Wanda Reviews

  • 2d ago

    What kind of stupidity was this.... whatever the hell you want to explain do it in a 5/10 min b&w crap. This was horrible... i dont even think this will get better....if it does will change my rating. But for now it doesnt deserve a 1/2 star. Rotten

    What kind of stupidity was this.... whatever the hell you want to explain do it in a 5/10 min b&w crap. This was horrible... i dont even think this will get better....if it does will change my rating. But for now it doesnt deserve a 1/2 star. Rotten

  • Jan 02, 2021

    This a grimy story of a grimy woman from a grimy coal-mining town leading a grimy existence with a grimy small-time domineering crook. It's a movie without a soundtrack that is defined as much by its creepy long silences as any dialog or action. Barbara Loden wrote, directed, a and starred in it. She's convincing as a woman without a direction, witless, guileless, easily manipulated by the cruel, demeaning crook in another fine performance by Michael Higgins. This is one that will stick with you for a long time.

    This a grimy story of a grimy woman from a grimy coal-mining town leading a grimy existence with a grimy small-time domineering crook. It's a movie without a soundtrack that is defined as much by its creepy long silences as any dialog or action. Barbara Loden wrote, directed, a and starred in it. She's convincing as a woman without a direction, witless, guileless, easily manipulated by the cruel, demeaning crook in another fine performance by Michael Higgins. This is one that will stick with you for a long time.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Una película con un inicio muy difícil de sobrellevar debido a su paso lento, pero a medida que nos adentramos en la vida de Wanda, vemos la soledad, una verdadera soledad en el mundo urbano, en donde las necesidades básicas se vuelven el premio al final del día, y la torpeza y falta de convicción del personaje principal, hace muy difícil verla irse a dormir y levantarse a la mañana siguiente.

    Una película con un inicio muy difícil de sobrellevar debido a su paso lento, pero a medida que nos adentramos en la vida de Wanda, vemos la soledad, una verdadera soledad en el mundo urbano, en donde las necesidades básicas se vuelven el premio al final del día, y la torpeza y falta de convicción del personaje principal, hace muy difícil verla irse a dormir y levantarse a la mañana siguiente.

  • May 29, 2019

    Barbara Loden's only film is a quiet and sad one. The earlier pin-up model plays a useless girl that breaks up with her husband and leave him with her young kids in one of the earlier scenes. She is up to no good. Poor and lounging around without friends she teams up with the first man to fetch her some beers at cheap bars. She hooks up with a crook. A really mean guy treating her really bad. She accepts it - she know she's nothing. This is presented in a quiet and subtle way. It feels very real and you feel sorry for the poor girl. It got re-released recently with a facelift. It looks fresh, still got that old look. It's a great portrayal and the type of film that hits you even after it's done. 7.5 out of 10 hair rollers.

    Barbara Loden's only film is a quiet and sad one. The earlier pin-up model plays a useless girl that breaks up with her husband and leave him with her young kids in one of the earlier scenes. She is up to no good. Poor and lounging around without friends she teams up with the first man to fetch her some beers at cheap bars. She hooks up with a crook. A really mean guy treating her really bad. She accepts it - she know she's nothing. This is presented in a quiet and subtle way. It feels very real and you feel sorry for the poor girl. It got re-released recently with a facelift. It looks fresh, still got that old look. It's a great portrayal and the type of film that hits you even after it's done. 7.5 out of 10 hair rollers.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    a White Trash Woman named Wanda goes for a Wander

    a White Trash Woman named Wanda goes for a Wander

  • Nov 02, 2018

    Its understated execution seems intriguing for a 70s arthouse film about a vagabond housewife but that's just the thin surface of this somewhat unintentionally aimless and ineffective road film.

    Its understated execution seems intriguing for a 70s arthouse film about a vagabond housewife but that's just the thin surface of this somewhat unintentionally aimless and ineffective road film.

  • Dec 13, 2017

    Look in the dark corners and you'll still see this film being played out in real life today. It's timeless.

    Look in the dark corners and you'll still see this film being played out in real life today. It's timeless.

  • Dec 13, 2017

    Very quirky film from 1971. I saw it back in the day and was just blown away. It still holds up and is one of the top 100 movies you must see before you die.

    Very quirky film from 1971. I saw it back in the day and was just blown away. It still holds up and is one of the top 100 movies you must see before you die.

  • May 29, 2016

    In budget, Wanda is limited; in its environments, it is dreary. But Ms. Loden directs and portrays her title character as a dreary and limited individual, and in those confines, finds something powerful.

    In budget, Wanda is limited; in its environments, it is dreary. But Ms. Loden directs and portrays her title character as a dreary and limited individual, and in those confines, finds something powerful.

  • Jan 29, 2016

    For all its aimlessness and despair, this film conveys a voice to an otherwise voiceless character. It is brave and intriguing in doing so.

    For all its aimlessness and despair, this film conveys a voice to an otherwise voiceless character. It is brave and intriguing in doing so.