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  • Requiem for Mrs. J

    Requiem for Mrs. J


    Vantablack comedy deserves to have had a lot more festival play than it has, its moments of absurdity accentuate the drama. Mirana Karanovic excellent as always. Full review at

  • Alone at My Wedding

    Alone at My Wedding


    Much more upbeat than the synopsis might suggest, like its central protagonist, this is a tough tale, but never without hope. Full review at

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  • The Tale

    The Tale


    With all due respect to the enjoyable enough Miseducation of Cameron Post, this is what should have won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. A searing interrogation of memory and the way that it can protect an abuser, Fox leads us into the maze of her own experience, showing how its walls shift even as she tries to work through her feelings both at the time of the assault and in reflection since. Full review at Eye For Film

  • Act of Valor

    Act of Valor


    Navy SEALs tortured by appalling script, get their own back by beating the remaining life out of it. Action scenes are pretty good but you could say that about a computer game. As noted by others, it plays out like a feature-length recruitment ad... as shot by the Hallmark Channel. Full review