At times, Zombi Child successfully hovers between spooky documentary and an art house coming-of-age film.
The apocalyptic mayhem is glorious and certainly cathartic. Still, I have to ask: is this how women will rise up and take what’s ours? With violence?
I was blown away by how good After We Leave looks, its subtlety and plausibility and confident simplicity.
Among this group of strong animated shorts I found the French selection, Mémorable, to be the most powerful and artful.
Where will the coven go from here? Its pivot away from patriarchy echoes the growing resistance of women the world over — and that is a powerful message indeed.
To move from a bucolic beginning to a surreal, chaotic climax, and then to an elegiac epilogue — that, in my book, is the sign of a well-crafted horror film.
Les Misérables invites us to ponder, in real time, how people respond in a chaotic, dangerous situation.
This BBC/Netflix production is an audacious rekindling of the undying appeal of literature’s most famous vampire.
Artful films like Just Mercy remain necessary — these are the kind of stories our troubled nation needs to hear if we are to move forward.
The film’s modulated softness, its moments of quiet heartfelt sorrow, are testaments to a feminism that rejects political anger in order to embrace sisterly compassion.