Lauren Humphries-Brooks

Freelance Writer/Editor

Lauren Humphries-Brooks is a writer, editor, and media journalist. She holds a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies from New York University, and in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh. She regularly contributes to film and pop culture websites, and has written extensively on Classical Hollywood, British horror films, and the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres. She currently works as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader.

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Lauren Humphries-Brooks, CC2K Staff Writer

Lauren is a film critic, writer, editor, and angry feminist, with a Masters in Film Studies from NYU and a PhD in making men mad on Twitter.

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'Colette' indulges all the pleasures of the belle epoque

Written by: Lauren Humphries-Brooks, CC2K Staff Writer Is there a better candidate for a biopic than turn-of-the-century French novelist/actress Colette? Her story has...

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The Little Stranger (2018)

The atmospheric horror film tends to get shorter shrift from fans of horror than its more blood-thirsty brothers and sisters. It's more understated, more psychological, more...

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Black KkKlansman (2018)

Black KkKlansman (2018) With the release of Black KkKlansman, Spike Lee once again steps into his rightful place as a maker of bluntly provocative (and, incidentally, hilarious)...

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Madeline's Madeline (Fantasia 2018)

Josephine Decker's beautiful Madeline's Madeline shows at Fantasia 2018 this week, and once again I am at a loss of how to describe it with justice. Told primarily from the...

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Tigers Are Not Afraid (Fantasia 2018)

One of the opening scenes of Issa Lopez's magical realist fabula Tigers Are Not Afraid depicts a group of Mexican schoolchildren discussing with their teacher the elements of a...

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Rokuroku: The Promise of the Witch (Fantasia 2018)

I have been sitting here for the past five minutes, trying to decide how the hell to go about reviewing Rokuroku: The Promise of the Witch, now showing at Fantasia 2018. And I...

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Number 37 (Fantasia 2018)

We toss the phrase "Hitchcockian thriller" around an awful lot. It's become standard term for any thriller that uses clever plot devices, claustrophobic locations, or techniques...

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Boiled Angels: The Trial Of Mike Diana (Fantasia 2018)

Defenses of the First Amendment have been tossed around quite a lot recently. Roseanne Barr's supporters attempted to claim that critics violated First Amendment rights after...

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The Witch In The Window (Fantasia 2018)

With the rise of so-called "prestige horror" and the mainstream establishment beginning (yet again) to take the genre seriously, contemporary horror films have the unenviable...

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The Vanished (Fantasia 2018)

The Vanished is a twisty South Korean psychological thriller, a clever amalgam of classical cinematic influences - especially Diabolique-filtered through a powerful narrative...

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First Reformed (2018)

First Reformed represents director Paul Schrader's latest attempt to step back into the critically acclaimed arthouse fold, a world that has eluded him for some time. While he...

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Egg (Tribeca 2018)

Marianna Palka's deeply dark chamber comedy Egg explores issues of motherhood, female friendship, and social constructs during a single, brutally funny, equally uncomfortable...

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Disobedience (Tribeca 2018)

No, Disobedience is not "that Jewish lesbian movie." Nor is it the film where Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams make out. Yes, the characters they portray are Jewish, yes they are...

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Woman Walks Ahead (Tribeca 2018)

Woman Walks Ahead purports to tell the true story of the relationship between Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes) and Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a portrait artist who...