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  • Angel Dust
  • Seconds
  • Blow Out
  • Ganja & Hess

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  • Starman

    ★★★½

  • The Thing

    ★★★★½

  • The Fog

    ★★★★½

  • Femme Fatale

    ★★★★½

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★½

    A film in which the mythical elements and visual flourishes mostly seem like superfluous garnish for what is intended as a somber, expressive character sketch, only that the hero's internal journey feels undercooked and the narrative trick pulled at the end falls flat for me.
    What we end up with, in my opinion, is a shallow exercise in style, with the caveat that some of the editing and visual choices—including what I would call an 'elevated horror' sheen for lack of a better term—ultimately clash with its Arthurian material.

  • Raw

    Raw

    ★★★½

    To my surprise, this 2016 horror film isn't nearly as disturbing as I was led to expect. Instead, Raw is a surprisingly endearing and earnest coming-of-age drama.

    In this in many ways impressive debut film, director Ducournau examines the formative experiences of self-discovery and loss of innocence, of sexual awakening and craving, as well as the search for identity. On top of that it's a fascinating portrayal of the relationship of and bond between two sisters.
    Using cannibalism to explore…