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Fantasia 2020: THE RECKONING Review

Even the most ardent fans of Marshall’s work will have a hard time finding something to grasp onto with this one, which feels more like a vanity project for his girlfriend than the work of a unique and talented director.

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Fantasia 2020: LAPSIS Review

In the last few years we’ve seen several movies that attempt to delve into the tricky social politics of the emerging gig economy, but none have been as pointed in their messaging as Lapsis, an alternate present sci-fi feature written and directed

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CENTIGRADE Review

There’s unfortunately just not enough here to recommend Centigrade over the horde of other containment thrillers.

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THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS Criterion Blu-ray Review

The erotic thriller boom of the ’80s and ’90s seems like a perfect match for the often subversive Paul Schrader, and in 1990, he dove head first into the genre with The Comfort of Strangers. Adapted from Ian McEwan’s novel by famed

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THE PALE DOOR Review

I love the idea of blending the Western and horror genres, but it’s not something we’ve seen too much in the past. I loved 2015’s Bone Tomahawk; and then there was 1999’s cannibal movie, Ravenous, which was pretty great too; and there

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TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA Review

Four years after making his live-action debut with Train to Busan, director Yeon Sang-ho has returned to a zombie-infested South Korea with the much-anticipated followup, Peninsula. Bigger, louder and filled with more energy, Peninsula checks all the right boxes for a sequel,

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HOST Review

In recent years, we’ve seen the found-footage mechanic slowly but effectively branch off into another method of delivering low-res, DIY-style storytelling in the form of ScreenLife, the brainchild of director Timur Bekmambetov, in which movies are created entirely on computer, phone and

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THE FIGHT Review

It’s not that we want to drastically change the way we view the ACLU, we just want to zoom in closer to see the flaws and to know that, like their lawyers, the organization is complicated and human.

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Japan Cuts 2020: I -DOCUMENTARY OF THE JOURNALIST- Review

“The latest from controversial documentarian Tatusya Mori tackles freedom of the Japanese press in a dense, challenging manner.”

Isoko Mochizuki has been on the fast track to becoming akin to a “celebrity journalist” in the past few years. Her 2017 memoir The