Frequently tragic and depressing but also funny and, ultimately, hopeful.
A conventional cross-cultural bonding story that is elevated by the bravery of its subject and the strength of its performances.
I don’t know what I resent more, the tedium of the second half or the wasted potential of the first.
A quirkily entertaining and stoutly unsentimental look at the relationship between a homeless woman and a playwright.
Despite being more heteronormative and less feminist than the book, it is, in its own way, very interesting, with its own perspective on faith and an unconventional love story.
A simple and moving film about the frustration and indignity of life on social assistance.
It may not have an explicitly asexual protagonist, but it comes closer than any other movie I've seen.
A feel-good, family-friendly movie about female empowerment – and black female empowerment in particular.
A dark, but not entirely hopeless, lamentation of the commodification of human relationships.
This science fiction story may not have a lot of hard science, but it does feature some hard linguistics – something I wish we saw more often.