AFTERSUN – Review by Martha K Baker

Aftersun is definitely a film to be seen in the cradle of a theater — without distractions and with Marshall McLuhan’s understanding of movie-going. The intimacy engendered by a theater supports the intimacy of Charlotte Wells’ work, of her theme, of her camera. Aftersun modeling the French approach to domestic dailyness, requires allowance for full appreciation.

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AFTERSUN – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

When do you see your parents as relatable people? When you’re a parent yourself, or just mature enough to take in their troubles and insecurities? Aftersun, the powerful feature debut from writer-director Charlotte Wells, stirs these thoughts in a way that’s tender, honest, and subtly devastating. It’s a heartfelt, affecting portrait of a father-daughter relationship that lingers in the mind afterward.

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Ten Female Performances to Watch from NYFF 2022 – Liz Whittemore reports

I always begin my annual list with a caveat. My thoughts are based solely on the films I actually saw at the festival. I’ve heard the buzz surrounding Danielle Deadwyler’s performance in Till. It was unanimous among my fellow journalists that this was a star-making turn. I cannot wait to see it for myself. Until then, here are ten female performances that I cannot shake from the 17 films I saw.

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