​​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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LFF REVIEW: ‘Memoria’ (2021)– Apichatpong’s Transcendental Journey to Colombia

“‘Memoria’ takes its audience on a journey to somewhere wholly unexpected, yet upon arrival, it’s clear that the film couldn’t end anywhere else.”

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VIFF 2021 REVIEW: How ‘The Scary of Sixty-First’ (2021) Red Pills its Audience

New wave body horror goes IRL in Dasha Nekrasova’s impressive directorial debut.

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VIFF 2021 REVIEW: ‘Red Rocket’ (2021) Reinvents The Hero’s Journey

Sean Baker’s successfully tackles the anti-hero’s journey in his new dramedy Red Rocket.

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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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LAAPFF 2021 REVIEW: ‘Blush’ (2021) Adds Layers of Emotional Grief and Brings Catharsis

“‘Blush’ is a spectacular and wondrous animated short film, and one of the best of the year. It gravitates and pushes the boundaries of animation, and narratively shows how personal stories are essential in the art of animation.”

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TIFF REVIEW: ‘Ali & Ava’ (2021) Blends Romance and Realism with Mixed Results

“‘Ali and Ava’ is a film that brings Barnard’s usual visual and sonic flair, but it falls slightly short of the mark by not tackling the signifiers inherent in the story’s themes.”

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