Annette LePique

Annette LePique is an arts writer and educator based in Chicago. Her research interests include cinema, race, time, hysteria, and the ill body. She has written for Cleo Film Journal, Another Gaze Feminist Film Journal, is a frequent contributor to Chicago Artist Writers, and a Features Writer at Sixty Inches from Center.

The Loved Ones

‘The Loved Ones’ Offers a Twisted Take on Girlhood

December 19th, 2022 • Annette LePique

In ‘The Loved Ones,’ writer-director Sean Byrne offers a macabre take on the tolls of girlhood and adolescence.

Brittany Murphy Cherry Falls

The Freudian Psychodrama of ‘Cherry Falls’

August 2nd, 2022 • Annette LePique

Annette LePique returns to Certified Forgotten with a Freudian analysis of ‘Cherry Falls,’ Brittany Murphy’s horror cult classic.

The Baby David Manzy

Female Rage in Ted Post’s ‘The Baby’

June 17th, 2021 • Annette LePique

Film scholar Annette LePique explains how Ted Post’s ‘The Baby’ became the perfect time capsule for 1970s self-obsession.