Sundance 2022 Film Review: Sirens ★★★★

Rita Baghdadi's feature documentary Sirens, which world premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, is a nuanced, intimate, and upbeat portrait of Lebanon's only all-female thrash metal band, Slave to Sirens. Although it opens with footage of protests on the streets of Beirut with chants of "revolution" and shots of graffiti with phrases like, "homophobia... Continue Reading →

Sundance 2022 Film Review: Am I OK? ★★★1/2

With a screenplay by Lauren Pomerantz (SNL, The Ellen DeGeneres Show), wife and wife co-directors Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne refashion the romcom by placing a platonic female friendship at its centre. Now both in their early thirties, Lucy (Dakota Johnson) and Jane (Sonoya Mizuno) have been best friends since high school. It's become comfortable... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Somebody Somewhere ★★★★

Toto, I have a feeling we're in Kansas...Manhattan, Kansas to be precise. It's the conservative hometown of Sam (Bridget Everett, who hails from the town herself), a middle-aged woman who returned there to care for her terminally ill sister, Holly, and where she still finds herself living six month's after her sister's passing. Sleeping on... Continue Reading →

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