LEE (TIFF 2023) – Review by Rachel West

Once an artist’s muse, Lee Miller revolutionized the way the world looked at wartime photography. Now, first-time director Ellen Kuras is telling her story in the compelling portrait, Lee, featuring another awards-worthy performance by Kate Winslet. Lee sets out to tell a straightforward story of Miller’s life and it does it quite well. Kuras makes sure that Miller’s story is front and centre at all times. It is her journey we are meant to follow as viewers are guided through her photographs, including her infamous portrait in Hitler’s bathtub.

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PALM SPRINGS – Review by Susan Granger

Palm Springs holds the record for the biggest film sale at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and it broke the record for the most-viewed Hulu release in its first weekend on the streaming service. An obvious descendant of the Groundhog Day plot device, it’s set a destination wedding at which Nyles is a guest; he’s the nihilistic boyfriend of a bridesmaid named Misty.

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