All articles by Violet Lucca

Reviews

Fire of Love pairs spectacular archive footage with an unsatisfying narrative

Sara Dosa’s documentary about volcanologist couple Katia and Maurice Krafft is mesmerising to look at, but its approach to storytelling – stuck somewhere between the conventional and experimental – fails to truly enrapture.

By Violet Lucca

Fire of Love pairs spectacular archive footage with an unsatisfying narrative
Interviews

“I wanted each character to be wrestling with what I wrestle with”: Lee Isaac Chung on Minari

By Violet Lucca

“I wanted each character to be wrestling with what I wrestle with”: Lee Isaac Chung on Minari
The best of 2020

In The Forty-Year-Old Version, Radha Blank hoists her own star

By Violet Lucca

In The Forty-Year-Old Version, Radha Blank hoists her own star
Reviews

The Roads Not Taken review: Sally Potter grapples with the power of the past

By Violet Lucca

The Roads Not Taken review: Sally Potter grapples with the power of the past
Features

A womb of one’s own: a short history of abortion on film

By Violet Lucca

A womb of one’s own: a short history of abortion on film
Reviews

The Mule review: Clint Eastwood kicks against the American Dream

By Violet Lucca

The Mule review: Clint Eastwood kicks against the American Dream
Reviews

A Wrinkle in Time review: a faltering fantasy of self-discovery

By Violet Lucca

A Wrinkle in Time review: a faltering fantasy of self-discovery
Reviews

The Square review: Ruben Östlund artfully exposes hidden injustice

By Violet Lucca

The Square review: Ruben Östlund artfully exposes hidden injustice
Reviews

Fifty Shades Freed review: vanilla sex and a cartoon villain

By Violet Lucca

Fifty Shades Freed review: vanilla sex and a cartoon villain
Reviews

Film of the week: Coco, Pixar’s vital dance with los muertos

By Violet Lucca

Film of the week: Coco, Pixar’s vital dance with los muertos
Features

A pantheon of one’s own: 25 female film critics worth celebrating

By Anne Billson, Mark Cousins and others

A pantheon of one’s own: 25 female film critics worth celebrating
Reviews

Film of the week: Cold in July

By Violet Lucca

Film of the week: Cold in July