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  • Look Closer: The Rise and Fall of Robert Benfer

    Look Closer: The Rise and Fall of Robert Benfer

    ★★★★★

    As someone who does not particularly watch a lot of documentaries, I found this one to be engaging, entertaining, and educational. The way that the subject matter is handled introduces new audiences to an internet content creator who was rife with promise and talent, only to have his reputation shattered by a controversy amongst his fan base. The personal home videos and interviews help to depict the strong connection that the director had with Benfer, promoting one of the themes…

  • Mom and Dad

    Mom and Dad

    ★★

    Having an indie black comedy with a social commentary is a very unique cinematic endeavor, and director Brian Taylor’s Mom and Dad attempts to highlight the unique bond between parents and their young. The film sets the scene for an event of mass hysteria wherein parents around the world feel a sudden, primal urge to kill their children. Siblings Carly and Josh must take a stand against their now-aggressive mother (Selma Blair) and father (Nicholas Cage) or face deadly consequences.…

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  • My Life as a Zucchini

    My Life as a Zucchini

    ★★★★★

    My Life as a Zucchini is a French-Swiss animated feature that chronicles the adventures of young Zucchini after he is placed in a foster home with other children with troubled pasts. It is here that he discovers new friendships, his first love, and a stronger sense of family.

    From the get-go, the audience is by Zucchini’s side as he transitions from his lonely, troubled home life to the initially intimidating foster home. While he doesn’t necessarily receive a warm welcome…

  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★★★

    Cory Finley’s directorial debut, Thoroughbreds, offers a foray into the romanticized and often unpredictable world of youthful rebellion, as two former best friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) rekindle with one another to carry out their plans to murder Lily’s stepfather. As they grow closer, it becomes more evident how time has changed the two teenage girls and that some things can never be the same.

    Delving deeper into the relationship between its sardonic leads, the film excels…