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THE OLD WAYS Review

Possession films are a dime a dozen these days, with most of them failing to bring anything new or interesting to the table, but Christopher Alender’s The Old Ways proves to be the exception to the rule. Set in a remote Mexican

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Fantasia 2021: DON’T SAY ITS NAME Review

I’m loving the recent uptick in positive representation of indigenous peoples in the media, with films like Blood Quantum and shows like Reservation Dogs reminding us that the native plight is still very real and that those living on reservations are still

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EMA Review

If we peeled back some of the superficial aspects and shock value, maybe we would feel like we know Ema.

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NINE DAYS Review

Edson Oda’s feature film debut is an arresting contemplation on life. One cannot sit through the film without questioning their values, prejudices and behavior, and reflecting on the triumphs and tribulations they have endured. Through content that incites introspection, Oda challenges the

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Tribeca 2021: ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME Review

Andrew Gaynord’s dark comedy about distrust and paranoia, All My Friends Hate Me, pits a birthday boy against his supposed friends as they gather for a weekend retreat in a posh manor. Unfortunately, the proceedings prove redundant as everyone involved is pretty

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Tribeca 2021: THE NOVICE Review

Playing out like the rowing equivalent of Whiplash, Lauren Hadaway’s intense, frantic and constantly energetic The Novice is an overwhelming but fascinating look at obsession. Isabelle Fuhrman plays Alex Dall, a college freshman who decides she wants to join the novice crew

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Tribeca 2021: AGNES Review

Indie auteur Mickey Reece’s latest, and perhaps most ambitious project to date, Agnes, is at once a conventional, yet massively compelling possession film, as well as a subtle rumination on religion and acceptance of past traumas. It’s not something that will not

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Tribeca 2021: ALL THE STREETS ARE SILENT Review

It was just a few short days ago that I was writing about the ’90s NYC skateboard scene in my review of The Kids, which takes a look at the individuals involved with Larry Clark’s seminal 1995 film, and now I’m back

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Tribeca 2021: THE KIDS Review

I can’t remember exactly how old I was when I first saw Larry Clark’s film Kids, an unflinching look at urban youth in the ’90s, but I can say for certain that I was way too young. Released in the summer of