THE WASP (Tribeca 2024) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

The Wasp is a thrillingly twisty chamber piece, and you’d be hard pressed to fight the desire to immediately rewatch it straight after your first viewing, just to see how director Guillem Morales and his collaborators pull it off so convincingly. A confident portrait of how the tiny humiliations of childhood can fester, The Wasp is a delicious, dark delight.

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NO TIME TO DIE – Review by Diane Carson

No Time to Die is the twenty-fifth installment of the James Bond franchise and Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007. It’s a worthy, though not overly spectacular, exit of the famous character, delivering what every Bond film must have, that is, reckless car and motorcycle chases, gravity-defying stunts, gorgeous locations, plus futuristic technology and gadgets: watches, autos, and planes.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, October 17 – October 21: Moonlight

The eight-year gap between Barry Jenkin’s first film Medicine for Melancholy and his sophomore follow-up Moonlight has been a source of some considerable anxiety for all the cinephiles eagerly awaiting Jenkins’s new work. Opening Oct. 21, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Moonlight, a political work in that it posits the experience of being black in the US, not with the triumphant exceptionalism of a film like The Birth of a Nation, but with attention and care to a common and shared humanity. Read More…

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