MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE (Tribeca 2022) – Reviewed by Marilyn Ferdinand

Latvian animator and director Signe Baumane’s My Love Affair with Marriage offers a loosely autobiographical accounting of the life and loves of Zelma (voice of Dagmara Dominczyk), a Latvian artist who finds that her romantic programming and the biochemical workings of her body conspire against her long-term marital happiness. The animation is brilliant and Baumane’s acute observations of human movement and moods move us through the emotional ups and downs of a story with which most of us will be able to identify.

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DON’T BREATHE 2 – Review by Susan Granger

Back in 2016, there was a horrific home invasion slasher/thriller from writer/director Fede Alvarez subversively pitting a trio of teenage thugs against an old, blind former Navy SEAL, whose backstory identifies him as a kidnapper/rapist/murderer. Here, Alvarez tries to turn this repulsive, reprehensible villain, who admits he’s a “monster,” into an action antihero – and the brutal, hyper-violent redemption simply doesn’t work.

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