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A Fantastic Woman

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Sebastián Lelio’s extraordinary wonderful new movie gets to the very core of Chilean society’s inbred homophobia and transphobia that threatens the very existence of Marina  (Daniela Vega) the protagonist simply because they resent the very fact that she had been the light of her dead lover’s life.  The movie opens with 57-year-old Orlando (Francisco Reyes) getting ready … Continue reading



And Then There Was Eve

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  Savannah Bloch ‘s   feature film directing debut (which she also co-wrote with Colette Freedman) is an intriguing drama which requires us to be circumspect with our review to avoid giving away the major surprising plot twist. This is the story of Alyssa (Tania Nolan) a successful photographer who wakes up one morning to find … Continue reading



Anything

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Bringing any work of fiction involving a transgender character to the screen these days can often be fraught with consequences that can overshadow the movie itself.  Whereas not too long ago Eddie Redmayne received an Oscar nomination for starring in The Danish Girl, and then Jared Leto won an Oscar for playing a trans woman … Continue reading



Carl(a)

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The refreshing element of the slow but steady flow of movies dealing with transgender issues that have been emerging this year has been how they deal with a fresh reality that is so far removed from the over-hyped debut of Caitlyn Jenner.  Following on the heels on the exuberant “Tangerine” that may even make Oscar … Continue reading



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