[Fantastic Fest] SWEETHEART Review: A Lean, Character-Driven Creature Feature

By: Paul Farrell

Sweetheart

The water is clear and blue in the bright sunlight, the sandy floor unobscured. There’s something serene about the crystal clear sea, something calming about the lapping waves as they make their way toward the sandy shore. In the wake of the beaming sun, the beauty of the ocean’s vastness and what it holds just beneath the surface is utterly breathtaking, offering a staggering sense of unfathomable possibility — one that can feel as impressive in the light as it does imposing in the dark.

That’s when a girl washes ashore.

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[North Bend Film Fest] EXTRA ORDINARY Review: Supernatural Comedy Ghosts For It

By: Emily von Seele

Extra Ordinary

Written and directed by Mike Ahern and Edna Loughman, Extra Ordinary is a madcap comedy that puts the super in supernatural (see what I did there?). It tells the story of Rose (Maeve Higgins), a woman with the ability to speak with the dead. As a child, she worked with her similarly gifted father, putting spirits to rest and giving the living peace of mind. That is, until an unfortunate accident killed him on the job.

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[Fantasia 2019] RIOT GIRLS Capsule Review: Pure, Post-Apocalyptic Joy

By: Emily von Seele

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I won’t be writing a full review until the film’s official release later this fall, but in the meantime, add Riot Girls to your “must see” list for 2019. It’s a post-apocalyptic tale of friendship, love, and all around badassery. Jovanka Vuckovic (XX) delivers a story that is crazy fun but will also pull on all of your heartstrings and make your clap and cheer.

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