The emotional ghosts of the past are the driving force of the melodramatic The Price for Silence. Our first images of protagonist Kira Flynn (Lynn Mancinelli) make it clear that she is suffering PTSD centered in the emotional wounds of rape. It is not just her recurring dreams about the rape, but also her behavior,… [Read More]
“And yet she persisted” is a political statement in the US. It speaks to women seeking a voice to speak to power. But a woman’s persistence takes on a much deeper importance in the Tunisian film Beauty and the Dogs.
In a very special episode of the show, Steve sits down with teens Savannah Roach, Daniel Collins, Brea Bowden and Mitch Macgowan to talk about Netflix’s controversial series, 13 REASONS WHY. In an eye-opening conversation, they talk about their views on the show’s backlash, teen culture, parents, and ‘helping their Hannah’. Want to continue to… [Read More]
You’ll note I never give you a preview of what I’ll see the next day when I make my report each day. That is because one never knows what will be sold out leading me to figure out a plan B (or plans B throughout the day).
“It’s twisted.” That brief line of dialogue defines Paul Verhoeven’s Elle in more ways than one. The plot certainly has very interesting turns along the way, but the convolutions of the personalities are what really make this entertaining and interesting. This is an intense psychological thriller, with the accent on psychological. Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) is… [Read More]
The film touches on the question of how God can allow such evil to exist, but without dwelling on it or trying to answer such and unanswerable question. Rather it focuses on how one moves on in the aftermath of such devastation—whether personal or societal.