The Good Girls (original title Las niñas bien) is one of the most critically acclaimed films on the 2019 Moro Spanish Film Festival program. Mexican director Alejandra Márquez Abella brings a simmering rage to this portrait of an ostentatiously wealthy woman who falls from favour with her high-society set when her husband’s business runs into trouble during Mexico’s economic crisis of the 80s.
Incompletely gestated and somewhat uneven, writer/director Jordan Peele’s Us is a bit of a letdown after his brilliant debut feature Get Out, but the acting, cinematography and score are first class and there is some brilliant imagery. Peele is to be applauded for his ambition, even if he doesn’t quite realise it here.
Inventing Tomorrow is an inspiring doco featuring some extraordinary teens fired by science and environmentalism. If these optimistic, exuberant, intelligent and responsibly ambitious young people are the future, we can look forward with hope.