Critical Confabulations

a theatre, film & pop culture review

Film: Middle of Nowhere

Ava DuVernay shows affinity for graceful humanity & a focus on social justice before Selma.

August 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film: Girlhood

A French coming-of-age story smartly explores the empowerment of friendship in an otherwise limiting world.

June 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

Film: Mustang

Deniz Gamze Erg├╝ven’s feature debut is a knockout of female empowerment.

May 22, 2016 · 4 Comments

Film: Confirmation

Confirmation is a clear and galvanizing call for women’s and victims’ rights.

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film: Hello, My Name Is Doris

Sally Field woos Max Greenfield in tonally confusing but charming Hello My Name Is Doris.

April 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Film: Advantageous

Advantageous offers intimate observations of womanhood in a genre so often synonymous with action-packed masculinity.

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film: Pariah

Writer-director Dee Rees takes inspiration from her own coming-out story for the Sundance hit, Pariah.

February 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film Review: Gone Girl

David Fincher adapts Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel to mixed results.

October 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Film Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Is Scorsese’s latest a glorification or condemnation of swaggering excess?

December 31, 2013 · 2 Comments