Marsha McCreadie

Latest Stories

  • With Testament of Youth, our collective poppy-strewn dream imagery of a decimated generation of the gallant young men of WWI -- and their noble horses too -- might undergo a sea change. Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), simultaneously...

  • "She climbs trees when we're not looking," warns a priest about the feral female lead of Marie's Story. She hangs upside down from them, too.

    Based on historical figure Marie Heurtin, deaf and blind from birth, Marie's Story...

  • A colorful whirligig which twirls only sporadically, In the Name of My Daughter presents as a thriller about the Riviera casino wars of the 1970s, yet is front-loaded with greed, mother/daughter push-pulls, masochism, and tumbles from...

  • Small in scale if huge in heart and scope, Tangerines uses four characters to limn the religio-nationalistic hostilities unleashed by the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1992. But what a foursome! Or, actually, make that what a one....

  • A man is the lead in 3 Hearts, the melodrama from director-writer and New Wave inheritor Benoît Jacquot (Farewell, My Queen). The director has the reputation of working well with women and focusing on their issues, and the...

  • Pouncing on the chance to cover the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann, resulting in her controversial pronouncement about the disparity between "the mediocrity of the man" and "the horror of the deeds," the writer-philosopher Hannah Arendt is brought...