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.
2 hours ago | Film Reviews
The film suggests Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, in the trust the director places in its child character to tell her own story without the adults butting in too much
1 day ago | Film Reviews
The film tells the story of a terrorized woman in a mental hospital who’s trying to convince the staff and patients that she shouldn’t be there and is being held against her will
The choices Ava DuVernay makes in her heart-on-its-sleeve adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved science fiction adventure novel might seem antithetical to the traditional big-budget adventure tale. Early in the film, she employs the verite...
13 days ago | Film Reviews
The film sends the simultaneous messages that it’s futile to coddle children but also that it’s OK to feel the icky stuff that you feel, because even your weaknesses can be transformed to strengths
14 days ago | Film Reviews
Kersey is the everyman, and Roth’s movie, whether he likes it or not, is the good-guy-with-a-gun propaganda the NRA is just lapping up straight out of the toilet
At a late-morning Sunday showing of Eli Roth's Death Wish remake, a theater of about 65 let loose a few sparse chuckles at Bruce Willis' characteristic tough-guy-with-untreated-depression quips, jumped when Willis fired a pistol in an...