April Wolfe

April Wolfe

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.

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  • Ghost Stories, co-directed and written by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, ingeniously strings together three shorts with the story of a skeptic who professionally debunks paranormal claims. Equal parts spooky and cheeky, this film nails its...

  • 12 days ago | Film and TV

    Lost in Space is nearly Steven Spielberg airy, telling the story of a super-smart family selected to populate a Utopian space colony but who get lost somewhere along the way

  • Steven Soderbergh shot Unsane on an iPhone, but not in the way Sean Baker's bright and funny Tangerine was, where the director did everything he could to minimize that fisheye look. Instead, Soderbergh embraces the technology and...

  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    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

  • As the writer/director of Ingrid Goes West and now the writer -- along with Alex McAulay and Max Winkler -- of the teen comic drama Flower (directed by Winkler), Matt Spicer is claiming a niche as the go-to guy for adding drama and...

  • 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...


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