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CLASH Review

CLASH clears away ideological nitpicking in favor of a constrained character study.

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LEAP! Review

The voice performers were all excellent for the most part but didn't have much to work with script wise; I couldn’t say whether this is due to bad writing or cultural/linguistic translations, but the version meant for American audiences was bewildering and bloated to say the least.

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LOGAN LUCKY Review

Logan Lucky strips away the complexities of the genre and frames it around the common man’s hopes for a big score.

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LEMON Review

Janicza Bravo’s debut feature, Lemon, is a triptych of a mediocre man named Isaac (played by Brett Gelman), a stunted man with a deteriorating set of social skills who currently finds himself in a challenging stretch of his life brought on by his inability to think of anyone but himself.

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CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER Review

California Typewriter lives and dies on the visible passion of its interviewees, and the implied passion of its director.

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GOOK Review

Justin Chon's GOOK presents a consistent and well developed creative vision

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DAVE MADE A MAZE Review

As the title of Bill Waterson’s comedy Dave Made a Maze suggests, Dave does indeed make a maze and what a maze it is. Exploding with creativity, this quirky film about a slacker who creates a cardboard labyrinth in his apartment and subsequently gets himself and his friends lost inside is a ridiculously fun and absurd romp that had me chomping at the bit to uncover each and every unique room and passageway.

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WHOSE STREETS? Review

WHOSE STREETS? shows the organized and thoughtful resistance to a media narrative that wanted to dismiss the concerns of an oppressed population.

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ANNABELLE: CREATION Review

Far from revolutionizing, Creation (much as Wan's The Conjuring did initially to set off this series) refines the approach itself to the point where even the most telegraphed of scares never lose their jolting impact.

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A TAXI DRIVER Review

Set during the bloody Gwangju Uprising in South Korea in the Spring of 1980, Hun Jang’s A Taxi Driver delivers a powerful and heartbreaking, yet inspirational, true story framed within a Summer blockbuster.

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CUT SHOOT KILL Review

Cut Shoot Kill is a cacophony of unfortunate acting, cringe-worthy dialogue and sub-par sound mixing that culminates into a thoroughly unenjoyable experience from beginning to end.

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DETROIT Review

On the film side of contemporary media about racism, Detroit doesn't stack up against any of its competitors.

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WIND RIVER Review

WIND RIVER is a gripping murder mystery that unravels across stunning landscapes.