new tarot and horos… https://t.co/S27qhQOigy @ruth_gilbert Wow. This is through-the-looking-glass dystopian.Your friendly reminder that if you're on strike right now and have a Mubi account (free for students) you should go… https://t.co/t8cSiwNBc2
2/21
2020
@ruth_gilbert Can you IMAGINE the angst if that'd been recorded over?! I got similarly invested in R&J and What's Eating Gilbert Grape @linda83ross Same. Adam Driver, Cate Blanchett, Dev Patel... none of them will ever come close to my all-consuming… https://t.co/Enxvbs7qvo @joelcacooney Good question. Patriarchy? Weinstein or something similar? A not very good agent? Turned down scripts… https://t.co/t99IwzyePr @GraemeVirtue Should have been the headline!Leo was definitely already a star and my 11yr-old self would have fought you to the death if you'd suggested otherw… https://t.co/Sb2YGjRJSW @ruth_gilbert Thank you!My favourite film of 2019. You know what to do #ReclaimTheFrame https://t.co/wvQzgtjjC1Solidarity with everyone on the picket lines this morning. I'm suffering with a probable chest infection so won't b… https://t.co/vYXOsweG8F
2/20
2020
Everyone working in higher ed should read this. Universities need to step up and we need to stop assuming that exis… https://t.co/hrkzfrem0q @ladymede Omg.Hey friends! @dardishi festival is this weekend at @cca_glasgow! It’s a 3 day festival jam-packed with events lead… https://t.co/N7mkzMu1Vp
Retweeted by Becca HarrisonThis is the final supercut for my 'Indy Vinyl' project. Partly by reproducing media reports of sexual violence, it… https://t.co/KkbsqsyT2E
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2/19
2020
@NickXHall @stemorgs Hang on... WHAT. I feel like I'm going to need to come back and read this tweet in the morning… https://t.co/GHHULK9C4t @NickXHall @stemorgs I'd love to do a course that begins with that question and then resources students to practica… https://t.co/UMWkM58jyD @stemorgs That'd be cool too, and it did cross my mind. I think we'll kind of cover that within this framework thou… https://t.co/y0Bd82oH4LI'll soon release my final Indy Vinyl supercut. It confronts the fact that the US indie films in my corpus stem fro… https://t.co/LJi0Q7OXGY
Retweeted by Becca Harrison @iangarwoodfilm This is a really useful thread! There's a couple of things in here I haven't read beforeCampaign to stop everyone on this website using the words 'gaslighting' 'erased' and 'abusive' unless they've sat a… https://t.co/FR26kQxulm @tangoldman It's taken long enough to get to this point... and it has made me realise why I often find teaching so challenging! @stemorgs Once it's finished I'll happily share. Currently I have fairground rides, trains pt 1, electricity, proje… https://t.co/aOHkZcD2CK
2/18
2020
I've just written a new undergrad course all about the history of cinema and tech and the joy of putting together a… https://t.co/DEwh7sm84JBest summary of most men tbf https://t.co/jn1k8wTCIK @tom_bond It's never OTT to discuss the origins of a word. Identity, representation and possible appropriation all… https://t.co/b1ddeoJJey @tom_bond And yes, 'talking about it first' NEEDS CITING. THAT'S LITERALLY HOW CITATIONS WORK. I wish one person wa… https://t.co/ba0ojuRK91 @tom_bond Jesus it's really not hard. 'Inspired by'. 'Drawing on the work of...' 'Responding in part to.' There are… https://t.co/Edp2cDSHmQ @tom_bond They didn't demand a starring role. A black word has been appropriated by a very very white org. Black wo… https://t.co/8ywK02jfzu @tom_bond I'm not a fan of the way it's played out and blamed one individual. But a) they haven't claimed to invent… https://t.co/AVTSjDbKMg
2/17
2020
This weekend I've watched or read as three different women have all had their reputations trashed in public over th… https://t.co/s9zST35l8n @BenHalligan @AudreyEstok @BloomsburyMedia I have but not sure I get the Leia vibes though (maybe an Imperial-esque outfit I guess?)
