If there is a female counterpart to John Cassavetes, Barbara Loden is it.
...a solid characters study and fine debut, and swan song (Loden died in 1980 after battling cancer), for an unrequited filmmaker.
| Original Score: B+
...a landmark of American independent filmmaking.
| Original Score: A-
A brilliantly atmospheric film with a superb performance by Loden.
A sometimes incoherent primal scream, directed not at any particular target but at the state of the American dream in the late 1960s, especially as it applied to women.
| Original Score: 4/5
Wanda is the singular vision of an artist who hailed from surroundings as bleak and limited as her title character's.
| Original Score: 1/5
The film is all the more impressive for its refusal to get embroiled in half-baked political attitudinising.
This intelligent and original film is a prime example of the great films truly indie directors can make.
| Original Score: A+
Wanda is rather out of step with the other, more famous, lovers-on-the-run films of its period.
| Original Score: 73/100