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Interview with Director Grant Sputore and Stars Clara Rugaard and Hilary Swank of I AM MOTHER

I met with director Grant Sputore at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to discuss his debut feature I Am Mother (now playing on Netflix, and which I reviewed for Hammer to Nail). I also took part, on the same day, in … Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Nightingale” Wails a Lament for Victims of Violence

The Nightingale (Jennifer Kent, 2018) 3½ out of 4 stars. Clare is a young woman without much of a future. It’s the early 19thcentury in Australia, a continent still being conquered by the Europeans, the indigenous population hunted and killed at … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Storm Boy” Delivers a Shower of Emotions

Storm Boy (Shawn Seet, 2019) 3 out of 4 stars. Based on the eponymous 1964 children’s book by Australian writer Colin Thiele (adapted once before, in 1976), Storm Boy starts off as one kind of story before quickly morphing into something … Continue reading

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