Why can’t I just be what I am? Why isn’t that possible? An orchestral crescendo rises and promptly falls as the opening credits drift into a frigid scene. A young six-year-old girl


Immersed in the eternal, wondrous beauty of the northern California Redwoods, a fragile Theresa (Kirsten Dunst) drowns in the guilt associated with the emotional weight of helping her mother commit assisted suicide

Woman Walks Ahead

The best way to truly understand Susanna White’s Woman Walks Ahead is to consider it more as a fictionalized and romanticized account of a moment in painter and Native American rights advocate

Experimental Film: Maya Deren

Experimental and avant-garde film is generally defined as being made outside of the film industry on an artisanal basis and disregarding and redefining the traditional structures of narrative film. Many experimental films


Blindspotting is incredibly bold. It tackles systematic racism, police brutality, gentrification, and the deep-seated flaws of the American prison system in an electrifying, intense, and vibrantly artistic manner. Despite the ultimate heaviness


Five orphaned sisters, Lale (Günes Sensoy), Selma (Tugba Sunguroglu), Nur (Doga Zeynep Doguslu), Ece (Elit Iscan), and Sonay (Ilayda Akdogan) race down to the beach to frolic in the water with their


Manifesto, directed and created by Julian Rosefeldt, is a film—originally art installation—that is difficult to define. In it, Cate Blanchett takes on 13 different personas, each one reciting a different artistic or

100 Great Films Directed or Written by Women

I have put together a collection of what I consider to be noteworthy films directed or written by women. There is no particular order to the list (I do not know if


Opening with a haunting and bewildering series of disturbing and explicit images, which go unexplained, Ingmar Bergman’s Persona is brilliantly intense. Renowned as one of the most well-edited sequences in film, it

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