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Feminist Tendencies

Feminism as a concept has gone in and out of vogue since the first suffragette demanded the right to vote, but throughout history there have always been remarkable women, prepared to claim their power in the name of a cause ('Ride to Freedom: The Rosa Parks Story', 'Veronica Guerin'), or just to rediscover their own self-worth ('Shirley Valentine', 'My Brilliant Career'). This collection does not only contain films about the political struggle of women to achieve equality ('Iron Jawed Angels'), if it did it would be a very short list because despite the fact that the rise of women in the workforce and in politics was one of the defining movements of the 20th century, very few films have been made on the subject - filmmaking being still a largely male-dominated pusuit. Now, as women are making films in greater numbers than ever, our own Niki Caro is a good example of someone ready and willing to tell a story about the oppression, and ultimate triumph of women in the 'post-feminist' 1980s ('North Country'). Perhaps women as an audience are now ready and willing to hear their own stories.

Gilmore Girls: Season 2 (2001)

8.1/10
Director: Nicole Holofcener, Steve Gomer, Jamie Babbit, Danny Leiner, Gail Mancuso, Michael Katleman, Robert Berlinger, Amy Sherman, Dennis Erdman, Chris Long
Starring: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson, Keiko Agena, Ya...

Those acclaimed Gilmore Girls are back for a second season of warmth, charm, zingy repartee and heart-stopping moments. In this 6-disc set are all 22... Read more

Gilmore Girls: Season 3 (2002)

8.1/10
Director: Lesli Linka Glatter
Starring: Keiko Agena, Kelly Bishop, Alexis Bledel, Lauren Graham, Edward Herrmann, Meliss...

The third season is full of ups and downs for all concerned as Rory has both boy and school trouble, and mum Lorelai faces the fact that she and Rory'... Read more

Gilmore Girls: Season 4 (2003)

8.1/10
Director: Lesli Linka Glatter
Starring: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson, Jared Padalecki...

In the fourth season, the much-loved mother-daughter duo are separated as Rory heads off to college. Meanwhile Lorelai is finally opening her dreamed... Read more

Gilmore Girls: Season 5 (2004)

7.5/10
Director: Jackson Douglas
Starring: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson, Keiko Agena, Ya...

Season five of this perennially popular show is a fan favourite and sees a rift developing between mother and daughter for the first time as Rory star... Read more

Gilmore Girls: Season 6 (2005)

8.1/10
Director: Jamie Babbit, Linda Mendoza, Lee Shallat Chemel, Robert Berlinger, Jackson Douglas, Amy Sherman-Palladino, David Palladino
Starring: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Scott Patterson, Keiko Agena, Ya...

More fun, more flames, more flameouts: more Gilmore. The much-loved mother-daughter duo return for another 22 episodes full of supersonic banter with... Read more

Gilmore Girls: Season 7 (2006)

8.1/10
Starring: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Yanic Truesdale, Li...

After 20-plus years of single motherhood, after a series of Mr. Not-Quite-Rights, after buying that perfect wedding dress and watching it hang in to c... Read more

Go Fish (1994)

5.6/10
Director: Rose Troche
Starring: Guinevere Turner, V S Brodie, T Wendy McMillan

Described as a 'fun and feisty lesbian romance' telling the tale of a young writer Max (co-writer and producer Guinevere Turner), searching for a suit... Read more

Grace of My Heart (1996)

6.7/10
Director: Allison Anders
Starring: Illeana Douglas, Matt Dillon, Eric Stoltz, Bruce Davison, Patsy Kensit, John Tur...

Illeana Douglas gives a riveting performance as fictional singer/songwriter Denise Waverly, who struggles for over a decade to gain the recognition fo... Read more

Harlan County War (2000)

6.5/10
Director: Tony Bill
Starring: Holly Hunter, Stellan Skarsgard, Ted Levine, Wayne Robson

Based around the 1974 Kentucky miners strike, Holly Hunter stars as the wife and daughter of coal miners who became victims of the poor conditions at... Read more

Haven (2001)

6.3/10
Director: John Gray
Starring: Natasha Richardson, Colm Feore, Henry Czerny, Sheila McCarthy, Sebastian Roche,...

The stirring true story of Ruth Gruber (Natasha Richardson), an American journalist who volunteered for a treacherous wartime mission - escorting near... Read more