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Shrew’s Nest [Review]
8
5 years ago

Shrew’s Nest [Review]

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When Shrew’s Nest screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, one movie that it kept evoking for everyone was Misery, Rob Reiner’s 1990 adaptation of the Stephen King …
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Black Mountain Side [Review]
8.5
5 years ago

Black Mountain Side [Review]

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It seems as though the faster technology advances, the more we become estranged from nature. Black Mountain Side is the latest in a trend of horror films (Backcountry, White Raven, …
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Suburbanite [Review]
4.5
5 years ago

Suburbanite [Review]

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The opening scenes of Suburbanite are intriguing: a marquee bears the title of the film. It also happens to be the same place where one of the main characters …
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Body [Review]
7
5 years ago

Body [Review]

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Body is the feature film debut of filmmakers Dan Berk and Robert Olsen. It follows a trio of young women who decide to move their boring “girl’s night” to a …
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White Raven [BITS Review]
9.3
5 years ago

White Raven [BITS Review]

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“What are we afraid of?” “I don’t know; we’re men. We don’t talk to each other.” It’s a powerful admission that comes towards the end of Andrew Moxham’s feature directorial …
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The Hallow [Review]
6.8
5 years ago

The Hallow [Review]

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Arriving in a new town can be overwhelming, especially when the locals don’t want you there. This kind of tension is often found in horror movies, serving as a way …
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She Who Must Burn [Review]
8.5
5 years ago

She Who Must Burn [Review]

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Canadian filmmaker Larry Kent has been making independent movies since the 1960s. The Bitter Ash, originally screened at universities in 1963, caused such controversy for its fleeting depictions of sex, …
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The Interior [TADFF Review]
9.3
5 years ago

The Interior [TADFF Review]

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When so much has been explored in this metacritical, postmodern age, it can be difficult for filmmakers to acknowledge their influences while still creating something fresh and compelling. Yet The …
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Hidden [Review]
7.3
5 years ago

Hidden [Review]

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The apocalypse, or rather, the post-apocalypse, seems to be all the rage these days. Hidden, from the writer/director team of Matt and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines), presents an intriguing, low-key, …
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Lace Crater [TIFF Review]
8
5 years ago

Lace Crater [TIFF Review]

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Lace Crater takes a decidedly bizarre concept – sex with a ghost and the subsequent contracting of a sexually transmitted disease – and makes it seem like it might be …
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