BODIES, BODIES, BODIES – Review by Susan Granger

Here’s the set-up: five longtime friends and their respective companions gather at a remote vacation house on the eve of a predicted hurricane. They decide to play an improv game in which players ‘kill’ someone by touching them. Whomever discovers the ‘murder’ yells: “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies” – and everyone has to figure out who the ‘killer’ is. The chaotic shrieks and scares are supposed to be great fun until – one after another – various participants are brutally slaughtered. Whodunit? Who cares?

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SHIVA BABY (TIFF20) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

in Shiva Baby, Seligman paints a distinctly contemporary portrait of a young woman whose carefully constructed false identity is about to come crashing down, forcing both herself, her peers and we, the audience, to address the damage the social fetishization of professional success can do to young people who just need time to figure things out on their own.

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