Felicia Feaster

Felicia Feaster
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I am a longtime journalist based in Atlanta and have been writing film criticism since 1994, full-time for decades at the Atlanta alternative weekly Creative Loafing and now at the online arts magazine Burnaway.org and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I hold an undergraduate and graduate degree in film from, respectively, the University of Florida and Emory University, where my master's thesis became a book: Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Film. My film writing has also been published in Film Quarterly, Cineaste and Charleston City Paper. I am the co-founder of the Atlanta Film Critics Circle.
Critics' Group: Atlanta Film Critics Circle

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
96% Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (2018) A tour through Winogrand's unique sensibility and a changing America, the film charts a career now enshrined in the canon of photography but which was, like most artists' lives, more difficult in the living. - Burnaway.org EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) A deeply affecting story with universal resonance about loss and longing and defined by director Lee Chang-dong's unique point of view. - Burnaway.org EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
95% RBG (2018) A fist-pumping cinematic clarion call, RBG is a chance for viewers to revel in a real-world superhero and defender of truth, justice and the American way - Burnaway.org EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
89% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) This potent love letter to Basquiat is also a Proustian remembrance of things past and a pre-gentrification New York City, where anything seemed possible. - Burnaway.org EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
84% The Look (2011) A flawed but compelling documentary, Charlotte Rampling: The Look contemplates the fierce charms of this mystery-drenched icon. - Burnaway.org EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
90% Must Read After My Death (2007) As much as it is a peek behind the closed doors of a marriage, Must Read After My Death is a grotesque glimpse into how a medley of therapists operating from their own prejudices did more to hinder than help this unhappy family. - New York Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
85% Wendy and Lucy (2008) Though a less satisfying effort than Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy exhibits Reichardt and co-writer Jonathan Raymond's deftly subtle touch and both writers' compassionate take on how deeply poverty settles into their characters' bones. - New York Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2008
85% Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) In this documentary, the dwarf finally gets his due, fleshed out as a person rather than simply a media sensation. - New York Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2008
87% Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson (2008) Multiple phantasmagorical scenes from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas often reduce Gonzo to an over-spiced pudding of pastiche and talking heads. Matters are hardly helped with some cloying musical interludes. - New York Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2008
49% Before the Rains (2008) Will the rains come? Aye, they will -- and so too the colonialist's comeuppance. Although by the time it rolls around many will be past caring. - New York Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2008
37% Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) As the Iraq War enters its fifth year, the mugging, Borat-baiting approach to Bush-era incompetence has become a less reliable source of hilarity. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2008
50% Stalags (2007) [Director] Libsker rightfully questions how sex and sadism have become the distorting lens through which we think about the Holocaust. - New York Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2008
5/5 91% There Will Be Blood (2007) We have grown used to tales about what is won in conquest. What still shakes the American character at its core are tales such as this one, about what is lost. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2008
3/5 94% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) It is a testament to Schnabel's skill and the power of metaphor that he was able to fabricate a film of such universal relevance from the life of a man whose situation was unique. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2008
4/5 79% Jimmy Carter Man From Plains (2007) Jonathan Demme's inspiring documentary portrait of Carter, touches on many of the kaleidoscopic variations of the Carter character by observing him in both casual and formal wear. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2008
4/5 52% Margot at the Wedding (2007) If trauma can be entertaining, then Margot at the Wedding is it. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2007
43% Lagerfeld Confidential (2007) Lagerfeld Confidential's portrait of the artistic director allows its subject to dictate the terms of his portrait. In an era of ever-present spin, it's a popular -- though less than satisfying -- approach. - New York Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2007