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Frazer MacDonald

Kriya Movie Film

Review: Sidharth Srinivasan’s ‘Kriya’

“Unfortunately, Kriya’s script is the weakest link. Much of the dialogue sounds like it was lifted straight from a soap opera, and the film occasionally veers into melodrama, which isn’t particularly becoming for a folk horror film set almost entirely in a single location.”

The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl Movie Film

Exploring Gender in Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl’

“‘The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl’ feels like an inadvertent political statement, a continuation of the status quo in the romantic comedy genre. Still, there is something there.”

Tommaso Movie Review - 2019 Abel Ferrara Film

Review: Abel Ferrara’s ‘Tommaso’

“‘Tommaso’ shows Ferrara taking his career in a new direction, and it’s nice to see someone of his stature still making innovative, daring films.”

Final Girl Essay - The Black Cat Movie Film

‘The Psychic,’ ‘The Black Cat’ and the Concept of the ‘Final Girl’

“Even though ‘The Psychic’ and ‘The Black Cat’ don’t exist as prominently in the cultural consciousness as ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and ‘Halloween,’ there is a sense that the Final Girls do exist in the wider world of horror…”