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Lee Jutton has directed short films starring a killer toaster, a killer Christmas tree, and a not-killer leopard. Her writing appears in publications such as Bitch: A Feminist Response to Pop Culture, Bitch Flicks, TV Fanatic, and Just Press Play. When not watching, making or writing about films, she can usually be found at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.

Fighting Belle initially seems to have potential as a unique and inspirational revenge story, but it ultimately feels cringeworthy instead.

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FAT CAMP: An Uneven Comedy With A Hefty Heart

Fat Camp may be generic in both story and direction, but it has enough charm and heart to make up for some of its

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THE FENCER: To Sir, With Sabers

There isn't a single original narrative element in this inspirational drama- but the insight into post-WWII Estonian life is fascinating.

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BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY: The War On Women's Health

Birthright: A War Story is a powerful study of the limits on a woman's reproductive health, ranging from abortion to lesser-discussed issues.

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DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST: A Dreamlike Vision That Still Rings True

Julie Dash's 1991 debut still feels like an eye opening experience when viewed over 25 years later- you need to let it in to

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MAUDIE: A Showcase For The Spectacular Sally Hawkins

Maudie works due to the central performance by Sally Hawkins, though the troubled relationship portrayed is occasionally too downtrodden.

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PAINT IT BLACK: A Brash & Beautiful Meditation On Grief

Paint it Black is an impressive debut from director Amber Tamblyn, with strong performances shining brighter than the visual quirks.

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STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE: Beautiful & Smart, But Still Lacking

Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe is a fine display of craftsmanship, but it's far too infatuated with its own beauty to engage on the

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LADY BLOODFIGHT: This Female Fight Film Only Works When Fists Are Flying

Lady Bloodfight is full of frenetic, full-blooded fight scenes between a diverse array of badass women that will not disappoint.

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RULES DON’T APPLY: An Uneven Throwback With A Romance That Shines

Though Rules Don't Apply is beautifully shot and contains a tender romance, the two stories of the film collide, making it an uneven venture.

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