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In 2011, writer/director Janet Grillo made her feature-length directorial debut with “Fly Away.” A harrowing but sensitive study of autism and parental challenges, the picture was unexpectedly illuminating and sensationally performed, identifying Grillo as a talent with a unique point of view. She returns with “Jack of the Red Hearts,” and while this project is allowed a little more room to breathe, it remains an intense overview of the neurodevelopment disorder, inserted into a formulaic but convincing tale of desperation and fraud. Grillo is one of the few filmmakers out there who possesses an understanding of autism and the drain of personal care, and she once again uses this knowledge to deepen material, giving it a perspective few productions dare to offer. Read the rest at


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