SHE WILL – Review by Margaret Barton-Fumo

Charlotte Colbert’s She Will slyly works against the type of horror championed by Executive Producer Dario Argento, in that it is a pointedly feminist work. Whereas Argento was notorious for using his own gloved hands to “murder” actresses onscreen, Colbert works to remedy the harm done by domineering, chauvinist directors who committed transgressions far greater than Argento and his infamous hands. At a time when the “Me Too” movement is starting to lose steam in the public eye, Colbert presents us with a story about how past violence against women can hold strong and continue to torment us for decades—even centuries—into the present.

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KNIFE+HEART – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Both vicious and joyful, nostalgic and distinctly contemporary, Knife+Heart is above all else unapologetic in the multiple excesses that mark this defiant project of queer genre filmmaking. Vanessa Paradis has for decades demonstrated time and time again an impressive range in her craft, but it is most recently in Yann Gonzalez’s slick neo-giallo Knife+Heart that her unparalleled screen presence has been most effectively utilized.

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