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CLARA’S GHOST Review

Marking her feature directorial debut, Bridey Elliott makes a splash with Clara’s Ghost, a dysfunctional family comedy with a supernatural twist featuring her real-life family as the drunken cast of characters.

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HEAVY TRIP Review

The story of loveable outcasts finding their niche, in part on a wacky road trip to a climactic shining moment, may not be new, but this journey is a unique and entertaining one.

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AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS Review

The serious, real-life cruelties occurring at America’s southern border, and the encroaching darkness of the last couple of years, make this an apt time for genre films to add to the discourse and perhaps provide some escape.

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THE RANGER Review

The Ranger has a ton of fun with ’80s slasher traditions but never turns them into a joke, marrying a punk-rock exuberance with some nasty bloodshed.

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THE CAPTAIN Review

Utterly enthralling from minute one, The Captain is a wild ride with an incredibly bonkers end-credit sequence and, though a difficult watch at times, is well worth a look.

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THE RUSSIAN BRIDE Review

Stuck somewhere between a gothic Hammer-horror throwback and trashy revenge-sploitation, The Russian Bride has trouble fully committing to a style or a story.

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Cinepocalypse 2018: THE COP BABY Review

The Copy Baby is the type of movie that has the potential to lean heavily toward either a sardonic cult hit or a tepid waste of an opportunity, and unfortunately it falls into the latter category. No doubt some will have fun with its PG-13 take on what is typically designed as a family film, but with its eye-rolling conclusion.

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Cinepocalypse 2018: EMPATHY, INC. Review

Our world is in desperate need of more empathy, but the commoditized version presented in the thought-provoking Empathy, Inc. probably isn’t the way go, even if it were possible.

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Cinepocalypse 2018: THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY Review

The boxy aspect ratio with rounded corners, 16mm sheen that makes each frame look like a historic photograph, and believable issues with sound – like occasionally muffled dialogue – also act as pleasing counterbalances to the typical found-footage tricks.

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Cinepocalypse 2018: THE DOMESTICS Review

The Domestics creates an interesting, totally whacked-out environment that recalls many doomsday movies (including Doomsday), but the realized universe and setting of agrarian Wisconsin are original enough, with the marriage drama and political subtext peppering in some flavor along the way.

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Cinepocalypse 2018 Announces Lineup

The full lineup has been announced for Chicago’s Cinepocalypse Film Festival, boasting an impressive slate for its sophomore year. Mike P. Nelson‘s The Domestics will be the opening night film, with other highlights including the RKSS film Summer of ’84, and Sonny