GIRLHOOD

Bande de Filles—misleadingly called Girlhood in English—is a new French film trying way too hard to be “commercial.” Instead of telling the story she really wants to tell about the downward trajectory of a beautiful but doomed teen named Marieme” (Karidja Touré), filmmaker Céline Sciamma fills the screen with scenes that look like mini-music videos.… Continue reading GIRLHOOD