ONE CHILD NATION – Review by Liz Whittemore

Comprised of intimate first hand accounts and government made propaganda, One Child Nation will undoubtedly tap into your soul. If you are a mother, it will offend your understanding of the world. How can government care so little for the lives of its own citizens? Fighting back, telling stories is what brings enlightenment to the ignorant and empowers progressive change. One Child Nation shows us how great filmmaking can educate a new generation. You can’t rewrite history but you can prevent it from ever happening again.

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HEAD COUNT – Review by Liz Whittemore

This script by director Elle Callahan and Michael Nadar is something special. Right off the bat, I noticed nods to It Follows, one of the most unique genre films in a long time. But once Head Count’s weirdness takes full hold, you’ll find it’s completely its own creation. You will be just as spooked/confounded as the characters.

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THE CHILD REMAINS – Review by Liz Whittemore

An expectant couple’s intimate weekend turns to terror when they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where unwanted infants and mothers were murdered. Inspired by the true story of the infamous ‘Butterbox Babies’, The Child Remains is a twisting supernatural thriller and homage to slow-burn vintage horror like The Shining, Rosemary’s Baby and Session 9.

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ST. AGATHA – Review by Liz Whittemore

Director Darren Lynn Bousman (the Saw franchise, Repo! The Genetic Opera) has a new feature in St. Agatha. The premise might seem cliche at first glance but it becomes 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.

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YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER – Review by Liz Whittemore

Fran Kranz and Alyson Hannigan are two of my, what I refer to as The Whedonverse, crushes. If you don’t already know what that means, the new film You Might Be The Killer may not be tailor-made for you. If you’re picking up on my lingo, this film’s tongue-in-cheek structure is sheer perfection.

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HERE AND NOW – Review by Liz Whittemore

Sarah Jessica Parker gives her career-best performance in this awe-inspiring look at life and regret. The film shines in its sound editing. Parker comes to life in an entirely different way when there is no dialogue at all. Here and Now is also a living, breathing homage to New York City in sight and sound. This film was one of the best at Tribeca Film Festival this year.

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