Werewolf Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Werewolf is not a horror movie, though the title might initially lead you to believe that, but rather a film about the horrors of addiction. The plot follows Blaise and Nessa, who are methadone users who have become outcasts in their small town. Their addiction pulls the two of them together and while Nessa wants to try and get away from this life their addictive personalities keep them trapped in a vicious cycle. Continue reading “Werewolf Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow Short Film Review from @kleffnotes

The short film Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, written and directed by Emerson Gullifer, uses the character of Lizzie as a way to examine the world of theater and how difficult it is for women to advance in the way that men can. The film focuses on a production of Macbeth, in which Lizzie has been cast as Lady Macduff. As rehearsals begin the director insists upon creating a viscerally charged version of the play, which begins to push Lizzie to her breaking point. Continue reading “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow Short Film Review from @kleffnotes”

Choke Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The short film Choke debuted this weekend at Outfest as part of the “Emerging Voices” short program. In her film, Rolla Selbak examines immigration and identity through her focus on small town refugee, who has become a rising MMA star. As the big fight grows closer Sara finds herself being asked to share more in interviews, but she is still trying to hold tight to a number of secrets including her immigrant status and her identity as a lesbian. Continue reading “Choke Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

My Erotic Body Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Michele Beck has created a documentary that allows viewers to delve into the world of pole dancing. While this topic might seem sensational Beck’s work looks at how taking pole dancing classes has impacted the lives of a diverse group of women. Each of the people she showcases have lives outside of the classroom that might surprise those who come into watching My Erotic Body with preconceived notions about those who derive satisfaction from these classes. Continue reading “My Erotic Body Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

The Unafraid Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The Unafraid focuses on the lives of three young adults living in Georgia who are in the United States under DACA status. For those who are not familiar with the meaning of the term DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Within this policy some people who were brought to the United States illegally as children are able to receive a two year deferment from deportation and can become eligible for a work permit. This term has been in the news a great deal, but The Unafraid began filming back in 2014. Spanning roughly three years, from the Summer of 2014 to the Fall of 2016, this film provides a detailed look into the lives of three undocumented families and their DACA children. Continue reading “The Unafraid Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

The Cleaners Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The Cleaners is a provocative documentary that will be screening at the 29th Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City. While this film is not part of the opening night events, I was given the opportunity to view it in advance. Directed by Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck, The Cleaners explores social media moderating, with a focus on Google and Facebook. This film explores just who is placed in charge of moderating worldwide content and how deleting or ignoring certain content can alter the national dialogue and events throughout the world. Continue reading “The Cleaners Movie Review from @kleffnotes”