We Need to Talk about Cinema

A bit behind the curve, but here are my reviews from the London Film Festival, of three diverse and ambitious films by women directors: Pariah, Futures Market and Chicken with Plums. I didn't get to review Milagros Mumenthaler's Back to Stay, but it was my pick of the fest! My feelings about Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty (S&S Nov 2011) were rather less positive... and I was in two minds about John David Rhodes' study of Meshes of the Afternoon, in the Book of the Month review in Sight & Sound Dec 2011.