Now on Netflix: Jezebel (2019)

With her intimate and confident debut feature film Jezebel, writer-director and actress Numa Perrier takes the audience into the early days of the internet, and the story of a young woman starting out in the newly burgeoning cam-girl industry. Perrier’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age film is set in the bare apartments and anonymous office buildings of Las Vegas…

Little Women (2019)

Greta Gerwig’s second film, and the seventh adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 classic book Little Women, is stunning showcase of Gerwig’s talent as a director, and the incredible careers to come for the young cast. Set during the American Civil War in Massachusetts, the exuberant March daughters are living a somewhat diminished existence since…

Hustlers (2019)

Money, ambition and misguided righteousness collide in Lorene Scafaria’s sizzling Hustlers with incredible performances and a banging soundtrack, based on a New York magazine piece by journalist Jessica Pressler. Dorothy (Constance Wu) is the newest dancer at Scores Strip Club, trying to earn enough money to support her grandmother when she in taken under the…

Films to Look Forward To: Volume 3

It’s time for another of my (roughly biannual) round up of what films to look out for in the next few months. Pretty much everything I saw at Cannes has to be up there, so I’m not going to repeat the reviews here – but if you want to have a look at what I…

Late Night (2019)

  When Katherine (Emma Thompson), the host of a failing light night comedy show, hires the unapologetically positive Molly (Mindy Kaling) to liven up her overwhelming white and male writing staff, both women’s lives begin to change in ways neither of them expected. Scripted by star Mindy Kaling, Late Night is a joyous and enjoyable summer comedy that…

Cannes Review: Atlantique (2019)

  Mati Diop’s woozy Atlantique – joint winner of the Grand Prix at this years Festival de Cannes – is story of young love, corruption and inequality, set in a suburb on the Atlantic coast of Senegal. Ada (Mame Bineta Sane) and Souleiman (Ibrahima Traoré) are young and in love, but society and circumstance are destined to…

Cannes Review: A Brother’s Love (2019) | Screen Queens

If you want to read possibly the most annoyed review I’ve ever written – with possibly the exception of Mother! – click the link below for my review of A Brother’s Love. Possibly one of the most self indulgent and frankly boring films of the festival. Maybe it was funnier in the original French, I…

Now on Netflix: Someone Great (2019)

  Jenny’s life is changing rapidly. She’s just broken up with her boyfriend of nine years and she’s about to leave New York and her friends behind for a sparkling new job in San Francisco, writing for Rolling Stone. On the eve of her departure west, she gets her two best friends together for one…

Captain Marvel (2019)

  In 2019, it feels extremely perfunctory to put much celebration into the fact that we finally have Marvel’s first female led film. Eleven years after Iron Man was first released, we finally have more of a gender balance in the actors in the juggernaut that is the MCU – and much of that is due to…