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Review: Light Years

Okay, this is an odd one. But it’s also a pleasant ride. Colin Thompson wrote and directed and (this is the weird part) stars as almost all the characters in the film. At first it’s confusing. Do all the actors look somewhat alike? Then you realize they are all the same guy in wigs and disguises. That is, except one goofy kid named Briggs (Russell Posner), and that’s because the main character Kevin is tripping on mushrooms and remembering back to a particular night with Briggs, back in 1999 when they and another high school buddy did ‘shrooms and had a ton of fun. There’s definitely a lot of adolescent behavior, but it’s sweet and silly and shot in a wonderfully creative manner that will keep you watching.

Review: The Assistant

The Assistant is the #MeToo movement’s searing indie alternative to Bombshell. It’s a slow observational drama that follows a day in the life of a junior assistant to a powerful media executive who is never named, or even seen. The boss-man is just sporadically heard, feared, revered and referred to by various people in the office, where actors, production executives and pretty young things wander in and out throughout the day to conduct “business” – however that may be defined.