Director Steve Pink’s clear-eyed look at intimate relationships, The Wheel, playing at TIFF 2021, is as much about its audience as its characters.
Gen X kids of single working moms like me had to figure a lot of things out themselves. These five films helped make sense of the world – outside and inside.
Ostensibly a crime film, Director Hong Eui-jeon’s ‘Voice of Silence’, playing at Fantasia 2021, has a feminine sensitivity that wraps its arms around viewers.
Director Mélanie Laurent’s The Mad Women’s Ball (TIFF 2021) is an unsettling work about two precocious women that are held down by patriarchal society.
Director Ruth Platt talks with PopMatters about women filmmakers using the system while subverting it to empower their voice.
Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter finds Oscar Isaac at his mercurial best and presents yet another triumph of the writer/director’s tongue-in-cheek cynicism.
Filip Jan Rymsza’s thriller Mosquito State amps up hyper-reality in a cautionary tale of what the 24-hour news cycle is doing to our brains.
Kristen Stewart embodies the distraught Lady Diana in Pablo Larraín’s Spencer, an audacious chamber piece that fetishizes the woman it seeks to liberate.
Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ (Venice International Film Festival 2021) looks the part and will not disappoint fans, but it groans under the weight of its world-building.