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  • Tough to Kill

    Tough to Kill

    ★★

    I like to think of this as teamworksploitation.

  • Lights Out

    Lights Out

    ★★

    There are those periods when filling in the gaps of your watchlist you’re inevitably reminded of why gaps should inevitably exist.

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  • The Prey

    The Prey

    ★★★

    Pastoral horror. We spend more time watching  a snake eating a cricket than on any one character.

  • Mother's Day

    Mother's Day

    ★★★½

    This is a strange one; in some ways limited and in others, quite sophisticated. The relationships between characters that dominate the first act are allowed to emerge naturally and intimately, alongside tropes like skinny dipping. There’s a mature (in the storytelling sense), self awareness to the exaggerated, emotional poverty and brutalism the film chooses to depict and how the characters respond  to it in an authentic way, all the while providing support for each other, making it a film ahead…