REVIEW: ‘Echoes’ (2022) is a Frustrating Mystery Thriller that Gets Downright Silly

“Even though the limited series has an interesting cast, ‘Echoes’ leaves the audience confused and is hard to keep up with.”

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TRIBECA 2022 REVIEW: ‘The Year Between’ (2022) Fails to Make a Statement on Comedy and Bipolar Disorder

“Lacks plot structure and the performances can vary” Alex Heller’s The Year Between is an edgy dark comedy that follows 20-something Clemence’s (Heller) life as she is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Heller, who directs, writes, and stars in the movie, reflects on her personal experience. But the many circumstances in the movie make it difficult…

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TRIBECA 2022 REVIEW: ‘Leave No Trace’ (2022) Sheds Light on Sexual Abuse with Some Ethical Concerns

“A powerful and heartbreaking documentary” Irene Taylor’s Leave No Trace focuses on one of the most rampant cover-ups of sexual abuse allegations — that within the Boy Scouts of America. It is an intense documentary about a century-old organisation, which took steps to eliminate — for lack of a better word — and keep a…

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TRIBECA 2022 REVIEW: ‘Cherry’ (2022) is a Sympathetic Look at a Delicate and Difficult Topic

“Presents a delicate topic with a sympathetic perspective, but feels amateurish at times” Sophie Galibert’s Cherry portrays a woman’s struggles through an unplanned pregnancy. With the uncertainty of the Roe vs. Wade ruling being overturned in the Supreme Court, movies that discuss abortion are more important than ever. There are many factors that contribute to…

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TRIBECA 2022 REVIEW: ‘Family Dinner’ (2022) Delivers the Terrors of Meat in a Slow-Burning Carnage Feast

“‘Family Dinner’ has a unique story with an interesting ending that highlights the enormous strength one character can hold.”

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TRIBECA 2022 REVIEW: ‘My Love Affair with Marriage’ (2022) Threads Together Animation and Science through Song

“These issues within the chemistry of people’s brains are important for people to understand, especially young girls and women.” Signe Baumane’s My Love Affair with Marriage is a coming-of-age story about young Zelma (voiced by Dagmara Dominczyk), who discovers that songs and fairy tales about love will solve her problems. An exploration of love, sex,…

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REVIEW: ‘Shining Girls’ Is An Ambitious Crime Drama That Misses The Mark

“‘Shining Girls’ is an eight-episode series that promises to build up an intense story of a serial killer, but the non-linear structure becomes uneven and clunky.”

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REVIEW: ‘Russian Doll’ (Season 2) is a Fast-Paced Trip Through Time and Trauma

“The show is compulsively entertaining and addictive in the sense that it has a way of leaving room for future possibilities of more stories down the line.”

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REVIEW: ‘The Power of the Dog’ (2021) Evokes Unspoken Desires and the Meaning of Masculinity

“‘The Power of the Dog’ is Jane Campion’s first feature in more than ten years. It’s menacing and mysterious in its narrative, and presents itself to reveal something truly spectacular.”

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LAAPFF 2021 REVIEW: ‘The Girl Who Left Home’ (2020) is a Heartwarming Musical Where Conflicts are Left Unresolved

“‘The Girl Who Left Home’ teaches the values of loving children unconditionally and pushing loved ones to pursue something they want to do.”

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