2/16
2020
@ladymede Next time I peel myself off the sofa I'll send pics @SimoneWebbUCL I went through a phase of doing a lot of half marathons a few years ago. Never ate while running (to… https://t.co/8KwKo18dU2My friends made me valentines cards from our pets and they're so cute they've cured my post-wine headache, sorted m… https://t.co/ZJLTD5AnCr @razzbingo @peterbennyson Pictures? I don't know what this is but it sounds delicious (I was sold at aubergines)
2/15
2020
@AndrewMoor1 I... I don't know?! I want to believe that they are but something's telling me no @ValerieComplex Ohhh we should def go for a fancy dinner date at the next festival we coincide at @ValerieComplex 💜💜💜 (this has made my day, I withdraw my cancellation)Seriously how has no one said 'Rey of Light' already https://t.co/CBcmZxpqlk @Marlow22 Different rules apply if they're contacting me from beyond the grave though @jendavies @MikeSamuel8 I was reading a bit about it last night! It has an interesting history... didn't get that f… https://t.co/vOnZ0pMDvk @razzbingo yeah true BUT if someone went all-out goth VD I would be into it @markboynz Thank you! That's very kind. I like this idea of positive affirmations rather than the more cynical academic valentines hashtagI have not received any declarations of undying/undead love. I am not haunted by the appearance of a handmade gift… https://t.co/J126ILlwAm @LizzieLay Ha of course! It all looks pretty up our respective streets. I'm hoping it makes an appearance at Cannes… https://t.co/7FHjEbNxMH @pennyb @Nicky___R Yes!!! Trying to unpick all the emotions = bad and logic = good academic nonsense is an added complication @pennyb @Nicky___R Exactly. I did a biography of a silent film star and found the line between 'men destroyed her r… https://t.co/QKFZ6jVfpr @pennyb @Nicky___R (sorry Penny, not research-plaining you there. Replying to Nicky and realised I'd responded to y… https://t.co/CjDOOqutd6 @pennyb @Nicky___R Agreed. This can go the other way, too - I started some work a couple of years ago about the lim… https://t.co/ycd3FZ1bY8
2/14
2020
@outwither Ohhh what about coal? I have a whole early film project about materials and coal and imperial imports/ex… https://t.co/q07UV9xMWZ @hagenilda This, plus the fact he's one of the warmest, most sympathetic actors around. I love him in everything he… https://t.co/ljtIexwvtU @MikeSamuel8 I DID NOT KNOW THIS. There's def an essay/article in here...This does nothing to diminish my opinion that everything is improved by the presence of Dev Patel https://t.co/PdwHzliaX4 @NicoleFroio It's a great article and gets at (more thoughtfully than me!) some of the great elements of the film.… https://t.co/hil0GyItiA @mjk1974 I'd need to watch both films again to do a detailed analysis - just recall those were my initial impressions a few months ago @mjk1974 Oh I was thinking more of the scout camp than in the family home @NicoleFroio Ohh interesting! Going to read this on the train home. That's another aspect I hadn't thought aboutAnyway there were things I was uncertain about in that film but its courage in saying 'hey, actually US and British… https://t.co/xGswnGBQPwIt's ages since I saw Jojo Rabbit but remember thinking it transplanted Moonrise Kingdom into Nazi Germany and made… https://t.co/4ImsJLe8iWSeeing talk about The French Despatch has reminded me of one of the bravest things (to my mind) about Jojo Rabbit..… https://t.co/OsI5EGZbKnReviews w/ @BeccaEHarrison of Emma, Sonic the Hedgehog and Do No Harm: A Manual for Modern Torture (aka Eminent Mon… https://t.co/690bF3r5Vt
Retweeted by Becca Harrison @jendavies Was that the one that I saw in the distance and then it DISAPPEARED off Vicky Rd before it got to my sto… https://t.co/D9GDOwXIoDHave an epic day of meetings, more meetings, dashing to Edinburgh to do radio, dashing back to Glasgow for dance cl… https://t.co/0ywdqS2qIK @LauraJaneMayne That's not to say we can't help people do nec academic tasks and tell them what to expect. But how… https://t.co/1j4bVQ4Gb5 @LauraJaneMayne I have this chat with all prospective supervisees before they start. The strikes do the rest 😔. I'm… https://t.co/JBzvGY7idB
2/13
2020
@CarmenChloie @_jarking I find business cards really useful! At festivals, conferences, events, etc., and often peo… https://t.co/tyqknkSe3JIn my personal headcanon terrible Hollywood men have ceased to exist so I'm thrilled to see Knives Out was the most… https://t.co/TQ1hPZjXgSTW: rape, assault Months in the making and the most important ⁦@BBCNews⁩ investigation I’ve done. These students w… https://t.co/ydfwTNcu68
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2/12
2020
@Scientits @AudreyEstok @BloomsburyMedia So am I! Just want to see it in print now @ValerieComplex @AudreyEstok @BloomsburyMedia Thanks! I'm so excited for Oct. @MegenJM I was asked to suggest an artist/artists but the publisher had the final say. Then they asked me if I had… https://t.co/740ZXOxvPx @lrbobrien @AudreyEstok @BloomsburyMedia I think they're re-releasing a lot (all?) of them with new artwork @MillicentOnFilm @AudreyEstok @BloomsburyMedia ha in this case I really can't take any credit! I'm really nervous a… https://t.co/Qv2N32BuCy @LaurenGallaway @AudreyEstok @BloomsburyMedia I know... I got genuinely tearful when I first saw it @cake_emu @AudreyEstok @BloomsburyMedia yep, the 'who' is an important theme in the book! and I really wanted the c… https://t.co/JgtVRvdgb9Apparently the cover of my BFI The Empire Strikes Back book is no longer embargoed and I'm so so excited to share i… https://t.co/F2cF5QATiC
2/11
2020
@cgl_119 Ahha, that makes sense! (I thought LW was great fwiw). There's a broader question here about what the purp… https://t.co/2nJsvxpVv9 @ReadtheShakey I too would have made this joke. Probably unapologetically. @hagenilda Exactly! Got lulled into a false sense of security writing the short book on study leave. Now I'm back t… https://t.co/Ui2YBxTaGZ @hagenilda I get sick of explaining the basic premise and why it's important over and over again only to have funde… https://t.co/FZd16oOQsO
2/10
2020

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