REVIEW: ‘Agnes’ (2021) is a Promising Take on the Nunsploitation Genre

“While Mickey Reece’s ‘Agnes’ (2021) is largely marketed as a horror film that draws upon the tired tropes of demonic possession and religious exorcism central to the nunsploitation genre, it surprises audiences by emerging as a haunting tale of grief, young motherhood and loss.”

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Pierce Brosnan Provides The Ultimate Bond Marathon (And Not Just For Christmas)

“Even people who find that the films push their buttons will probably find them an enjoyable hate-watch, so committed are they to their particular brand of non-stop entertainment.”

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REVIEW: ‘The Power of the Dog’ (2021) Evokes Unspoken Desires and the Meaning of Masculinity

“‘The Power of the Dog’ is Jane Campion’s first feature in more than ten years. It’s menacing and mysterious in its narrative, and presents itself to reveal something truly spectacular.”

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Future Cult Classics Born in 2021

“What I can see is the cult cinema of tomorrow: the films that genre freaks and film school contrarians will use to enhance their Letterboxd favorites with the aura of obscure good taste.”

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Roles in Retrospect #1 – Thomasin McKenzie and ‘Leave No Trace’ (2018)

In our first edition of ‘Roles In Retrospect,’ we focus on talented young New Zealand actress Thomasin McKenzie and her performance in 2018’s ‘Leave No Trace’.

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‘√964 Pinocchio’ (1991): Vengeful Outcast, Emetic Spirit

“As a narrative revolving around members of a loathed social underclass, ‘√964 Pinocchio’ [grapples] with conceptual otherness through the fundamental human fear that that which belongs in the body will find its way out.”

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Watching ‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1968) in the Wake of a Pandemic

“‘Night of the Living Dead’ may have been released over fifty years ago, but as its own circular nature observes and predicts, so little has changed from the small-scale revival of the dead America is not able to grieve.”

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Always a Bridesmaid and Never a Bride, Until Now: How ‘Bridesmaids’ (2011) Allowed Women to Take the Front Seat in Comedies 

“Aside from being groundbreaking and hilarious, there is a lot to ‘Bridesmaids’ that often goes unappreciated.”

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‘Solaris’ (2002) is a Romantic Sci-Fi Film That Needs Revisiting

“A movie that is refreshingly and sincerely romantic, marking a dramatic contrast not just to the great bulk of science fiction, but with modern mainstream cinema at large.” Science fiction is making waves once again. With the arguably unexpected success of Dune, a weighty space opera that offers complex lore, audiences may be primed for…

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REVIEW: ‘I’m An Electric Lampshade’ (2021) Has A Weak Spark of Life

This tale of accountant-turned-artist is never clearly docudrama or pure fiction, making for a bizarre watch.

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