The new Modern Classics column is up over at Film Misery. In it I discuss The Silence of the Lambs, one of favourite movies. It contains what I think is the strongest most heroic female screen character in Clarice Starling.
I also think Jodie Foster was right in turning down the sequel. Clarice was not as strong nor as fascinating and behaved rather out of character.
I build the case for both arguments. Check it out and let me know if you agree.