A sharp, yet chaotic, black comedy, Marianna Palka’s ‘Bitch’ is more bewildering for its feminist critique than for its feebly dominant characters.
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Wrenching, gorgeous and often suffocating, Andrew Dosunmu’s ‘Where is Kyra’ is a brutalizing descent into hopeless poverty.
Formally exquisite, yet disarmingly soulful, Kogonada’s ‘Columbus’ is lovely, lyrical film about how art makes us at once richer and smaller.
A serene and sublime dual character study, ‘Princess Cyd’ turns queer coming-of-age into a profoundly empathetic, naturalistic fairy tale.
An oblique journey into the wilderness of young masculine rage, ‘The Strange Ones’ struggles to resonate beyond its unnervingly disciplined craft.
Sadly scooped up by Netflix, ‘The Incredible Jessica James’ is a warm, enthusiastic Jessica Williams showcase that deserves a big screen spotlight.
Schmaltzy, stilted and winningly inclusive, Jennifer Reeder’s ‘Signature Move’ is a charming, if messy, wrestling-fueled rom-com.
A modern noir classic about suffocating celebrity, Aaron Katz’s ‘Gemini’ is as humanely funny a comedy as it is a strikingly stylized thriller.
BAMcinemaFest takes a strange turn with abstract comic sci-fi ‘For the Plasma’ & Josephine Decker’s off-putting ranch thriller ‘Thou Wast Mild and Lovely’.
BAMcinemaFest continues with Brooklyn-set screwball caper ‘Wild Canaries’ and the more haunting, ‘Fargo’-infused adventure of ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’.
Our coverage of BAMcinemaFest begins with our review of Desiree Akhavan’s ‘Appropriate Behavior’, a riotously anti-PC, Persian bisexual riff on ‘Annie Hall’