Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Critic

Australia

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas is an Australian film critic who has written four books on cult cinema (the latest on Abel Ferrara’s Ms. 45, published by Columbia University Press). She is an editor of the film journal Senses of Cinema and a film critic on radio station Triple R in Melbourne with the Plato's Cave programme. She is the winner the 2017 AFIRC (Australian Film Institute’s Research Collection) Research Fellowship, and winner of a 2016 Australian Film Critics Association writing award.

I Am Not A Witch

Date: 03 Sep 2017 Category: TV/Film
8.0 Rating
In a year when Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale returned with force to the public consciousness through the Hulu series of the same name, there’s something of its shared focus on ritual and patriarchal oppression that ripples through I am Not a Witch. But the debut feature by Zambian-Welsh filmmaker Rungano Nyoni is a distinctly unique affair, reflecting the cultural specificity of the African context within which her story is set, and ...