The fantasy of your life is also deeply a part of the life you actually lead. This idea is understood, played with, and ultimately outdone by Lucio Castro’s debut feature, END OF THE CENTURY.
Erica Rivas is an exceptional actress, playing the lead of Inés in INTRUDER, and revealing to us the fear in her mind and her vulnerabilities, but her defiance in being able to continue life as normal.
There’s an audience out there who will be utterly allergic to everything about STRAIGHT UP, whether it’s the film’s aesthetics, its bordering-on-quirky characters, or its open mind (ok, boomer). But those reasons are exactly why even more will find a lot to love about it.
WOMEN MAKE FILM from Mark Cousins acts as a rallying cry to acknowledge and celebrate female filmmakers all around the globe. Chris Dobson reviews.
If ABOUT ENDLESSNESS is more of the same from Andersson, whose work is the strange offspring of Samuel Beckett and Jacques Tati, then it’s hard to see why that’s not altogether positive. Like Mae West said: “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”
HOW TO BUILD A GIRL is not a bad film, but it does make some choices that take away from its impressive elements. Sammy Andie Bennett reviews.
Despite an excellent Rosamund Pike performance, RADIOACTIVE is not the special film Marie Curie’s life deserves. James Ashworth reviews at Glasgow Film Festival.
BECAUSE WE ARE GIRLS is a powerful film whose message got lost in editing. Sammy Andie Bennett reviews.
SEEING THE UNSEEN invites us to look deeper into the struggles faced by autistic women, with a refined equilibrium of insight and empathy. Steph Brown reviews.
TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM paints an informative but inspirational picture of Toni Morrison’s joy, hardship, and charisma as an unstoppable force in the American literary landscape. Grace Han reviews.