April Wolfe is the film critic for L.A. Weekly. Her criticism and features also appear in other Voice Media Group publications and in VMG's film partner the Village Voice. She's written for The Atlantic, Marie Claire, CityLab, Vice and many others, and she's the founder and a producer of One Axe Plays, a film and theater collective for women writers and directors. As a filmmaker, she's produced a feature film, written and directed a handful of shorts and worked in creative development as a top-level story analyst.
There's an old habit among actors reading a new script: Search for your character's name and peruse only that part. But if there were ever a vivid example made for why a performer should read the whole thing, it would be Dan Fogelman's drippy,...
The American West, that expanse of isolation and sweeping beauty, always had potential for more humane stories than most Westerns have given us. France's Jacques Audiard has now tossed his Stetson into the ring with the surprisingly kind and...
9 days ago | Film and TV
This is a portrait of a decades-long partnership coming to a head but also of the American literary community reckoning with what so many know to be true: Women are still not seen as “serious” writers or contenders for major prizes
Co-directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani may be French, but they bleed Italian cinema. With Let the Corpses Tan, they've constructed a stunning -- even awe-inspiring -- tale of double-crossing and unrepentant human...
26 days ago | Film and TV
Peretz could have given each potential pairing equal time in the story, but he sticks with the most evocative of the two; Juliet, Naked has its charms, and they are named Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke
30 days ago | Film and TV
... I imagined how whatever scene I was watching might have been staged and shot and acted out in a more traditional film — and I was inevitably disappointed by what has been lost ...