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‘Why Don’t You Just Die!’ Covers Bloody, if Somewhat Familiar, Territory [Review]
6.5
4 months ago

‘Why Don’t You Just Die!’ Covers Bloody, if Somewhat Familiar, Territory [Review]

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Shotgun blasts to multiple bodies. A distraught parent attempting suicide in the family home. Torture by way of drill bit. Plentiful freshets of gore. Why Don’t You Just Die! isn’t …
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‘Darlin’’ Deliciously Combats Conversion, Conspiracy, and Contempt [Review]
8.8
4 months ago

‘Darlin’’ Deliciously Combats Conversion, Conspiracy, and Contempt [Review]

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Darlin’, darlin’, darlin’… Just the word alone can summon the thoughts of saccharine femininity doused with a reminiscent 60’s tune. However, Blondie’s song, cooed by punk dessert bombshell Debby Harry, …
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Darkly Comic Thriller ‘Villains’ Isn’t Shooting Blanks [SXSW Review]
6.8
4 months ago

Darkly Comic Thriller ‘Villains’ Isn’t Shooting Blanks [SXSW Review]

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When Villains opens, a pair of animal-masked criminals is struggling to successfully rob a convenience store. This may not be their first heist, but Mickey and Jules (Bill Skarsgård and …
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Brace Yourself for the Surreal, Absurd Dark Comedy ‘Greener Grass’ [SXSW Review]
7.3
4 months ago

Brace Yourself for the Surreal, Absurd Dark Comedy ‘Greener Grass’ [SXSW Review]

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The world of Greener Grass, from writers, directors, and co-stars Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, is similar to our own; it’s just slightly off-kilter. Similar to some dreams, you find …
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‘Braid’ Twists Itself Into A Bizarre Knot Served On A Beautiful Porcelain Plait [Review]
8.5
5 months ago

‘Braid’ Twists Itself Into A Bizarre Knot Served On A Beautiful Porcelain Plait [Review]

What is a film but an elaborate means of pretend? Each person has their role, each set poised to perfection, each story mapped out, all pulled together in an interlacing …
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‘Piercing’ Sticks Sharp Style Into A Brilliant Portrait of Abuse and Control [Review]
9
5 months ago

‘Piercing’ Sticks Sharp Style Into A Brilliant Portrait of Abuse and Control [Review]

“You have to believe that it won’t hurt” is the uncommon practice of releasing the body from pain by simply using one’s mind. Internalizing the pain without allowing your major …
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‘Blue My Mind’ Director Lisa Brühlmann Discusses Body Image, Film Inspiration, and Fairy Tales [Interview]
8 months ago

‘Blue My Mind’ Director Lisa Brühlmann Discusses Body Image, Film Inspiration, and Fairy Tales [Interview]

By the time my first view of the exquisite Blue My Mind ended I had easily recognized the story’s meaning. It’s an emotional piece embarking on the traditional path of …
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‘Blue My Mind’ Blossoms Into A Terrifying Tale of Female Adolescence [Review]
8.6
8 months ago

‘Blue My Mind’ Blossoms Into A Terrifying Tale of Female Adolescence [Review]

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Themes of transformation and puberty are prominent components of of the horror genre, engaging the audiences with a subject they can relate to while introducing more sinister plot factors. Adolescence …
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‘Terrified’ is an Unexpected & Unsettling Nightmare [Review]
8.5
9 months ago

‘Terrified’ is an Unexpected & Unsettling Nightmare [Review]

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As a horror fan, I’m always looking for the next scare. With the recent surge in streaming, I’m able to chase that feeling almost weekly; however, the release of something …
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Hover [REVIEW]
7
1 year ago

Hover [REVIEW]

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If you told me HOVER was sent to us from the future, I wouldn’t have many follow up questions. I’d nod along and say “of course in the future drones …
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