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Film Review - International Falls


To successfully examine lost souls struggling with a sense of emotional isolation, it makes perfect sense to visit Minnesota, with “International Falls” using the titular town to explore the wants and needs of characters dealing with heavy psychological burdens. A trip to the “Icebox of the Nation” proves to be an evocative choice from director Amber McGinnis, who’s gifted a seldom-seen location for her movie, while all the freezing temps, snowfall, and distance supports screenwriter Thomas Ward’s vision for personal connection in the midst of dire living situations. That’s not to suggest “International Falls” is a bummer, as McGinnis is careful to avoid such complete darkness, leaning on stars Rachael Harris and Rob Huebel to explore their characters with a sense of humor and atypical vulnerability for two actors used to playing more sarcastic personalities. Read the rest at


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