Review: Frozen Out

Written and directed by Hao Zhou, an immigrant artist in Iowa retreats to frozen prairies, forests, and swamps, trying to find a meaningful story and escape from the anxieties of dislocation. Delivered as a film-letter to the protagonist’s little sister in rural China, the film considers his self-exile as well as mental health struggles that were too shameful to address back home.

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Review: The Third Solar Term

Written and directed by Zhanfei Song, shortly after The Third Solar Term of the Chinese Calendar (the Awakening of Insects), Qizhe returns home to spend his spring break with his mother. After meeting a man who he originally met online, he begins to lose control of his double life – one which is living true to himself, and the other, which is pretending to be the perfect son. Starring: Fengyi Xing, Zhu Zhu, Le Duo and Renzhuo Bai.

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Review: Harold & Mary

Written and directed by Stephen Gallacher, Harold and Mary are in their fiftieth year of marriage, unfortunately the cracks in their relationship start to show as a disease takes hold of Harold and tests the very foundations of their love. Starring: Phyllis Logan, Dermot Crowley, Maddie Rice, Simon Manyonda, Gracy Goldman and Jordan Dawes.

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Review: I Wanna Be Single With You

Written and directed by Rahel Grunder, to finally move on after the end of a long-term relationship, a woman, scarred but not scared, begins to look for her new Mr. Right and struggles to find one. So she decides to have many. Starring: Florine Elena Deplazes, Anu Yadav, Shaun Patrick Flynn and Tyler Johnson Ellis.

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Review: Angel City Horror

Written and directed by Matt McWilliams, Los Angeles, 1951 with the help of his partner Glenn O’Brian, veteran Detective George Hard stumbles on to evidence that leads him to investigate the disappearance of a mental patient at LA’s most notorious insane asylum. After interrogating the head nurse for answer Hard and O’Brian soon discover something evil lurking inside the asylum. Starring: Christopher Matthew Cook, Patrick Joseph Rieger, Sarah Nicklin, Sadie Katz and Caleb Harris.

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