April Wolfe is the film critic for L.A. Weekly. Her criticism and features also appear in the Village Voice. She's also produced a feature film, written and directed a handful of shorts and worked as a story analyst.
17 hours ago | Film Reviews
... The moment the camera pans over to blind pianist Sofia (played by Natalie Dormer, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Byrne), it’s obvious she’s the coiffed blond protagonist of this espionage tale
Anthony Byrne's London-set spy thriller In Darkness opens with an extreme close-up on a woman's eye, mascaraed lashes thick and beautiful and its lid shuddering in fear, all as an orchestral score swells. This might be a nod to the opening...
Yes, there's a scene in Bill Holderman's Boomer-ensemble romcom Book Club where the perpetually promiscuous bachelorette Vivian (Jane Fonda) has to shut up and listen as her long lost beau Arthur (Don Johnson) delivers a movie-style...
9 days ago | Film Reviews
This story revolves around four successful women in a monthly book club who start reading E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, which inspires them to rekindle their own love lives
9 days ago | Film and TV
Because one pivotal Get Out close-up displays Gabriel’s astounding emotional range in just three seconds, the actor’s face has become memorialized in GIF-dom
12 days ago | Film Reviews
Starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, Disobedience is an adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel of the same name, about a tightly knit Orthodox Jewish community and the prodigal daughter who returns to poke holes in its way of life