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‘Candy Corn’ Brings Fun For All With Freaks, Nostalgia, And Scary Treats [Review]
9.3
2 days ago

‘Candy Corn’ Brings Fun For All With Freaks, Nostalgia, And Scary Treats [Review]

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“Trick or Treat” is a menacing threat when you think about it. The Halloween ultimatum seems silly, the initial verse of a childish rhyme conjuring an evening of pumpkins, costumes, …
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Film What You Know: Josh Hasty Discusses ‘Candy Corn’ [Interview]
4 days ago

Film What You Know: Josh Hasty Discusses ‘Candy Corn’ [Interview]

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Influence is a term we’re familiar with when analyzing the work of up-and-coming filmmakers. Inspiration is another that generously coats the homages and nods back to the brilliant works of …
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‘Freaks’ Exposes Social Stigmas With Special Abilities and Few Flaws [Review]
8
4 weeks ago

‘Freaks’ Exposes Social Stigmas With Special Abilities and Few Flaws [Review]

Freak. It’s a strange word, adaptable to the context in which it is used. Some take it as an offensive term while others find it to be a label of …
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Popcorn Frights 2019: ‘Z’ Creates A Uniquely Terrifying Bond With The Imaginary Friend Formula [Review]
8.5
1 month ago

Popcorn Frights 2019: ‘Z’ Creates A Uniquely Terrifying Bond With The Imaginary Friend Formula [Review]

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When it comes to the formula of disturbed child films of the horror genre, the moving parts are not always the most inventive. So many filmmakers have been discouraged to …
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‘Why Don’t You Just Die!’ Covers Bloody, if Somewhat Familiar, Territory [Review]
6.5
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
8 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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