Review: Girls Night In

Directed by Alison Roberto and written by Landon LaRue, a satirical horror short that was created based on the Bechdel test. The test examines works of fiction to see whether there are interactions between female characters that don’t involve discussing a man. Which of course begs the question, where is the most ridiculous place these two women could be fighting over some dude?. Starring: Jess Adams, Skylar Benton and Brian Michael Henderson.

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Review: Everything Went Fine

Written and directed by François Ozon, when André, 85, has a stroke, Emmanuelle hurries to her father’s bedside. Sick and half-paralyzed in his hospital bed, he asks Emmanuelle to help him end his life, but how can you honor such a request when it’s your own father?. Starring: Sophie Marceau, André Dussollier, Géraldine Pailhas, Charlotte Rampling, Éric Caravaca, Hanna Schygulla and Grégory Gadebois.

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Review: Pragma

Directed by Ellie Heydon and written by lead actress Lucy Heath, the ultimate extension of online dating; an institute where young graduates are algorithmically matched and partake in a series of intense compatibility assessments to find them their perfect ‘life partner’. Also starring: Phil Dunster, Nick Mohammed, Sid Sagar, Amanda Hale and James Dryden.

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Review: Alpha Code

Written and directed by Keoni Waxman, Johana, a woman with no past, is hiding from a UN Agent Bowie, a head of secret space program. On her run she meets Martin and with help of Bowie’s ex-colleague Lance they both help Martin to find his half alien daughter. Starring: Bren Foster, Denise Richards, Randy Couture, Marek Vasut, Sabina Rojková, Jordan Haj, Vojtech Dyk and Massimo Dobrovic.

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Review: The Letter Men

Written and directed by Andy Vallentine, co-written by Danny Kish, based on the real love letters written by Gilbert Bradley to his sweetheart, Gordon Bowsher during WWII. The letters were uncovered in 2017 and represent the largest known collection LGBTQ love letters from that time period, documenting the two men and their fight to keep their love alive in the face of war and loss. Starring: Garrett Clayton and Matthew Postlethwaite.

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Review: Swan Song

Written and directed by Todd Stephens, a retired hairdresser escapes the confines of his small-town nursing home in Sandusky, Ohio after learning of his former client’s dying wish for him to style her final hairdo. Soon, Pat embarks on an odyssey to confront the ghosts of his past – and collect the beauty supplies necessary for the job. Starring: Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans, Michael Urie, Ira Hawkins, Stephanie McVay, Tom Bloom, Justin Lonesome and Shanessa Sweeney.

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Review: All About Evil

Written and directed by Joshua Grannell, a mousy librarian inherits her father’s beloved but failing old movie house. In order to save the family business she discovers her inner serial killer – and a legion of rabid gore fans – when she starts turning out a series of grisly shorts. What her fans don’t realise yet is that the murders in the movies are all too real. Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker, Jack Donner, Mikayla Rosario, Noah Segan, Robin Calvert, Julie Caitlin Brown, Mink Stole, and Cassandra Peterson.

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Review: 1982

Written and directed by Oualid Mouaness, during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears. Starring: Mohamad Dalli, Fidel Badran, Gia Madi, Ghassan Maalouf, Lelya Harkous, Nadine Labaki, Said Serhan and Aliya Khalidi.

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