CONSTELLATION – Review by Susan Granger

Sci-fi reigns supreme as Apple TV+ continues Constellation, its newest space saga. What evolves as a spooky, eight-episode mystery begins in Sweden as a woman is seen driving through a snowy forest with her young daughter. She’s an astronaut who recently returned from a disastrous mission on the International Space Station. Created as a baffling, non-linear, psychological thriller and escribed by ‘quantum entanglement’ mumbo-jumbo, its enigmatic purpose somehow relates to an 89-year-old Thought Experiment: “Schrodinger’s Cat.”

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YOU WON’T BE ALONE – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Moving, startling, shocking, tender, brutal, thoughtful, sensitive…the film provokes almost too many descriptors, too many emotions, to allow it to be wholly captured in mere words. There’s a dizzying intensity to You Won’t Be Alone that is far too rare in cinema, a sensation that almost needs to be mourned once it starts wearing off. It’s easy to forget sometimes that film can be this good – if nothing else, You Won’t Be Alone is a powerful reminder of just what it is that cinema is uniquely capable of doing that no other art form can ever quite equal.

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LAMB – Review by Susan Granger

Iceland’s Lamb is a contemporary folkloric tale from Norse mythology. When a pregnant ewe delivers a strange lamb/human hybrid, astonished Maria swaddles the mysterious creature and Ingvar builds a crib so it can sleep in their bedroom. Lovingly bottle-fed, it’s named Ada. As Ada grows, they protectively treat her as the child they never had.

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THE SECRETS WE KEEP – Review by Martha K Baker

One of the first clues that the film exceeds the definition of escapist, creepy thriller is the cast. Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, and Chris Messina took Yuval Adler’s script and sounded its depths with commitment. Rapace and Messina play Maja and Lewis, married parents of a boy. Kinnaman’s character is nameless but not blameless.

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THE SECRETS WE KEEP – Review by Lois Alter Mark

It feels wrong to criticize a movie that’s focused on punishing Nazis so, instead, let’s just say you need to go deeply into suspend disbelief mode to really appreciate this revenge thriller. The Secrets We Keep raises some thought-provoking and fascinating points about vengeance, forgiveness and redemption. And about never really knowing the people who live down the street – or in your own house.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK September 13, 2019: ANGEL OF MINE

Moody and atmospheric, Kim Farrant’s Angel of Mine is part psychodrama, part thriller. Thanks to Farrant’s strong storytelling and confidently convincing performances from stars Noomi Rapace and Yvonne Strahovski, the film brings depth and nuance to its compelling tale of a woman convinced that her long-dead baby is actually alive and being raised by another family.

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Kim Farrant on acting, emotional health and ANGEL OF MINE – Leslie Combemale interviews

Kim Farrant’sAngel of Mine is an intense thriller about a woman whose tenuous emotional health is jeopardized when she encounters a girl she believes to be her daughter, whom she thought died in a fire years before. Farrant worked with the actors on expressing the enormity of grief and the power of healing in this gripping film with a big surprise ending.

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ANGEL OF MINE – Review by Sheila Roberts

From beginning to end, Angel of Mine is a stunning American-Australian psychological thriller with galvanizing, empathetic performances by Yvonne Strahovski and Noomi Rapace. It’s masterfully directed by Kim Farrant who collaborated with Luke Davies and David Regal on the beautifully crafted script inspired by the 2008 French film L’Empreinte de L’Ange.

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ANGEL OF MINE – Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Angel of Mine sets us up to expect a nightmarish conclusion, something that is a cross between Vertigo and Fatal Attraction. Except the object of desire is a child and her obsessed stalker is a grieving mother whose life fell apart after her baby daughter died in a hospital fire seven years ago. That director Kim Farrant and writers Luke Davies and David Regal actually deliver a surprise ending that crazily unfolds in a white-bread Melbourne suburb is one of their maternal thriller’s greatest strengths.

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Melbourne FF Premiere’s Kim Farrant’s ANGEL OF MINE – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas Reports

The Melbourne International Film Festival has just released first glance highlights from this year’s forthcoming festival that will run from 1 – 18 August. Amongst the many local and international premieres is the announcement that the festival will screen the world premiere of Australian filmmaker Kim Farrant’s sophomore feature Angel of Mine.

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