Gemma at the weekly pigeon beauty contest in the boxing gym. 7.5

SCHEME BIRDS Review

A beautifully shot, often heartbreaking slice-of-life tale that quickly pulls the viewer in with its captivating lead, who we just want to see turn out okay by the end.

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QUEEN OF LAPA Review

A respectful, hands-off approach by Collatos and Monnerat captures the legacy of transgender sex worker/activist, Luana Muniz, by focusing on her hostel that supports other transgender sex workers.

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THE SURROGATE Review

The Surrogate picks back up in its final moments, leading to a risky conclusion that some may find frustrating but fits perfectly within the rest of the overall tone: that is —to raise questions and not answers, resulting in a thought-provoking, well-performed, and well-written indie drama that’s well worth a look.           

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JUDY & PUNCH Review

Judy and Punch is a quirky and fun tale about feminist vengeance that is ultimately forgettable due to an inefficient script.

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BECKY Review

Like a haphazard mix of Home Alone and Straw Dogs, Becky is a hollow revenge thriller that can rarely be taken seriously.

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THE VAST OF NIGHT Review

To invest in The Vast of Night is to wait, eagerly, for a twist and to decide not only what it means for the characters, but also what it means more broadly because maybe there’s a valuable lesson that will help us all if only we can find it.

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INHERITANCE Review

From its thoroughly uninspired poster design – suspiciously similar to 13 Cloverfield Lane – to its predictable and formulaic plot, Vaughn Stein’s thriller, Inheritance, occasionally entertains but contains few shining or memorable moments. 

The setup is intriguing enough: a wealthy fiance exec

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FOURTEEN Review

Sallitt tracks the triumphs and limitations of friendship with remarkable performances from Tallie Medel & Norma Kuhling.

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REWIND Review

Rewind is an immediately engaging documentary that offers insights into child sex abuse that you will never forget.

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THE FLOOD Review

This film is trying to tackle two parts of the immigration system — the officers and the asylum seekers — but is really only doing justice for one of them.

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THE WRETCHED Review

The Wretched is a surprising delight, which doesn’t skimp on some great creature effects and fun, sometimes shocking moments that make this a memorable endeavor that I can easily recommend giving a look.