‘Vanessa Kirby's strong performance covers weaker spots in ‘Pieces of a Woman,’ says critic

(L to R) Molly Parker as Eva and Vanessa Kirby as Martha in “Pieces of a Woman.” Photo by Benjamin Loeb/Netflix.

Critics review “Herself,” about an Irish mother who escapes her abusive husband and struggles to find affordable housing; “Pieces of a Woman,” about a young woman who suffers a tragic home birth and spends a year grieving; “The Reason I Jump,” a documentary following five young people with autism spectrum disorder; “One Night In Miami,” about a fictionalized meeting of Muhammed Ali, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X, and football star Jim Brown.



  • Tim Grierson - Senior U.S. Critic for Screen International, a contributing editor at MEL, and the author of “This Is How You Make a Movie" - @TimGrierson
  • Jacqueline Coley - editor for Rotten Tomatoes and co-host of the new podcast “Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong” - @THATJacqueline