9.5

KNIVES OUT Review

Knives Out is an intricate murder mystery that revels in delightful menace while constantly subverting your expectations.

parasite 10

PARASITE Review

Parasite is a defiant piece of class critical cinema which features a director in obstinate control of his message, vision and artistry.

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FIRST LOVE Review

Settling comfortably into the familiar subject of a yakuza turf war, First Love sees eccentric director Miike delivering a standardized but darkly comedic action-crime odyssey.

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AUGGIE Review

Auggie broaches the issue of A.I. relationships with the diminutive, surface-level approach of a bad “Black Mirror” episode.

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD STILL 2 8.5

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD Review

It is not everyday you walk away from a film and think the 30-minute, one-take aspect is the least interesting about it, but it is rings true for Ueda's layered horror comedy experience.

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WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE Review

While a middling, inoffensive family comedy may be its aim, Where’d You Go, Bernadette allows its divisive filmmaker to make some broad, uncomfortable statements on the nature of genius.

THEFANATIC_3 6.5

THE FANATIC Review

Durst’s film shows a respectable ability to communicate what happens when the fantasy of celebrity breaks down on both sides of the spectrum.

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Japan Cuts 2019: THE JOURNALIST Review

With a narrative that feels uncomfortably ripped from the headlines, The Journalist reinforces the need for a critical and independent media through the tense lens of a bureaucratic thriller.