All in 2017

axolotl overkill

Watching this movie was like being at a seedy party where you don’t know anyone, nobody will talk to you, everyone is drunk or on drugs, and you just can’t wait to leave. It doesn’t matter that it looked beautiful and that the director was obviously telling an intensely personal story. She was telling it for herself, and leaving us out of it.

when we rise

More well-meaning than well-executed, this 8-hour mini series will resonate strongly with those of us living and breathing the fight every day, but is it strong enough to move the unconverted? I'm unconvinced. There are enough huge moments here to keep most viewers hanging in there, and it pulls relentlessly at the heartstrings.