April Wolfe is the film critic for L.A. Weekly. Her criticism and features also appear in other Voice Media Group publications and in VMG's film partner the Village Voice. She's written for The Atlantic, Marie Claire, CityLab, Vice and many others, and she's the founder and a producer of One Axe Plays, a film and theater collective for women writers and directors. As a filmmaker, she's produced a feature film, written and directed a handful of shorts and worked in creative development as a top-level story analyst.
In the outer stretches of Brooklyn, where city streets meet the sea, 19-year-old Frankie sits hunched over in the dark in his parents’ basement, cruising for older men on the internet. The brim of his hat barely lets us see his eyes....
15 days ago | Film Reviews
In Eliza Hittman’s debut feature, It Felt Like Love, a young girl tests the waters of adult sexuality, offering her body up to the statuesque bros who live in her Eastern Seaboard beach town. She tries her hardest to mimic the women in pornos, the...
Since it premiered at Cannes earlier this year, the Safdie brothers' man-on-the-run, darkly comedic thriller Good Time has been hailed as something of a return to classic New York movies, i.e. from before the Giuliani cleanup, when Martin...
1 month ago | Film Reviews
In Steven Soderbergh’s hillbilly heist comedy Logan Lucky, the West Virginia prison where vault specialist Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) resides is pristine and peaceful. This is a high-security facility in a seemingly alternate world, a jail without ra...
In Steven Soderbergh's hillbilly heist comedy Logan Lucky, the West Virginia prison where vault specialist Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) resides is pristine and peaceful. While only a small part of this caper takes place in the prison, this...
2 months ago | Film Reviews
In the 1980s, four-quadrant studio comedies (i.e. for the whole family) peddled in relentlessly dark premises that directors then brightened up with wholesomeness: Three Men and a Baby features an orphaned infant who is mistakenly given away to dr...