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Esther Warren

Barista, writer, theatre creative. When not behind the cafe bar, you’ll find me at a nearby table, bent over a laptop, trying to turn ideas into something tangible. I have not set anything on fire in several years.

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The Boat People: A Filipino Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy (Review)

In The Boat People, Tuan Andrew Nguyen asks: when we all go, what becomes of our things?

Little Girl (Review): This Film Should Not Have Been Made

With Little Girl, director Sébastien Lifshitz adds his name to the list of cisgender men who incorrectly think they know how to depict transgender life on screen.

Last and First Men: A Chilly Facade and an Intriguing History (Review)

In Last and First Men, composer Jóhann Jóhannsson marries sci-fi storytelling to eastern European statuary,…

Mädchen in Uniform: A Film You’ve Seen, Even if You Haven’t (Review)

Leontine Sagan’s 1931 queer masterpiece Mädchen in Uniform sparkles in a new restoration, coming to…

The Vast of Night: A Throwback-y Treat (Review)

Every attempt to recapture the success of The Twilight Zone has been a failure, and…

Tommaso: An autobiographical portrait of a dysfunctional relationship (Review)

In Tommaso, Abel Ferrara turns his eye for humanity’s ugliness upon himself, with uncomfortable results.…

The History of the Seattle Mariners: A Fan Documentary for Non-Fans

The History of the Seattle Mariners is exactly what is says it is and more:…

My First Film: Artist Zia Anger looks back on their greatest failure

Zia Anger’s My First Film is by parts retrospective, documentary, performance piece and video essay all in one wonderful package.

Loud and Clear reviews Half-Life VR but the AI is Self-Aware Wayne Radio TV
Half-Life VR but the AI is Self-Aware: Review

Half-Life VR but the AI is Self-Aware might be the birth of the longform online live improvised comedy narrative.

Keep Your Hands off Eizouken!: An absurd, optimistic tribute to creativity

Keep Your Hands off Eizouken! paints a beautiful picture of artistic collaboration and success, making it…