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APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

Brooklyn, 2014. “Shirin” (Desiree Akhavan) is a young bisexual woman from an Iranian family at loose ends after a break-up. Despite some promise, the film has a “been here/done this” quality that makes it difficult to care.  (JLH: 3/5) ************************* Well-intentioned first feature by writer/director Desiree Akhavan throws us yet again into the angst of a 20something seeking…

LITTLE ACCIDENTS

Review of Little Accidents by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Writer-director Sara Colangelo’s feature debut Little Accidents tells the bleak story of life after tragedy in a West Virginia coal-mining town. After an explosion kills nine coal miners, three stories are linked together – the only survivor, “Amos” (Boyd Holbrook) the coal mine executive, “Bill”…