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The Girl with All the Gifts Directed by Colm McCarthy Opens February 24 A hushed whisper counts up from one. The voice is a child’s—Melanie’s (Sennia Nanua). In a hole of a room outfitted with just a bed, photos of a cat and foliage, and a wheelchair, she’s keeping her brain full of figures. Unflappably sharp knowledge is just one of her many gifts, as the title would pose. When we see her android-like demeanor, we wonder...
You're walking down the street, minding your own business, when a hungry-looking man jeers and lurches towards you: Is he a zombie, or a catcaller? Sometimes it's hard to tell.  At least, so suggest the teenage painters of a new mural in Bed-Stuy, titled "Respect is the Strongest Compliment." It uses a scene like something from Night of the Living Dead as a visual metaphor for how it feels to be a woman who's constantly harassed on the street. Painted by 20 young women,...