Riot Girls review
Riot Girls is this generations Lord of The Flies. It’s just so fantastic. From The directorial debut of Jovanka Vuckovic which couldn’t do any better with the pacing of a feature debut which can be a tricky thing to pull off. The stars Madison Iseman, Paloma Kwiatkowski do an admirable job this is once again one of my favorites of the year. This also had bits of a retro feel to it. So I’m interested in seeing which films influenced Jovanka to make this.
The cinematography in this was also fantastic it’s at a lean runtime roughly 85 minutes it’s always fascinating and always badass. The cast and crew really showed out for this film that is set to be an instant cult classic.
The plot synopsis is as follows:
Riot Girls is set after a mysterious illness has killed all adults. The town of Potter’s Bluff has been divided into two rival factions, the ‘East side’, made up of scrappy scavengers living amongst the ruins, and the ‘West side’ which hoards its wealth in the former high school and is ruled by brutal dictator, Jeremy (Munro Chambers, “Degrassi: The Next Generation”).
When Jack (Alexandre Bourgeois, “Departure”), an Eastsider, is forced to kill two Westsiders while on a scavenging mission, he is captured and taken back to the West side where he awaits public execution. Jack’s sister, Nat (Iseman), and her best friend, Scratch (Kwiatkowski), must cross into dangerous territory if they hope to save him. Their treacherous journey reveals not only the power of their love, but the depths of their courage.