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Film Review - Permission


It’s difficult to make a lot of sense out of “Permission.” Writer/director Brian Crano has a vision to create an anti-romantic drama, examining the pressures that come with an open relationship, especially one created out of fear, not lust. It’s a provocative picture, taking an adult look at complicated pairings and the struggle of clean communication in a longstanding union, and Crano gets select moments right, especially when it comes to the internal churn of temptation and the head rush of reality when faced with sexual opportunity. “Permission” isn’t consistent with character and its resolution leaves much to be desired, but when Crano digs into the psychological muck with this premise, he’s generally far more effective a storyteller than when he relies on cliché.  Read the rest at


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