ST. AGATHA – Review by Liz Whittemore

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Director Darren Lynn Bousman, who I followed through the Saw franchise, then totally crushed on after seeing Repo! The Genetic Opera, has a new feature in St. Agatha. The premise might seem cliche at first glance but it much more nuanced as the film progresses. The standout performances have to be from the gaggle of young pregnant women being held captive at this mysterious convent. I almost wish we had more of a background of each of the ladies rather than the intercut flashbacks of our leading lady, Mary. Though it does give validity to the audience questioning what’s real throughout the film once we have more information from her past. Continue reading on I SCREAM YOU SCREAM.

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Liz Whittemore

Liz Whittemore is the author of AWFJ's I SCREAM YOU SCREAM blog. She is Co-Managing Editor and writes for www.ReelNewsDaily.com, hosts the podcast Girls On Film and is a contributing writer for Cinemit.com and The ArtsWireWeekly. Now New York-based, she was born and raised in northern Connecticut. She's a graduate of The American Musical & Dramatic Academy, and has performed at Disneyland and famed Hartford Children's Theater, and been a member of NYC's Boomerang Theater, Connecticut's Simsbury Summer Theater, Virginia's Offstage Theatre, where she also directed. Her film credits include Suburban Skies and Surrender. In 2008, she shot Jabberwocky, a documentary now in post-production. Liz is still a children's theatre director and choreographer. She's working on an updated adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and a series of children's books.