The Girl Is In Trouble (2015)

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A failed Lower East Side DJ struggling to keep his life together becomes entangled in a murder mystery involving a desperate woman, a missing drug dealer, and the scion of a powerful investment firm. (C) eOne

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Onah doesn't quite stick the landing narratively, although he has such filmmaking energy that his work here merits comparison to that of the film's executive producer, Spike Lee.

Apr 3, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Onah - whose movie began life as his thesis project at New York University - seems more keen on showing how the tensions of immigration and gentrification have shaped the Lower East Side than on fashioning a credible thriller.

Apr 2, 2015 | Full Review…

A textbook noir premise gets an overamped and undercompelling treatment ...

Apr 2, 2015 | Full Review…
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The story has plenty of possibilities, though Onah rarely manages to put his own stamp on things.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Ultimately, it's not so much the story - centered around a coke-fueled murder - that compels as Onah's familiarity with his setting. He's got a great feel for the vibrancy of downtown and the diversity of its population.

Apr 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The film's visually arresting, but it's the performances that hold it all together - Short, Wilmer Valderrama, Jesse Spencer, Paz de la Huerta, Míriam Colón, and Mike Starr, with Bachleda being the real glue.

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…

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