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HARPOON Review

Harpoon is a surprisingly refreshing film; with its smart script and devilishly dark story, it’s far more substantive than what you might come to expect from a typical containment thriller.

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MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN Review

For die-hard fans of the series, this may prove to be a bit of a disappointment, as there are no big revelations here, just a rehash of facts that many folks already know with a glossy coat of paint. 

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VIFF 2019: MURMUR Review

Heather Young's MURMUR is a compassionate portrait, full of warmth, of a woman struggling with addiction with the help of an elderly dog.

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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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Fantastic Fest 2019: WYRM Review

Wyrm is a unique coming-of-age story that had me rolling at times with its irreverent humor and marks a solid debut from director Christopher Winterbauer.

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CORPORATE ANIMALS Review

You can see the movie that Corporate Animals wants to be, as there are instances when its wild mixture of satirizing capitalism, horror comedy and peculiar banter create some moments that succeed in being uniquely funny.

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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.

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VILLAINS Review

The strong script and deliciously deranged performances, coupled with its intriguing premise, ultimately redeem the film from a disappointing ending that unfortunately doesn’t amount to much.