MASS (Sundance2021) – Review by Leslie Combemale

Somber chamber drama Mass, actor Fran Kranz’s writing and directing debut about two sets of parents dealing and confronting each other after the loss of their sons in a mass shooting is a very tough watch. It teeters at the edge but never crosses the border into grief porn, and that’s to the credit of the ensemble cast and a well-crafted story arc in the screenplay.

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HONEY BEE – Review by Liz Braun

Honey Bee is an affecting drama about a trafficked teenage girl who gets a chance at self-discovery. Every element of the film involves clear-eyed storytelling, and not a single sound or sight has anything showy or extraneous about it. There’s nothing standing in the way of complete emotional investment.

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