Ed Rampell: The FOXy ladies were caught in a conundrum. On the one hand, they were career women, but the females couldn’t (openly) be “feminists.”
Bill Meyer: He’s out there seeing war and death, searching for the truth and refusing to be bought by Western ambitions of empire.
Ed Rampell: popcorn munchers at the local multiplex used to superheroes, explosions and car chases would likely find this 2-hour foreign film subtitled in English to be excruciatingly slow – only “redeemed” by its hot lesbian sex scenes.
Ed Rampell: Miroshnichenko’s camera coldly but compassionately reveals the bleak realities of daily life for the inmates, who often wear drab brown skirts, black tights, prison boots and blue winter jackets to protect them from the cold.
Ed Rampell: Alfre Woodard, one of our elder stateswomen of thespianism, delivers a powerhouse of a performance as the prison warden, Bernardine Williams, Clemency’s main character.