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April Wolfe

April Wolfe

April is a filmmaker and lead film critic for LA Weekly. If you talk to her about wolves or the Swedish-Serbian ultra-black comedy Montenegro, she'll never leave you alone.

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  • 11 hours ago | Film and TV

    In La La Land, director Damien Chazelle seems blind to the political power of film.

  • Like its lead, zombie thriller The Girl with All the Gifts is neither dead nor alive but somewhere in between. Camo-clad officers swarm through a labyrinth of drab hallways to fetch their prisoners: seemingly normal children. These 20 or...

  • 3 days ago | Museums

    How do you inspire the next generation of engineers? Tell them a story.

  • 3 days ago | Film and TV

    Camo-clad officers swarm through a labyrinth of drab hallways to fetch their prisoners: seemingly normal children. These 20 or so 9-year-old kids each get the solitary confinement treatment but are all smiles when the soldiers barge into their roo...

  • XX is billed as "Four Deadly Tales by Four Killer Women," and that tokenizing tagline is thankfully the only hyper-feminized, toothless aspect of the film. Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Jennifer's Body) is the most well-known and...

  • Sometimes–horror director–turned–Pirates of the Caribbean helmer Gore Verbinski conjures some chills with a cold plunge into an enchanting and frightful sanitarium world — the imagery's straight out of a Kubrick or...

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