Jennifer Kent

How Did the Babadook Become a Queer Icon?
There‘s a new gay icon in Hollywood currently enjoying a moment of enhanced visibility. If you find Ellen too squeaky-clean, Neil Patrick Harris too eager-to-please, or Lance Bass too Lance Bass, then you’re in luck, because a new LGBT champion has emerged from the shadows to capture t…
New Initiative Shines Light on Rising Female Directors
The controversy surrounding Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot seemed like it might have a silver lining; isn’t Hollywood’s diversity problem improving if we’re arguing about a major summer blockbuster starring four women? Sadly, the answer is no. But on the heels of a new s…
Possible ‘Captain Marvel’ Directors Emerge
Not long ago, Kevin Feige assured fans that Marvel would reveal the director and star of Captain Marvel most likely before the end of summer, if not the fall at the latest. Following yesterday’s report that Oscar-winner Brie Larson is in early talks for the title role comes word of two direct…
'Babadook' Director Jennifer Kent to Helm 'Alice and Freda'
After making her directorial debut with the intensely great The Babadook, we’ve all been waiting to see what Jennifer Kent would do next. The Australian director has selected her next project, and no, it’s not a superhero movie (thank goodness) — it’s Alice and Freda Fore…
'The Babadook' Wishes You a Merry, Scary Christmas
‘The Babadook’ is undoubtedly the scariest film of the year—not only that, but it’s also one of the best films of 2014, garnering acclaim from critics and audiences alike. The film, which is currently in theaters and on VOD, features a highly original and disturbing new m…