Sienna Miller finally grabs a role worthy of her talents in the slice-of-life drama American Woman

B+

Sienna Miller has spent much of her career embodying the “other woman” (Live By Night, Layer Cake) and put-upon wives (American Sniper, Foxcatcher, The Lost City Of Z). And she plays both in American Woman, a new drama from director Jake Scott and writer Brad Ingelsby. But this is still a meaty, transformative role…

The Oscar-submitted Yomeddine is a sentimental but affecting ode to friendship among outcasts

B+

Egyptian-Austrian director A.B. Shawky’s feature debut Yomeddine, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year and was Egypt’s official entry for Foreign Language Film consideration at the 91st Academy Awards, is humanist filmmaking through and through. An often-sentimental road movie that tracks two outcasts…

Tell It To The Bees crushes a tender midcentury love story under the weight of melancholy

B-

There’s a certain kind of drama favored by the novelist Ian McEwan: wistful British period pieces, like his Atonement or On Chesil Beach, that play out romantic tragedy in slow motion, capturing the struggle of the U.K.’s mid-century recovery period. Fellow British author Fiona Shaw put a queer spin on that formula…