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  • The Dress

    ★★★★★

  • Le vidéoclip

    ★★★★★

  • Sudden Light

    ★★★★★

  • How to Raise a Black Boy

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  • The Dress

    The Dress

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Watch the full short film now (only online for a limited time): youtu.be/PcQsBkykUWg

    Stories about first sexual experiences are somewhat ubiquitous in indie cinema. Typically, though, these films center on adolescent or young adult protagonists: coming-of-age tales that focus on the transition into adulthood as they deal with their own burgeoning sexuality.

    Tadeusz Łysiak’s Oscar-shortlisted narrative, Sukienka (The Dress), subverts that notion, telling a familiar narrative via a new framework. In this case, the story is centered on a woman…

  • Le vidéoclip

    Le vidéoclip

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    Meeting up with his buddies to shoot a music video, while on “babysitting duty” for his younger tomboy sister Clara, Antoine finds himself in an uncomfortable position when she shows an interest in being included in the shoot, but needs to change her style for a more appropriate look. In Camille Poirier’s Le Vidéoclip (The Music Video), over the course of one afternoon, the two siblings have to come to terms with the fact that Clara is not a child…

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  • Stuffed

    Stuffed

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The story of a female taxidermist with a strong desire to stuff someone probably already sounds like an odd enough premise right? But wait, there’s more…it’s also a musical!! Ramping up the WTF levels to the max, on paper Theo Rhys and Joss Holden-Rea’s (co-writer) Stuffed may present itself as a very risky gamble, but on-screen this incredibly accomplished short expertly balances genre, comedy and music to amplify the emotional beats of its compelling narrative.

    Given the improbability of its…

  • Are You Still There?

    Are You Still There?

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    In the list of most frustrating things that could happen on a given day, having a car that won’t start is definitely up there. Safa already has a lot on her mind, so when her battery dies in a parking lot, she is stuck, frustrated, and is given reason to confront more about her life than an unreliable automobile. Prolific filmmaking duo Rayka Zehtabchi and Sam Davis (known for (SHn(y)o͞of) and the 2019 Oscar-winner, Period. End of Sentence) are back…