Kathleen Collins’s Groundbreaking Portrait of Black Womanhood

“Nothing I do leads to ecstasy,” Sara (Seret Scott) exclaims to her handsome painter husband Victor (Bill Gunn) in a fit of frustration. “You stay in a trance, you haven’t noticed that? A kind of private, ecstatic trans. It’s like living with a musician who sits around all day blowing his horn.” We don’t see … Read more

The Worst Person in the World Is Among the Best Portraits of Modern Womanhood

In what will no doubt join the canon of impossibly romantic film scenes, a 30-year-old woman named Julie (Renate Reinsve) runs through the streets of Oslo in pursuit of a new lover. With the click of a kitchen light switch, time stops while her boyfriend Aksel (Anders Danielsen Lie) is making morning coffee. He — … Read more