Julia Hart is a director whose quiet, contemplative films seek to explore our insecurities and the way we find strength, great and small. Her 2016 venture, Miss Stevens, holds similar sentiments though it’s far less ambitious than Fast Color, a unique examination of feminine legacy and science fiction […]
A freelance film critic whose work fuels the Rotten Tomatoes meter. I've been published on The Hollywood Reporter, Remezcla, and The Daily Beast. I've been featured in the L.A. Times. I currently run two podcasts, Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business.
In talking about The Haunting of Sharon Tate this week, I was given the opportunity to talk to Lydia Hearst, who plays Abigail Folger within the film. She took some time to talk about historical representation, film in an era where violence against women is discussed, and more. […]
In the late-’90s it was impossible to escape the boy band. As former MTV VJ Dave Holmes says in The Boy Band Con, the boy band allowed young girls to embrace their transition into adolescence and scream their hearts out. It didn’t always matter who they were screaming […]
There comes a moment in Daniel Farrands’ The Haunting of Sharon Tate where you just sit back and say, “Wow. This is actually happening,” and for those raised on revisionist history movies and/or insanely plotted horror, it’ll work for them. Farrands, who acts as writer and director, goes […]
There wasn’t any woman like Molly Ivins. A loud, stocky Texan with a verbal wit as barbarous as the deadly sword, Ivins shook up the political landscape with her common sense (and highly funny) lampooning of events in Washington. Ivins’ work is laid out in the wondrous documentary […]
Last year I reviewed the blistering documentary examining the Steubenville rape case, Roll, Red Roll. One of the first major cases to bring the concept of rape culture into the media, the Steubenville story remains a hot-button topic and director Nancy Schwartzman’s documentary was a must-watch for anyone […]
Director Norah Shapiro’s Time for Ilhan is a fantastic entry into the seemingly large spate of female-fronted political documentaries. (Want more? Check out RBG and Netflix’s Knock Down the House.) We may be living in a chronic dumpster fire, but watching these docs gives a little spark that […]