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The Killing of a Sacred Deer [FF 2017 Review]
7.8
3 years ago

The Killing of a Sacred Deer [FF 2017 Review]

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Yorgos Lanthimos’ chilling and absurd horror mystery is deeply entrenched in Greek tragedy and metaphor. Combine this with the director’s unique cadence, and you have a strange film guaranteed to …
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Mom and Dad [FF 2017 Review]
6.8
3 years ago

Mom and Dad [FF 2017 Review]

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Often, parenting in film is displayed as a warm embrace of eternal and unconditional love for children. Brian Taylor’s reality check offers the flipside; not only can children be unappreciative …
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Gerald’s Game [FF 2017 Review]
9
3 years ago

Gerald’s Game [FF 2017 Review]

Leave it to Mike Flanagan, a new master in horror with a proven knack for intricately woven horror narratives, to adapt a Stephen King novel once highly considered unfilmable due …
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Applecart [FF 2017 Review]
5.5
3 years ago

Applecart [FF 2017 Review]

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On paper, co-writer/director Brad Baruh’s debut sounds like the perfect recipe for a fun midnight feature. A cold open set in 1961 shows a couple making out in the woods, …
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1922 [FF 2017 Review]
6.8
3 years ago

1922 [FF 2017 Review]

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There’s no question this is the year of Stephen King. Two theatrical releases, multiple television series, and two new adaptations coming to Netflix soon indicate the fervor for the prolific …
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Revenge [FF 2017 Review]
8.3
3 years ago

Revenge [FF 2017 Review]

The rape revenge sub-genre follows a specific formula; act one sees the protagonist violently raped in excruciating and graphic detail, act two the protagonist recovers physically from their wounds, and …
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Anna and the Apocalypse [FF 2017 Review]
8
3 years ago

Anna and the Apocalypse [FF 2017 Review]

It’s films like Anna and the Apocalypse that reminds me why I love film so much. A high school set zombie comedy during Christmastime, and oh yeah, it’s a musical; …
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Thelma [FF 2017 Review]
8.3
3 years ago

Thelma [FF 2017 Review]

Director Joachim Trier may not yet be a household name here stateside, but after viewing Norway’s foreign language Oscar submission last night at Fantastic Fest, it’s quite clear he will …
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Fantastic Fest 2017: Most Anticipated Films
3 years ago

Fantastic Fest 2017: Most Anticipated Films

With Fantastic Fest set to commence its 13th installment this Thursday, we’re about to embark on the best week of the year for genre fans. The lineup is major this …
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Supernatural Thriller ‘Thelma’ Gets Haunting Trailer
3 years ago

Supernatural Thriller ‘Thelma’ Gets Haunting Trailer

The shiny new trailer for writer/director Joachim Trier’s latest is worthy for a couple of reasons. For one, it’s a stunning, haunting trailer that seems to hint at a supernatural coming …
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