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Screener Squad: Damsel

Damsel Movie Review


Once upon a time, the Screener Squad gathered in the high tower of the castle Of Us to sing the glorious tales of Elodie (Millie Bobby Brown), the adolescent daughter of Lord Bayford (Ray Winstone) in a land struggling to survive. The adventurous young lady receives a proposal from Queen Isabelle (Robin Wright) of Aurea for Elodie to marry the Prince Henry. On her father’s urging, Elodie agrees to the marriage to help their impoverished people. Upon arriving in Aurea, Elodie and Henry initially both seem uninterested in each other, but begin to bond as they share a desire to travel the world. And despite the worry of the thankfully not evil stepmother, Lady Bayford (Angela Bassett), Elodie and Henry marry and soon after take part in an ancient ritual in the mountains to celebrate their union. The Queen describes the pact between the first king and an ancient dragon, and before Elodie can even think of happily ever after, she is dropped into the ancient dragon’s lair. Thus begins a survival tale through the treacherous mountain. Knights of the One Table, Rae, Drew, and T.C., draw their swords to take their noble strikes at this fairy tale quest.


DIRECTED BY: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

STARRING: Millie Bobby Brown, Ray Winstone, Angela Bassett, Brooke Carter, Nick Robinson, Robin Wright, Milo Twomey, Nicole Jospeh, Shohreh Aghdashloo




T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)

T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.



Lyrae Anderson (Screener Squad)

You can call me Rae. You can also call me a film lover. I’ll watch it all — small screen; big screen, and everything in between. I have attended and worked for Fantastic Fest and South by Southwest for many years. I married a film geek as well. While we don’t agree on everything, we agree on our love of movies.




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Drew Tinnin is a Rondo Award nominated interviewer and critic who has worked at SiriusXM’s Fangoria Radio and Fangoria magazine in NYC, as well as the London-based Dazed Digital. Currently a regular contributor to the Dread Central Network, he’s excited to join up with some old friends and other film fans on One of Us as a new contributor to Screener Squad.



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