DEATH OF ME – Review by Liz Whittemore

“It will be waiting for you on the other side.” An ominous beginning to a film that will stress you out to no end. Something is clearly amiss as our lovely couple wakes up late to find they and their island hotel room are covered in dirt, among other things. Missing passports and stolen luggage leave them stranded, trying to figure out what happened the night before.

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BLACKBIRD – Review by Liz Whittemore

Blackbird will hit home for anyone who has watched a loved one slowly deteriorate due to illness. Matriarch Lily has requested support from her family so she can die on her own terms. This arrangement comes as no surprise and s everyone has agreed to spend their final weekend together as a family unit and be present for what will come. We see everyone go through the stages of grief and they are messy and honest. And while secrets are exposed and new information comes to light, Blackbird leaves space for truth and real emotion.

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HAWK & REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS – Review by Liz Whittemore

The writing is absurdly amusing. Just when you think a joke has run its course, think again. The quick take editing keeps you completely engaged. There is no denying Hawk and Rev is fun to watch. Fingers crossed this is the beginning of a solid Hawk and Rev franchise.

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SHE DIES TOMORROW- review by Liz Whittemore

In Amy Seimetz’s newest film, sadness is palpable. That really is the entire premise of the film. The idea of impending death spreads like a disease. Hauntingly scored, She Dies Tomorrow puts you into a state of foreboding from the very first image.

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LAKE OF DEATH – Review by Liz Whittemore

Shadow play, things coming and going, visions, all make for an interesting build-up. Add in the guy who has a paranormal podcast, the clueless boyfriend, the dickhead jock, an ex-boyfriend, the girl just trying to help, and the girl who is literally haunted by the death of her twin brother and you’ve got yourself the makings of typical haunted cabin meets local legend scenario.

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BLESSED CHILD- review by Liz Whittemore

After leaving the Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church (the “Moonies”) more than a decade ago, Cara Jones gives us an intensely personal documentary about her life inside and out of this religious cult. This story is unique and absolutely deserves an audience. It is a captivating and extraordinarily personal documentary.

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WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS- review by Liz Whittemore

Changing the world can be a large feat. Maybe teaching small girls to stand up for themselves and others is a great way to start. Linda Goldstein Knowlton’s new documentary We Are The Radical Monarchs explores how representation matters, especially for little girls of color.

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