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Review: Total Performance

Produced by Cross River Pictures and written/produced by Sean Meehan. Total Performance's narrative centers on Cori, played by Tory Berner, a struggling actress whose day job is playing the part of real living people. She works for an agency that allows disgruntled spouses and nervous bosses to rent surrogates by the hour. Taking the place of existing… Continue reading Review: Total Performance

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Review: The Guard

In this short from Sweven Films, security guard, and father-to-be, Denny is plagued by hallucinations of violence toward his wife and unborn son. The film opens with a visceral punch to the gut and that intensity never truly lets up. Are these visions the result of his fears or premonitions? Is his sleep deprivation cause or… Continue reading Review: The Guard

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Family-Friendly Friday: Snowpeople Edition

Have a snow day any day with these books and short films featuring snowpeople! Books The Fox & the Snowman by Angela Muse (Author),‎ Helen Wu (Illustrator) This is a story of a lone fox and his journey through a year of changing seasons. He discovers friendship and family in this colorful winter tale. Available… Continue reading Family-Friendly Friday: Snowpeople Edition

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A Guide to Indie Bookstores in London

by Olivia Gacka As a book blogger and Londoner, I spend many an hour hiking around the city visiting bookstores, admiring their shelves and forgetting real life even exists. When picking the store of choice for endless browsing, the ability to get lost in thought is essential and this often comes down to the interior… Continue reading A Guide to Indie Bookstores in London

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Review: Miss J

UK-based HeavyWait creates female-driven narratives that bring attention to social issues. Their second short, Miss J., written and directed by Amani Zardoe, centers around a Muslim teenager named Deema. Her brother, Hakeem, has disappeared. The media claim he ran off to Syria to join a terrorist organization because he's Muslim and as we know to… Continue reading Review: Miss J

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Review: The Room

Often hailed as one of the worst movies ever made, The Room seems like an exercise to show how NOT to make an independent film failing to meet the most basic standards of what makes a movie good. Despite plentiful shortcomings, The Room is far from unwatchable. It's actually enjoyable from an ironic point of… Continue reading Review: The Room