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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.

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DESOLATION CENTER Review

As a documentary, Desolation Center is serviceable, but is best suited to those like me who have a fondness for this era of punk rock or who are curious in how these giant desert festivals got their start.

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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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HAUNT Review

Haunt is a horror film that’s minimal by design, stripping away needless exposition and boiling the formula down to its base essentials

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FREAKS Review

This genre-bender is the type of movie best seen cold, with no knowledge of any plot details beforehand, in order to truly benefit from its wild thematic shifts.

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DEPRAVED Review

In the best Frankenstein-like story since the unironically great Frankenhooker, Larry Fessenden’s first directorial effort since 2013’s Beneath marks his most ferociously entertaining feature to date.

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SATANIC PANIC Review

Completely over the top in the best ways imaginable, Chelsea Stardust’s Satanic Panic is a gore-soaked camp-fest that is chock full of fun and consistently entertains from beginning to end. 

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TELLING LIES Video Review

I was really taken with Sam Barlow’s interactive narrative Her Story when it was released in 2015, but is the much anticipated followup, Telling Lies, as gripping? Maybe not, but it’s much more ambitious and tells an enthralling story nonetheless.

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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.

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GAGS THE CLOWN Review

Another poorly executed, found-footage movie that adds to an already-overflowing pile of forgettable titles just like it.