Category: 2020s

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London Film Festival Review: Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo’s ‘Bad Tales’

“Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo’s second feature, ‘Bad Tales,’ is morbidly curious and content to simmer in its own pessimism.”

Possessor Movie Review - 2020 Brandon Cronenberg Film

London Film Festival Review: Brandon Cronenberg’s ‘Possessor’

“There is so much stuff in ‘Possessor’ that you might think you’re at a venerable cinematic feast. But take away the squelching and splatter and there’s barely enough to fill an episode of ‘Black Mirror.”

She Dies Tomorrow Movie Film

‘She Dies Tomorrow’: Amy Seimetz Contemplates the End

“Even though Seimetz’s ‘ideological contagion’ might have its roots in coping strategies for depression and a range of mental health issues, the director works wonders by imagining how one might react upon learning about their imminent death.”

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.”

I'm Thinking of Ending Things Movie Film

‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’: Charlie Kaufman Knows You Can’t Always Get What You Want

“Point of view and selfhood have assumed for Kaufman a place of great consequence from ‘Being John Malkovich’ to ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ to ‘Anomalisa,’ and ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ is a remarkable extension.”

Feels Good Man Documentary

Review: Arthur Jones’ ‘Feels Good Man’

“The manipulation of popular characters outside the control of original creators has existed for hundreds of years, but what makes ‘Feels Good Man’ especially significant is the entanglement with ‘fake news’ during the era of Trump…”

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