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.
6 days ago | Film and TV
Roger Corman is not a visionary. But he is a prophet foretelling the future. In 1954, the notoriously thrifty B-movie/genre director pioneered the multi-picture deal, selling his low-budget Fast and the Furious to American Releasing Corporation wi...
Bad Kids of Crestview Academy is a sequel, and if you're asking yourself, "Of what?" you're not alone. Just add to that the question of: "Why?" The original low-budget mega-gore film Bad Kids Go to Hell had a modestly kitschy, fun...
12 days ago | Film and TV
The Bad Kids of Crestview Academy is a sequel, and if you’re asking yourself, “Of what?” you’re not alone. Just add to that the question of: “Why?” The original low-budget mega-gore film Bad Kids Go to Hell had a modestly kitschy, fun premise to m...
20 days ago | Film and TV
What does it take for a woman to win the trust it takes to become an action director? For Anna Foerster, it took two decades, an expert’s knowledge of visual effects and cinematography and a directing gig on key episodes of a cult television show ...
27 days ago | Film and TV
Ava DuVernay's breakthrough 2014 film, Selma, earned her a Golden Globe nomination for best director, the first for a female African-American auteur.
27 days ago | Lists
In this, the harrowing year of 2016, I could jump into the Oscars talk. I could pick groundbreaking films that reminded me time and again that movies are alive and more vital than ever, like the heartbreaking Moonlight, the soul-stirring Queen of ...