Tag: Femme Fatale

Film Noir Without the Femme Fatale: André De Toth’s ‘Pitfall’ and ‘Crime Wave’

“In ‘Pitfall’ and ‘Crime Wave,’ two seminal films bookending the classic noir cycle, director André De Toth develops a more nuanced view of marriage and the married couple.”

Gazing at ‘Red Sparrow’

“‘Red Sparrow’ is no feminist masterwork — far from it. However, in its depiction of a male world full of predators — a patriarchal system constructed to oppress, exploit and then discard women — perhaps it offers a valuable first step towards that badly needed change.”