Zola Reviews

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March 3, 2020
Notes both sour and sweet keep the film emotionally charged through the lurid events, while Mica Levi's synth score accentuates the story's bittersweet tone.
February 24, 2020
Zola, while fun, fails at interrogating why we consume these stories as entertainment without examining the gray areas that these events tend to live in.
February 19, 2020
Zola is entertaining as hell and the cast is brilliant, but I never quite figured out the logic of its internet motif. Still, it's hard not to admire it for the artistic risks it takes.
February 17, 2020
The journey is not all that unique, but the way Bravo styles it up and lets the women carry the charge is worthy of more than just a Twitter swipe.
February 12, 2020
[Zola] is an astute social satire, a hilarious crime caper, and a terrifying cautionary tale.
February 11, 2020
Though the narrative loses its momentum towards the end of the film, with a talented and diverse cast, Zola still ingratiates us with the performances that we need to feel fulfilled by the end.
February 10, 2020
With this film, slated for theatrical release this summer, [director Janizca] Bravo cements her reputation as a filmmaker to watch.
February 10, 2020
From the writing and directing to the costuming and production design, Bravo and her team transform the famed series of tweets into an of-the-moment film that captures the same frenetic energy of the story.
February 9, 2020
Bravo and her co-writer, Jeremy O. Harris, spin Zola's yarn with all the "can you believe this?" immediacy of a good Twitter thread.
February 5, 2020
Zola is a film that is in the same vein as Spring Breakers
February 5, 2020
In marrying the language of social media with cinema, Zola is a blinding success
February 4, 2020
I doubt any other movie this year will be as authentically "now" as ZOLA.
February 3, 2020
Zola is the movie of our times, and [Writer-director Janicza] Bravo bakes every idea into the script and visuals.
February 3, 2020
Zola is compelling and chaotic, perfectly capturing the energy that the original thread put out there as well as the intricate nature of a story told by the internet.
February 1, 2020
Bravo's playfully harrowing directing style is the perfect match for the gonzo material, based improbably enough on A'Ziah King's epic real-life 144-tweet rant.
January 31, 2020
Bravo leans in on the social media vibe, stuffing her film with indelible flourishes, and stylistic creativity... There is a fun, ribald energy to the proceedings.
January 31, 2020
Bravo grounds her story in a vision of Florida that feels genuinely dangerous and strange in ways that only Florida can, and pulls great performances from her cast, who are all-in on this crazy vision.
January 31, 2020
One of those wacky movies that is sure to be talked about, if only for the sheer insanity of the story.
January 30, 2020
It's downright thrilling to watch a film breeze through its grimly funny energy with such exuberant confidence, especially with such a new, vibrant voice in Paige.
January 29, 2020
Some are hooked more than others to her wild story.
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