Aviva Dove-Viebahn

Aviva Dove-Viebahn
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Ms. Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
63% Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) The talents of the film's six strong women actors are shamefully squandered and exploited in the name of making a film that cares more about design and appearing "edgy" than story or character. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
81% Black Widow (2021) Black Widow may be an enjoyable romp on the surface, but as a triumphant send-off for Natasha Romanoff, it feels hollow: too little, too late. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2021
80% The Old Guard (2020) Prince-Bythewood's direction is without reproach, as is the acting: The characters are nuanced and varied, the pacing balances fast and spectacular fight choreography with scenes that are almost meditative in their intimacy. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
64% Secretariat (2010) If you love horse movies, then you'll probably love Disney's newest, much-hyped Secretariat, which fits firmly in the genre of other recent triumphant equine epics. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
85% Black Swan (2010) Black Swan is a top-form thriller-visceral, moving, and stunningly beautiful-but it's also a film about the darkness our own minds conjure up when we're overwhelmed by ambition. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
100% Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth (2013) Expressive without being sentimental, revealing Walker as not only a brilliant writer and intellectual, but also a deeply soulful woman who stands behind the power of her convictions. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
86% Out In The Night (2014) Throughout the film, dorosh-walther highlights both the women's vulnerability and their strength, while never losing sight of their humanity. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
76% High Art (1998) Twenty-two years later, High Art...resonates simultaneously as a timeless meditation on love, loss and art and as a trenchant drama, - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a brilliant and visually stunning meditation on the meaning of art and love, as well as the choices we make as artists and lovers. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
67% The Glorias (2020) In these precarious times, where we seem poised on the brink between democracy and despair, The Glorias still manages to present a message of hope. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
82% Happiest Season (2020) Peel back the veneer a little and the...reliance on the ever-ready open wounds that popular culture tends to lay bare in its portrayal of queer women seep to the surface. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) We should question what allows a film to go so spectacularly astray from what is...the heart of the character and her appeal. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
85% Ailey (2021) A thoughtful and beautiful meditation on Black excellence, Ailey explores the life of dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
97% Playing with Sharks (2021) Sally Aitken's accomplished and enriching documentary illuminates Taylor's life, sharing gorgeous remastered footage of Taylor's early dives. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
96% Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2021) Equal parts fun and earnest, Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It is a delightful and enlightening film. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
86% At the Ready (2021) Crow's documentary...gives its subjects the space and freedom to explore...a crossroads where race, class and gender intersect with immigration and the law. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
91% Cusp (2021) A stunningly crafted documentary, Cusp's narrative expresses both the fear and hope of girls who are on the verge of embarking on their adult lives. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
74% The World to Come (2020) In order to enjoy The World to Come, you need to approach it not as a lesbian romance but as a period drama about the hardships of 19th century American settler life. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
56% Mayday (2021) Mayday is a smart film with ambitious intentions that gets slightly muddled along the way. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
70% Land (2021) Land is a measured film with a well-worn plot, and yet it still harbors some beautiful moments of mourning, crisis and uplift. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
100% My Name Is Pauli Murray (2021) A well-crafted, engaging documentary that's both edifying and inspiring. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
88% Marvelous and the Black Hole (2020) Marvelous and the Black Hole manages to be both playful and meditative by turns. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
95% CODA (2021) CODA is a lucid, captivating and heartwarming coming-of-age film. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
86% Passing (2021) A stunning and layered adaption that asks complicated and prescient questions... Passing is one of those films that will benefit from and require repeat viewings to truly mine its depths. - Ms. Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021