The Woman King

The Woman King (2022)

The Woman King first published by Sight & Sound, November edition 2022 Review: There is a paradox in the kenning-like title of this latest feature from director Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees, 2008; Beyond the Lights, 2014; The Old Guard, 2020). A ‘woman king’ is surely a queen – but unlike Shantay (Jayme…


Assault On Precinct 13 (aka AP13) (2005)

Assault on Precinct 13 (AP13) first published by Movie Gazette It is a story that has been told many times before: in the Seventies, Hollywood’s studio system gave way to an auteur-oriented movement embracing creativity and the counterculture, and producing some of the most innovative and confronting films ever to have emerged from the United States….