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  • Withnail & I
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  • Strange Brew
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  • Studio 666

    ★★★★½

  • Apex

    ★★★

  • Piggy

    ★★★★

  • Nanny

    ★★★★

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  • Studio 666

    Studio 666

    ★★★★½

    The history of rock bands making films is a bit scattered and inconsistent but every once in a while there is a marriage of musicians and film that just works.

    KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK is a made for TV event produced by (none other than Saturday morning legends) Hanna Barbera that fully embraces the bands cartoonish side and delivers a tongue in cheek , metal lunchbox of a movie. The Beatles HARD DAYS NIGHT leans heavily on…

  • Apex

    Apex

    ★★★

    Richard Connell's short story THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME has been adapted for film and television dozens of times over the last 90 years. If you are unfamiliar with the story itself you are undoubtedly familiar with some of the movies it has inspired. This 98 year-old tale about a big-game hunter from NYC who finds himself abandoned on a Caribbean island where he is hunted by a Russian aristocrat is material ripe for modern contextualization and social commentary.

    Some of…

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  • No One Gets Out Alive

    No One Gets Out Alive

    Ambar (Christina Rodlo) can’t catch a break in Santiago Menghini’s socially-conscious haunted horror film. As an undocumented worker she is forced to make increasingly difficult choices and take refuge in a run-down boarding house run by a man with questionable motives named Red (Marc Menchaca). While the jump scares and creature effects might be what initially draws the audience into the film, its thoughts on immigration and gender will be the reasons they revisit it.

  • Speak No Evil

    Speak No Evil

    ★★★★

    If some films are warm blankets designed to offer their viewers a sense of peace, SPEAK NO EVIl is a flaming burlap sack whose purpose is to deliver an overwhelmingly Ill at ease sense of dread that grows with every moment of its 90 min runtime.

    The film is about the consequences of being polite in face of abject rudeness, of not listening to your partner, of muting your inner voice when it screams to stop. But most of all,…