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  • Dearest Sister

    Dearest Sister

    ★★★½

    Well, that escalated quickly!

  • The Transfiguration

    The Transfiguration

    ★★★★

    CIFF41—#11

    An unflinchingly somber and understated coming of age tale of a teenage boy wrestling with his personal demons. As a character piece, it challenges the audience to sympathize with Milo as we travel further down his increasingly bleak path; as a monster movie, it's about as starkly realistic as can be, pulling vampire mythology through everyday issues of grief, racial tension and class struggle. The camera work adds to the film's realistic, documentary-like feeling with its stillness and lingering…