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For their buddy-dynamic to work, the two actresses have to bring a lot more than is on the rather sparsely underwritten page. But they do a fine job of rubbing the circulation back into characters that could otherwise simply be the inert sum total of their desperations, and they infuse a lovely offbeat chemistry into the scrappy, “Thelma and Louise” arc of their relationship. Thapa’s angelic face suggests an innocence and openness that is a useful mask for Riz, while De Jonge’s brittle worldliness makes Dallas Riz’s inverse: hard on the outside to conceal a core of hurt, neglect and vulnerability. By contrast, Nixon feels oddly stunt-cast as Una and never quite settles into the film’s landscape. But then Sinha and co-writer Charlotte Rabate’s script doesn’t give her much to work with, and tends to flail when not focused directly on the central pair and their “Bonnie and Bonnie” vibe. … [Read more...] about ‘Stray Dolls’: Film Review
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The Texas-native is starring in a new film titled “A Question of Faith,” which tells the story of three families living in the same community where they discover God’s love and forgiveness. The drama is scheduled to close MegaFest, a four-day faith and family festival, on July 1 in Dallas. … [Read more...] about ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ sidekick Renee O’Connor talks starring in a faith-based film
They’re currently looking into screening films with the hope of finding some that they could help shepherd along to a sale. “What we’re doing is going to the distributors and saying, ‘Hey, if you have one of those movies that you’re ready to outright reject, let’s try and open our arms a little bit more in this time because they don’t have another path to this. Call us, and we will be that soft, creative version of the fixer for the movie for you,’” Duplass explains. “We’ll come on, and we’ll put our names on it, and executive produce. That’s part of our special sauce as our company, taking a B- thing we’ve shot and trying to turn it into a B+ and getting it into the world. That’s something we’re trying to do.” … [Read more...] about Mark Duplass on Fighting Anxiety and Helping Other Filmmakers During Quarantine