MERRY CHRISTMAS

Frightful mess written & directed by Anna Condo about a New York matriarch (Alexandra Stewart) who lures her family to a rural B&B in Pennsylvania to “celebrate” the Christmas holiday. Once there, they don awful costumes every night & play a murder mystery game set in the Disco Era, while in daylight they bicker &…

THE SELFISH GIANT

Another female-helmed Indie–like FISH TANK–that turns a few young people in an English backwater into radiant archetypes who glow with inner life despite their bleak circumstances. Front & center are Arbor (Connor Chapman) & Swifty (Shaun Thomas), neighborhood boys on the brink of adolescence. But their home turf of Bradford (West Yorkshire) is definitely a…