PASTE MAGAZINE – The camera favors emotive close ups, creating intimacy as if the viewer gets a chance to see the world through Autumn’s often solemn, stoic gaze, but also a certain kind of unknowability.
PASTE MAGAZINE – Fourteen is a perceptive, precise and sometimes deeply affecting tale of friendship, although its editing style may make the film feel a bit too fragmented for some.
SCREEN QUEENS – The drive of the film is Alice pursuing what she is owed.
SCREEN QUEENS – A swan drifts backwards on a hot pink lake. A car drives backwards through a tunnel. A yard floods with chocolate milk. Welcome to Sandi Tan’s Shirkers, or at least, to its after-life.
FILM DAZE – The Midwestern pageant queens of the #MeToo era are speaking out against workplace harassment, but the teen beauty contestant competitors of 1999 were setting their rivals on fire in open corn fields — at least, according to the outlandish, utterly crass, and possibly diabolical film, Drop Dead Gorgeous.
DIRECTED BY WOMEN – Storytelling often uses the past as a tool to imagine otherwise: to create other communities or futures.