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The Dead Girl
The filmmaker and an all-star cast create this somber murder mystery that has little mystery but is filled with a deep foreboding about the anguish that dominates some women's lives.
"...popular song that can be heard as The Dead Girl begins to wind down. The lyrics are plaintive and..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Danish Girl
Biopic about the first person to undergo sexual reassignment surgery
"...Redmayne delivers another physically transformational performance in The Danish Girl. This time, instead of mutating from a healthy young..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Girl
"...nightclub singer of moderate talent identified solely as the Girl (Keim). The Girl takes the Painter home for a..."

June 15, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Just Another Girl On the I.R.T.
"...(Johnson) in the movies before -- an African-American teenage girl who dreams of becoming a doctor and getting out..."

April 16, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Girl on the Train
Another girl gone in this tedious adaptation
"...Gone girls are very big business. Certainly Paula Hawkins’ bestseller The..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
The “world’s first Iranian feminist vampire spaghetti western” is a spooky doozy
"...maybe she’s always been there? – of the titular girl (Vand, in a powerful and unearthly performance). Clad in..."

April 10, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Girl
David Riker's indie drama stars Abbie Cornish as a Texas woman, who finds maturity while smuggling Mexicans across the border.
"...In The Girl, writer/director David Riker returns to many of the same..."

April 5, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Girl in Progress
The roles of mother and daughter get mixed up in this old story told in a smart way.
"...The surprise is it's not half bad. The titular girl in progress is Ansiedad (Ramirez), who, true to her..."

May 11, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Girl on the Bridge
"...Vanessa Paradis, Claude Aufaure, Bertie Cortez and Giorgios Gatzios. Girl on the Bridge is a film about luck and..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Girl 6
"...on the phone-sex industry opens with a shot of Girl 6 (Randle), an aspiring actress, as she reads a..."

March 29, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Party Girl
Parker Posey's breakout role came in this NYC coming-of-age indie in which she plays a hipster party animal who tries to settle down as a librarian.
"...Desando, Donna Mitchell, Liev Schreiber and Nicole Bobbitt. Party Girl will do for library science what Saturday Night Fever..."

Aug. 11, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

My Girl Two
"...those Indiglo watches for Christmas and while viewing My Girl 2, I pressed the illumination button on it three..."

Feb. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
The third book of Stieg Larsson's addictive Swedish trilogy is now onscreen.
"...cast to play Lisbeth Salander, the heroine and titular "girl" of the Swedish action/conspiracy/psychological trilogy that exploded into global..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Factory Girl
Sienna Miller nails Edie Sedgwick's gamine naivete in this biopic, but the film feels far too pat for its own good.
"...Herrman and Hayden Christensen. Who is this generation's It Girl? And does it deserve one? There's an argument to..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jersey Girl
Ben Affleck plays a widower dad in this family dramedy from an uncustomarily sweet Kevin Smith.
"...George Carlin, Raquel Castro and Jennifer Lopez. Before Jersey Girl screened at the Paramount Theatre during SXSW, Kevin Smith..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Fat Girl
", as is the case in her latest, Fat Girl, a story of virginity lost. Titled À Ma Soeur!..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Tank Girl
A movie that combines Busby Berkeley chorus lines with killer mutant kangaroos and the wildest female action hero this side of La Femme Nikita.
"...Hewlett and Alan Martin's neo-underground cult comic book Tank Girl comes to life looking, amazingly, exactly like it ought..."

March 31, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Calendar Girl
"...their share figuring things out after the fact. Calendar Girl is inane, inept and implausible. Set in 1962, Calendar..."

Sept. 10, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Match Factory Girl
With not even 70 minutes total running time and, seemingly, not more than two dozen total lines of dialogue, The Match Factory Girl spins a compelling narrative, a devastating cultural portrait, and an object lesson in the less-is-more school of storytelling.
" Finnish director Kaurismaki's 1990 film The Match Factory Girl. With only 70 minutes running time and, seemingly, not..."

April 2, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
This indie hit is sweet and funny
"...Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s large-hearted Me and Earl and the Dying Girl found a lot of champions at its Sundance premiere..."

June 26, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

God Help the Girl
Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch's first film is a charming movie musical in the key of Mod.
"...I was grasping for while watching God Help the Girl, the first film by Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Girl With a Pearl Earring
Bona fide "art" movie starring this season's It Girl, Scarlett Johansson, is as flat and enigmatic as the titular portrait by Vermeer.
"...Essie Davis, Joanna Scanlan and Alakina Mann. Lord knows, Girl With a Pearl Earring is a bona fide art..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Girl, Interrupted
"...Adapted from Susanna Kaysen's memoir of the same title, Girl, Interrupted tackles the ever-popular subject of mental illness and..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tonight's Your Last Chance to See 'Girl Rising'
'One girl with courage is a revolution'
"...Girl Rising is a story of big dreams. The feature..."

May 2, 2013 Screens Post by Jessi Cape

The Exploding Girl
Zoe Kazan stars in this perfectly paced movie about a 20-year-old home from college for the week.
"...Zoe Kazan, Mark Rendall and Maryann Urbano. The Exploding Girl confines itself to a single week – spring break..."

May 14, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Girl Next Door
" Hustler, she did, just like a good little girl. But when Hustler liked what they saw, Baker bolted..."

June 23, 2000 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Bold coming-of-age story is told from the girl's POV
"...In the era before girls “just want(ed) to have fun,” their introduction to sex..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
This Swedish film is an icily sleek masterwork of sustained suspense, much like Noomi Rapace's visceral, envelope-pushing performance.
"...vein of Dan Brown's Da Vinci books. However, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo quickly realizes itself as something..."

April 2, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl, with Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, is an engagingly sordid meditation on protofeminism.
" should shock no one that The Other Boleyn Girl, adapted from Philippa Gregory's novel, resembles a tragicomic reality..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Single Girl
"...debate their future: The opening shots of A Single Girl (La Fille Seule) strike an eternally familiar note. This..."

July 25, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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