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.
5 days ago | Film and TV
Though Moselle’s narrative feature debut, Skate Kitchen, tells a fictional story, the director again draws heavily from her subjects’ own personal histories, this time constructing a story about teen girls finding themselves and each other ...
18 days ago | Film and TV
... Like Father, it turns out, is an emotional, heartfelt depiction of what it’s really like to reconnect with a loved one after they’ve hurt you irreparably, but with some solid laugh lines and none of the melodramatic sap
Continuing their legacy of equally infuriating and enlightening documentaries, the producer-director team of Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick poke into the archaic and futile FDA approval systems for medical devices with their film The Bleeding...
25 days ago | Film and TV
The film, which premieres on Netflix on July 27, traverses the spectrum of medical devices but opens and closes on one particular item, Essure, a metal coil that’s inserted into the fallopian tubes for sterilization purposes
With Unfriended: Dark Web, a follow-up to the 2014 found-footage transtextual horror film Unfriended, writer/director Stephen Susco is betting we're all a little willfully naive about the internet. Susco dutifully exploits the fear...
Barbara Loden wrote her gritty 1971 character study Wanda -- the harrowing tale of a woman drifter who hooks up with a controlling crook and reluctantly learns the methods of a petty criminal -- as a kind of alternate version of her own...