Adalynn

Adalynn (2023)

Adalynn begins with its title character (Sydney Carvill, perfectly personifying anxiety) talking, in voiceover, about the strong bond between a polar bear and her two cubs, and how damaging any severance of that bond would be, even as we see three ursine figurines getting wet in a shower. This sequence introduces not only the film’s…

Still/Born

Still/Born (2017)

Still/Born first published by SciFiNow Still/Born begins with both a birth and a still birth, as young mother Mary (Christie Burke) delivers Adam, only to realise in horror that his identical twin Thomas is dead on arrival. Yet the mannered forward-slash punctuation that splits the film’s title (like in Marat/Sade, Face/Off and Frost/Nixon) also betokens other…