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Diamond Tongues: Seeking stardom in Hollywood, jealousy leads to sabotage

Leah Goldstein plays Edith Welland who dreams of being a successful actress but just can’t seem to make things happen. When Edith can’t figure out what she’s doing wrong, she begins to do everything wrong.

Daylight on Mars Pictures

3.5 out of 4 stars

Written by
Pavan Moondi, Brian Robertson, Michael Sloane, Adam Gurfinkel
Directed by
Pavan Moondi, Brian Robertson
Starring
Leah Fay Goldstein, Nick Flanagan
Country
USA
Language
English

Edith Welland (Leah Goldstein), the hero of Brian Robertson and Pavan Moondi's new film Diamond Tongues, has aspirations of Hollywood superstardom.

Only one flaw stands to thwart her: She isn't very good.

Goldstein, though, is excellent in the role, rendering Edith's monstrous ambition with relatable (and frequently terrifying) conviction.

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At bars and parties, Edith mingles with more successful peers as jealousy begins to manifest itself, sociopathically, as sabotage.

The result suggests All About Eve by way of The King of Comedy: contempt and envy reign and the threat of disaster closely follows.

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