Category Archives: Bechdel-Wallace List

RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD (2017): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

Director Catherine Bainbridge’s Rumble is a dynamic music history lesson, giving much-needed credit to Native American traditional music for its influences on the rock and jazz that make up American culture today. It also draws much needed attention to the … Continue reading

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GIRLS TRIP (2017): Review by Lindsy Bissonnette

Written by Erica Rivinoja, Tracy Oliver, and Kenya Barris, and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, Girls Trip is the story of four best friends reuniting in New Orleans for a weekend of well-deserved fun. Unfortunately, they’re all in for more … Continue reading

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THE WRONG LIGHT (2016): Review by Roza Melkumyan

Directors Josie Swantek Heitz’s and Dave Adams’ documentary The Wrong Light takes place in Thailand, where the business of human trafficking is prevalent. The film begins by diving into the personal story of activist Mickey Choothesa, focusing on his work … Continue reading

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FALSE CONFESSIONS (2016): Review by Katusha Jin

Luc Bondy and Marie-Louise Bischofberger co-direct False Confessions -- in French Les Fausses Confidences -- starring Isabelle Huppert and Louis Garrel. The husband-and-wife duo create a movie that plays around with the psychology of love in its characters set in a surreal world. … Continue reading

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BIRTHRIGHT – A WAR STORY (2017): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

Birthright: A War Story is a call-to-arms for anyone who is still complacent about the erosion of OB/Gyn healthcare services for women in the USA since the ascension of the Tea Party in 2010. It turns out that even someone … Continue reading

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LADY MACBETH (2016): Review by Elyse Thaler

Based on the 1865 Russian novella, “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” by Nikolai Leskov, and adapted for the screen by Alice Birch, Lady Macbeth is a chilling period drama about “Katherine’s” (Florence Pugh) loveless marriage to “Alexander” (Paul Hilton), the metaphorical … Continue reading

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WISH UPON (2017): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

Wish Upon, penned by Barbara Marshall, is a morality tale that leans on a campy, under-researched interpretation of Chinese culture for its main lore elements. It arguably earns its 90 minutes of your life by achieving better acting and plotting … Continue reading

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OUR TIME WILL COME (2017): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

This will be a review by someone -- Jan Lisa Huttner -- who does not speak Chinese. For a review from a complementary POV, click HERE for review by Peier Tracy Shen (coming soon). New film by Ann Hui about … Continue reading

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THE REHEARSAL (2016): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

The Rehearsal follows a group of acting students writing an end-of-year dramatic piece about a recent underage sex scandal. When one of the group strikes up a romance with the sister of the victim, the students get access to information … Continue reading

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INCONCEIVABLE (2017): Review by Roza Melkumyan

Written by Chloe King and directed by Jonathan Baker, Inconceivable weaves a thrilling tale of mystery in which characters act on suspicion and skirt the edge of insanity. “Katie” (Nicky Whelan) is a single mother who has recently escaped an … Continue reading

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