A Good Man is yet another example of transface casting gunning for awards with cisgender actress Noémie Merlant in a transgender role. It would be one thing for a cisgender filmmaker to bring a trans story to the screen if they actually had a transgender actor in the trans role. However, this certainly isn’t the case here. Not by a long shot. What’s even more insulting is that the film’s co-writer, Christian Sonderegger, has a…"Toronto 2020: A Good Man Is Another Transface Film"
Jumbo is one of the stories that are stranger than fiction and yet this coming-of-age drama is surprisingly inspired by a true story. Jeanne (Noémie Merlant) is a shy young woman that works late nights at the local amusement park. While Jeanne’s mom would prefer that she meet a man already, she’d rather be doing other things. For instance, Jeanne is always building miniature theme park rides in her bedroom. When the park gets a…"Sundance 2020: Jumbo"