About Rania Richardson

Rania Richardson is the communications manager for a philanthropic nonprofit in New York City and a freelance writer specializing in film, culture, and business. She came of age in Cambridge, MA, and began her career at Time magazine. Her favorite film is Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, and her mission is to champion the best in world cinema.

Gimme Danger

A rockumentary on the seminal band the Stooges, “the greatest rock ’n’ roll band ever,” at least according to filmmaker Jim Jarmusch.

By |November 11th, 2016|Featured|0 Comments

Aquarius | NYFF 2016

Writer/director Kleber Mendonça Filho’s highly observant film follows Sonia Braga in a tour de force performance.

By |October 23rd, 2016|Festivals, South American|0 Comments

Certain Women

A quiet, female-focused triptych of tales that keeps its scope quite modest.

By |October 13th, 2016|Book adaptation, DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Indie|0 Comments

13th | NYFF 2016

With clarity and focus, Ava DuVernay traces a history of inequality that has resulted in the United States having the highest incarceration rate in the world.

By |October 8th, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Festivals, Top Picks|0 Comments

Julieta | NYFF 2016

Is this a new direction for Pedro Almodóvar, who has made excess the hallmark of his long career?

By |October 6th, 2016|Book adaptation, Festivals|0 Comments

Neruda | NYFF 2016

Chilean director Pablo Larraín turns a standard biopic inside out in this stylish thriller with a literary bent.

By |October 6th, 2016|Biopic, Festivals|0 Comments