All articles by Violet Lucca

Interviews

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

Lee Isaac Chung’s gently comic semi-autobiographical drama Minari is an acutely observed portrait of a Korean-American family’s hardscrabble attempts to live off the land in rural Arkansas. He talks about faith, farming and family ties.

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
Lists

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women

By Isabel Stevens, Bryony Dixon and others

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women
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

Plus One review: an old-school romcom, for better, for worse

By Violet Lucca

Plus One review: an old-school romcom, for better, for worse
Reviews

Cats review: an unwieldy eyesore

By Violet Lucca

Cats review: an unwieldy eyesore
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

Film of the week: The Miseducation of Cameron Post teaches tough life lessons

By Violet Lucca

Film of the week: The Miseducation of Cameron Post teaches tough life lessons
Reviews

Ocean’s Eight review: girls just wanna have bling

By Violet Lucca

Ocean’s Eight review: girls just wanna have bling
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
Reviews

I Am Not Your Negro review: race, rage and the American Dream

By Violet Lucca

I Am Not Your Negro review: race, rage and the American Dream
Reviews

Film of the week: The Wonders

By Violet Lucca

Film of the week: The Wonders
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