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Stage Mother review – feelgood drag flic

Jacki Weaver’s Maybelline Metcalf is a tough Texas mom bear and choir director at her small town church, perfectly suited to the Australian actor’s natural matriarchal authority. “I’m not storming, I’m flying,” said Maybelline. Her maternal instincts take center stage when her estranged gay son suddenly dies and she ends up inheriting her failing dating […]

Masters of Love review – awkward sex and

THere’s energy, empathy, and fun in this smart micro-budget flick from writer-director Matt Roberts, making his feature film debut. It’s a freewheeling relationship comedy about a twenty-year-old set in pre-Covid London, enduring quarter-life crises and terrible hangovers. Niall (Ciarán Dowd) is a stand-up comedian, dating sous chef Lily (Bekka Bowling) who is bizarre in his […]

Istanbul festival screens Iranian-Turkis...

TEHRAN – Iran-Turkey co-production ‘Silence Tree’ will compete at 39th Istanbul Film Festival, organizers say The film, directed by Turkish filmmaker Faysal Soysal, will be screened on July 21 as part of the event’s national competition, which kicks off on July 17. Ali Nuri Oskui, director of the famous Iranian animated film “Release from Heaven”, […]