The 'Amazing Grace' of Aretha Franklin
After being buried for over 40 years, footage of Aretha Franklin’s iconic church performance, which would become one of the highest-selling gospel albums in history, finally comes to light.
Kathleen Collins’ ‘Losing Ground’ Is a Rare, Revolutionary Gem
The 1982 film about the inner workings of Black lives resists fetishization or absolution—and it is a breath of fresh air.
'Girlfriends' Gets Compared to Woody Allen's Work—But It's Far, Far Better
Claudia Weill's 1978 film receives constant comparison to Allen's oeuvre, but it should be held up as a pioneer of female friendship movies like "Frances Ha."
'Let the Sunshine In' is the Nihilistic Love Ballad We Deserve
Claire Denis' latest film follows Juliette Binoche as she searches for hope in the bleak hell of dating.
Isabelle Huppert Opens Up About Playing the Tortured Hero of 'Mrs. Hyde'
With over 130 acting credits to her name, Huppert knows she's the queen of "disturbing and daring" roles. She tells Broadly about transforming for her recent film, a kooky adaptation of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."
Our Timeless Obsession with the Cross-Dressing, Rebellious Saint Joan of Arc
"The Passion of Joan of Arc" is a 90-year-old silent film that proves the religious icon will forever captivate filmmakers and audiences alike.
In Film, as in Life, Grace Jones Always Steals the Spotlight
"Bloodlight and Bami" is the first film to put Grace Jones front and center, but the fashion and culture icon has a long legacy of stealing the spotlight, even in supporting roles.
Zoë Kravitz and Lola Kirke Are Electrifying in the Queer Thriller 'Gemini'
The actors share a borderline-obsessive friendship in the neo-noir about Hollywood, love, and murder.
'Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.' Should Have Been a '90s Teen Classic
Twenty-five years later, Leslie Harris's film is still a rare portrait of a young black girl that avoids stereotypes.
When It Comes to Telling True Stories, Women Filmmakers Reign Supreme
At this year's True/False Film Festival, there were three standout docu-fiction movies—all made by women from around the world.
The Controversial Film that Earned the First Female Best Director Nomination
Lina Wertmüller's 1976 film "Seven Beauties" is a violent World War II picture that centers a chauvinist pig. It was nominated for four Academy Awards and still confounds audiences today.
Never Forget When Meryl Streep Played a Union Activist with an Amazing Mullet
With beautiful, underrated performances from Meryl Streep and Cher, "Silkwood" follows the life and mysterious death of pioneering labor activist Karen Silkwood.