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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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘The End Of Wonderland’ (2021) is a Thoughtful And Complex Look at a Trans Sex Worker’s Life

An imperfect but thoughtful look at a the many facets of a trans sex worker’s life.

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BFI Flare Review: Short Films That Showcase A Diversity of Lives

These short films shown as part of BFI Flare provide a rich variety of storytelling, and try to use minimal time to their potential.

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​​BHFF REVIEW: ‘The Sadness’ (2021) Is Tear-Jerkingly Depraved

“In ‘The Sadness’ the fear is not—as Hitchcock might have asserted—what is unseen, but what can be endured.”

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BHFF Review: As ‘Lux Æterna’ (2019) Proves, Bonfires Are So Sexy

“‘Lux Æterna’ associates the cinematic regard with the spectacle of a witch burning, gobbling up misogynistic entertainment at the expense of another’s pain.”

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BHFF Review: In ‘Good Madam’ (2021), Fear Lives In the Fingertips

“Taking up the mantle of other bright stars of the creepy-old-lady-upstairs subsection of the genre, ‘Good Madam’ offers an interesting take on horror that passes, first and foremost, through the hands.”

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LFF REVIEW: ‘The Souvenir: Part II’ (2021) an Exquisite End to Hogg’s Memoir

‘The Souvenir Part II’ takes off from exactly where Part I left us, and gives us a beautifully cyclical inverse to the story.

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