My Summer Lair Chapter #134: What Are Finger Cookies?
The TV guide description to She Never Died is “when a girl goes missing a woman with a mysterious past tracks down the people responsible.” On the surface that sounds like a lot of movies but then Se7en is just two cops chasing a serial killer and we all know it’s far more than just that.
The woman with the mysterious past is Lacey played by Olunike Adeliyi who is magnetic on screen. Having met her a couple of times I can attest that she’s a ball of energy so it’s a solid choice. Her dynamic performance including casual one-liners and vicious stares is captivating as she slowly reveals how she is cursed with immortality.
Which is the connection to the 2015 Henry Rollins movie: He Never Died. When looking to build on that success of that movie writer-director Jason Krawczyk wanted to do a sequel however when Henry was no longer available switched genders and directors.
Which is great: it’s how Audrey Cummings got involved with this sister sequel and makes her return to Blood In the Snow a fantastic film festival of Canadian genre. And leads to me asking what are finger cookies?!
She Never Died makes its Toronto premiere on November 22 and continues to roll on playing the festival circuit. It’s now landed on CBC Gem and other streaming services.
Check it out and not just for Olunike’s performance; pay attention to some of the smaller roles they are enchanting.
Host Sammy Younan
Recorded: Friday November 8, 2019 at 5:30pm
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