Susannah Gruder

Susannah Gruder

Film critic born and raised in Brooklyn

Favorite films

  • Through the Olive Trees
  • Women in Love
  • Everyone Else
  • Documenteur

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  • Listening to Kenny G

    ★★★★

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

  • Wonderland

    ★★★★½

  • The French Connection

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  • The Calming

    The Calming

    ★★★★

    Maybe my favorite film of NYFF so far. Whether it was intentional or not, feels like the truest tribute to Akerman I’ve ever witnessed. And falls into my favorite category of movies: women wandering alone in unfamiliar locations.

  • To the Wonder

    To the Wonder

    ★★★★

    This movie captures the way I felt when I moved to rural America for college and was suddenly surrounded by S P A C E —whether it was a hayfield or a Walmart. It also captures the difficulty of being a pedestrian in these places...valid!