A review of the review:
a favorable, though mildly dismissive, review of indie feature by director Michael Linn. Actress Tonantzin Carmelo receives positive notice for her strong and consistent lead performance while the rest of the cast is largely ignored. On the other hand, their parts were written to move the story along which is solely that of the lead character, Shayla Stonefeather. On the other hand, this reviewer writes as if he has seen a million films exactly like this one, including those will all-Native casts (save but one villanous whitey). I think not, good reviewer. It is clear he doesn’t understand the cultural significance of a Native actress taking the lead in a film, even a play-by-numbers ghost story like this one, for if he did he would have mentioned it. Surely. Or perhaps we’re all deluded?
Either case, Tonantzin Carmelo is the winner in this one.
Good for her!
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