ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS – Review by Liz Whittemore

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Rock, Paper, Scissors is one of the most unsettling films of the year. Magdalena is trapped in her childhood home by her eccentric half-siblings. Control, guilt, emotional abuse; sounds like a normal family dynamic to me. Perhaps, the relationship between Magdalena and her step-siblings Jesus and María José is slightly more volatile. They force their unusual games on her, slowly eating away at her sanity. Oh, and let’s not forget the little home movie they’re making. A little bit of Misery meets and even more deranged Wizard of Oz, Rock, Paper, Scissors strikes a brilliant balance of comical and utterly disturbing. 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, hosts the podcast Girls On Film and is a contributing writer for 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.