From these five acts, Jane Fonda emerges as an impressive, if humanly flawed, figure, a fighter who has overcome trauma and continues to protest when it would be easy and comfortable not to.
Evocative and moody, The Wild Goose Lake finds beauty in resigned desperation.
Everyone involved in making Private Life is smart and funny, and while they offer no easy solutions or ready-made epiphanies, they build two strong protagonists from the ground up, and then take a sledgehammer and break them down with passion.
Bull takes a slice-of-life, almost documentary-like approach to its characters and their hardships, which works for and against the story.
Tramps is sunny, colorful, and quick on its feet, and sometimes that’s just what you want for a weekend afternoon.
Eliza Hittman brings sympathy and tragedy into an otherwise harsh, matter-of-fact breakdown of the difficulties women face when seeking abortion.
What a joy to find movies such as this, a work of raw emotion and stunning beauty. You owe it to yourself to see And Then We Danced.
The Lost City of Z feels unmoored in time, looking inward more than outward, but lacks the energy to properly follow through.
Emma is a delightful romantic comedy, unabashedly optimistic and full of life and joy.
Despite Clarkson’s compellling lead and its sultry New Orleans mood, Out of Blue disappoints by declining to engage with its central themes.