There’s Someone Inside Your House (2021)

There’s Someone Inside Your House
Director: Patrick Brice
Writer: Henry Gayden
Based on: Stephanie Perkinsnovel
Cast: Sydney Park, Théodore Pellerin, Asjha Cooper, Dale Whibley, Jesse LaTourette, Burkely Duffield, Diego Josef, Zane Clifford, BJ Harrison
Seen on: 9.1.2022

Content Note: (critical treatmen of) queermisia, racism

Plot:
Makani (Sydney Park), Alex (Asjha Cooper), Zach (Dale Whibley), Darby (Jesse LaTourette), and Rodrigo (Diego Josef) are in the last year of high school. What should be an exciting time for them, turns gruesome when their classmates start dying, murdered in the most aweful ways. It appears that the killer targets people with dark secrets and reveals those secrets with their murder. It appears only a matter of time until Makani and her friends have to confess to theirs.

There’s Someone Inside Your House has some promise but none that it really fulfills. It remains so vague and shallow that it’s actually a bit boring.

The film poster showing Makani's (Sydney Park) eyes overlayed over a red sky abobe a house in a cornfield. There is a person in the only lighted window of the house.
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Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Director: Eliza Hittman
Writer: Eliza Hittman
Cast: Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin, Sharon Van Etten, Ryan Eggold
Part of: Viennale
Seen on: 26.10.2020

Content Note: abortion, mention of abuse/rape

Plot:
Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her mother (Sharon Van Etten), her siblings and her mother’s boyfriend (Ryan Eggold). Things aren’t great at home, and neither are they great at school where she seems to have trouble with one boy in particular. Her rock is her best friend and cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder). When Autumn realizes that she is pregnant, she knows that her only option is to go to New York to get an abortion. So she and Skylar pack their bags and set off. But getting an abortion really isn’t a simple thing, especially when you’re underage and poor.

I had high expectations for Never Rarely Sometimes Always and it absolutely fulfilled them. It’s a fantastic piece of feminist cinema.

The film poster showing Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) wearing a yellow hood, looking at the camera.
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