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Citizen Jane Review: Marianna Palka’s new mature comedy is a miss

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Citizen Jane Film Festival: “Bitch” Review

By Bryce Cross

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“Bitch” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Spoilers follow for “Bitch.”

One could probably guess that this film’s title, “Bitch,” could work both as a double meaning and Read the rest

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Citizen Jane: “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” Review

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By Jonathon Potochnic

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“Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Creating a narrative that takes on themes of rape, murder and sexism and presenting these themes in a heavily stylized manner is Read the rest

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Citizen Jane: “Blame” Review

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By Bryce Cross

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“Blame” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Spoilers follow for “Blame.”

In “Blame,” a high school drama, “Hot for Teacher” is unnervingly taken to the extreme.

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Citizen Jane: “In the Radiant City” Review

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By Jonathon Potochnic

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Correction: A previous version of this review incorrectly stated that “In the Radiant City” tried to emulate “Manchester by the Sea.” “In the Radiant City” was shot before the release of “Manchester by the Sea.”

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Citizen Jane: “In Case of Emergency” Review- A True Emergency

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By Jonathon Potochnic

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“In Case of Emergency” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Movies like “Alien,” “Juno,” “Amélie,” “Fargo” and “Rosemary’s Baby” illustrate the power that females can bring to films, especially as the leading character. Read the rest

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Citizen Jane: “Lemon” Review- Misled Quirkiness

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By Jonathon Potochnic

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“Lemon” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Quirkiness has often been a theme that has translated well to film. Earlier in his career, Johnny Depp found success working alongside Tim Burton with visually appealing, Read the rest

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Citizen Jane: “Landline” Review

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By Bryce Cross

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“Landline” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Spoilers follow for “Landline.”

“Landline” proves itself to be an entertaining and emotional drama-comedy that may be a blast to the past for some and a heavy Read the rest

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Citizen Jane: “Sami Blood” Review

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By Mawa Iqbal

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“Sami Blood” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Spoilers follow for “Sami Blood.”

Every preteen, teenager or young adult must endure a timeless struggle in order to pass their coming-of-age rite. The search for Read the rest

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Citizen Jane: “The Light of the Moon” Review

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By Mawa Iqbal

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“The Light of the Moon” was screened at the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival.

Spoilers follow for “The Light of the Moon.”

With TV shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “13 Reasons Read the rest

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“Jigsaw” Review: The Final, Final Chapter

By Caitlin Brenner

Spoilers for “Jigsaw” follow.

When you watch a “Saw” movie, you probably know what to expect. The first scene opens in a dimly lit room, with trapped human guinea pigs about to endure the worst torture of Read the rest

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