Saturday, July 29, 2023

Film review - THE FINALE

 So, I have so many thoughts … and all of them good! But first off, a disclaimer. I know a few of the people involved in this film, including the director and co-star, Christie Vela. After all, this project was entirely filmed in the Dallas area. It makes me very happy and proud to see so many of my fellow theatre community involved. 

The script lovingly pokes fun at the horror genre, procedural crime television shows, and musical theatre. Caught a cheeky nod to “Twin Peaks” and guffawed out loud! Outstanding performances by Christie Vela, Lydia McKay, and Aspen Taylor (in a small by perfectly executed role as a hotel manager). And loved seeing my friend Paul Taylor as a much put upon actor trying to make his way back into the limelight. 

No spoilers … but, okay the plot twist got me. Never saw it coming. Kudos to Michael Federico for a nicely constructed story. 

THE FINALE is currently streaming on YouTubeTV and AppleTV, and should be available on Prime Video soon. Rent or purchase and support locally produced films, my fellow North Texans!

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