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Review: Poser (Tribeca 2021)

Title: Poser
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
Directors: Noah Dixon, Ori Segev
Starring: Sylvie Mix, Bobbi Kitten, Masked Wolf
Runtime: 1 hr 27 mins

What It Is: Lennon (Mix) is a young woman who loves music. She’s even got a podcast that she hosts where she speaks to musicians from her local Columbus music scene. She’s a huge fan of the band Damn the Witch Siren and their charismatic frontwoman Bobbi Kitten (played by the real singer of the real band Bobbi herself). When Lennon begins to get deep in with both Bobbi and the Columbus scene the dangers of obsession and lies begin to rear their ugly heads.

What We Think: This is a film that escalates beautifully. From where we begin the movie to where we end Noah Dixon writes a hipster nightmare (and I’m not talking about Whole Foods being out of vegan butter). Credit to Mix and Kitten who aren’t seasoned actors. This is Mix’ first feature and Kitten has no other credits to her name. It’s knowing this mixed with the well-developed and earned story that makes this one of the bigger surprises of Tribeca 2021. It changed how I looked and viewed Columbus, OH. Previously I only really had Columbus as a reference. Which is a very different film.

Our Grade: B+, Such an enjoyable film. Its somewhat vapid characters suffer from hipster syndrome sometimes indicative of indie cinema in the contemporary space. That said this script is fresh and interesting the acting worthy of the material and the director transparent and tight. Not much you can ask for from a first feature. Looking forward to Dixon and Segev’s next project. Whether that’s a collaboration or not. If and when this film is released I recommend you all take a look at it because it’s a really spicy, fun and interesting good time.

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