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‘Darlin’’ Deliciously Combats Conversion, Conspiracy, and Contempt [Review]
8.8
1 week 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
1 week 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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‘Snatchers’ Is An Unexpected Bundle of Meaning and Gore [Review]
8.3
2 weeks ago

‘Snatchers’ Is An Unexpected Bundle of Meaning and Gore [Review]

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Accidentally getting pregnant as a teen could be a pretty surreal experience, one unexpectedly out of this world. Realizing the permanent responsibility you have for another living human being can …
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Brace Yourself for the Surreal, Absurd Dark Comedy ‘Greener Grass’ [SXSW Review]
7.3
2 weeks 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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SXSW Q&A: Director Joe Lynch talks ‘Mayhem’
2 years ago

SXSW Q&A: Director Joe Lynch talks ‘Mayhem’

A passionate genre fan himself, director Joe Lynch has given fans films like Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, Everly, and Knights of Badassdom. He’s also one half of the duo …
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M.F.A. [SXSW Review]
8
2 years ago

M.F.A. [SXSW Review]

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Some of the most difficult, painful films to watch are some of the most necessary.  Such is the case with Natalia Leite’s M.F.A., a rape-revenge thriller that asks the hard …
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SXSW Recreates UFO Sighting for ‘Phoenix Forgotten’
2 years ago

SXSW Recreates UFO Sighting for ‘Phoenix Forgotten’

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On March 13, 1997, thousands of people in Phoenix, Arizona and Sonora, Mexico reported strange lights in the sky, described to have been from a UFO. Twenty years later, to the …
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Madre [SXSW Review]
6
2 years ago

Madre [SXSW Review]

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Just ahead of its SXSW premiere, Netflix acquired global streaming rights to this Chilean psychological thriller by writer/director Aaron Burns. Drawing clear inspiration from classic thrillers like Rosemary’s Baby, this …
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‘Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon’ SXSW Sequel News
2 years ago

‘Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon’ SXSW Sequel News

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At the beginning of the year, we speculated that the long-awaited sequel for 2006’s sleeper hit Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon may finally receive progress. The announcement …
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Mayhem [SXSW Review]
7.3
2 years ago

Mayhem [SXSW Review]

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For Derek Cho, as with many others working in corporate America, his job is slowly sucking his soul away. Cut throat co-workers and even more ruthless superiors, his shitty work …
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