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Tribeca 2020: 12 HOUR SHIFT Review

12 Hour Shift is a trashy comedic thriller that boasts an entertainingly despicable cast of characters and a dark, twisted tale of addiction and organ trafficking during the Y2K crisis.

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1BR Review

1BR is a great concept held back by the mishandling of its characters, but it still manages to deliver a worthwhile thriller that is both engrossing and, at times, unsettling. 

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TIME WARP: THE GREATEST CULT FILMS OF ALL-TIME Review

Despite boasting an impressively large lineup of interviewees, the three-part documentary series Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time adds little to the discourse on cult film and also could have used some more time in the editing room.

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OTHER MUSIC Review

Other Music evokes a bygone era of in-person, tangible musical discovery that had me instantly reminiscing about a formidable time in my life that I’m sure others will experience as well.

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BUTT BOY Review

Butt Boy is the type of utterly singular film that is so adamantly committed to its premise that it completely cuts through its initial absurdity. A presumptive hit at Fantastic Fest; where films are always lauded for their quirks above all else,

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THE PERISHED Review

Whether or not writer-director Paddy Murphy intended it, his feature length debut never really shakes the uncomfortable framing of pro-life propaganda disguised as middle-of-the-road horror allegory. The unfathomable attempt by The Perished to weigh in on the unending abortion debate and to

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SEA FEVER Review

It’s funny how — in this new reality — it seems like everything reminds me of COVID-19, from TV shows that remind us of how things used to be to dystopian-future films that make us exclaim, “Hey, that’s sort of like what we’re dealing with!” Neasa Hardiman’s sci-fi horror film Sea Fever may be dealing with a horrific parasite instead of a virus, but I couldn’t help but draw parallels to the current worldwide pandemic we’re experiencing.

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VIVARIUM Review

Releasing at just the right time comes Vivarium, a film involving a suburban nightmare in which a couple is trapped in a housing development with no way to escape for an undetermined period of time.

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SEVEN STAGES TO ACHIEVE ETERNAL BLISS Review

Seven Stages is a film with a great idea on paper that never truly comes to fruition, which starts off silly and intriguing but slowly rolls off the tracks before getting completely lost by the end. It definitely has more than a few laughs, but don’t expect to achieve enlightenment with this one.

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BLOW THE MAN DOWN Review

Blow the Man Down is a well executed noir with plenty of comedic moments to bolster an already strong set of complex characters and a killer feature debut for its two directors.

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SXSW 2020: THE CARNIVORES Review

Being the spouse of a sleeptalker (and to the person editing this review right now, love you!), I often find it fascinating what goes on in individuals’ minds during sleep. I’ve had full-blown conversations with her, only to discover she’s been unconscious

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BIG TIME ADOLESCENCE Review

Propelled by the performance of Pete Davidson in his first starring role, the film feels a bit paint by numbers at times, but the solid script and even pace keep it from toppling over under the weight of its own formula.