‘The Starling Girl’: An Aching Portrait of a Transgressive Coming of Age (REVIEW)
The Starling Girl paints Jem’s myopic world not with broad strokes but with attention to detail that savors strongly of a lived experience.
‘La Pecera’: The Ramifications of Environmental Racism (REVIEW)
Puerto Rican films have graced numerous festivals in recent years such as Macha Colón’s Perfume de Gardenias and Juliana Maité’s Receta No Incluída. La Pecera joins the club as one that isn’t afraid to put a face to the abuser.
‘Polite Society’: An Unbreakable Sisterly Bond (REVIEW)
The film masterfully blends action, comedy, martial arts, heist, and Bollywood to build a social horror story that stems from an unbreakable sisterly bond.