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Blush (aka Barash/2015/Film Movement DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: C Film: C+

While it follows themes similar to other lesbian films, 2015's Blush (directed by Michal Vinik) is from Israel, with a solid cast that hits all of its marks pretty well. A hit at film festival circuits, the story follows seventeen-year-old Naama (Sivan Noam Shimon) who is facing adulthood and discovering herself.

Like many kids her age, Naama is a party animal and is often times butting heads with her parents. Once she meets Dana (Jade Sakori - who has an interesting look with dyed eyebrows and white-blonde hair), she discovers that she has feelings for her and is gay. While nothing groundbreaking in terms of story, the film itself is fine for getting its points across.

Presented in Hebrew with both Arabic and English subtitles, the standard definition transfer looks good for the format with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.40:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo track. All of which would benefit from a high def. Upgrade, but the digitally shot feature looks and sounds nothing short of cinematic, despite a loss of detail from the aging format.

The only Special Feature is a Bonus Short film by April Maxey entitled This Is You and Me.

If the subject matter appeals to you, then you may want to check out Blush, which has a bit more heart than you may expect and isn't out to exist primarily to win awards.

- James Lockhart



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