FESTIVAL REVIEW: Fractured Visions 2019

Last year Cardiff got a new genre festival to add to its growing collection of annual film gatherings. 2018’s Fractured Visions was a small, scrappy affair, built on a glut of great programming that rewarded audiences who love their gore and horror. Returning this year in 2019, the festival takes a step up in ambition,…

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CINECITY REVIEW: 'Jojo Rabbit' (2019) is Too Comfortable to Make a Lasting Impression

You can only frame the greatest human tragedy of all time as ‘twee’ for so long before it gets tired.

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REVIEW: 'The End of the F***ing World' Season 2 is an Aftermath Set in Sobering Reality

Everything that the audience and the characters of the show need to finally move on.

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REVIEW: 'Le Mans '66' is a Glorious Celebration of What America Wishes It Still (or Ever) Was

A self-assured pat on the back of the good old days, Le Mans ’66 basks in a rather cliché serving of 60s Americana, and is, frankly, all the better for it.

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REVIEW: Housing Erotic Horror, ‘Girl on the Third Floor’ is a Haunting Wet Dream

“DIY Grand Designs turns into the Haunting of Hump House.” Giving into temptation is a dangerous thing to do, especially when you live within a vengeful house adept in bringing out the worst in people. Girl on the Third Floor is the first feature for director, Travis Stevens, who seemed perfectly at home in this…

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REVIEW: Harmful Stereotypes Are Alive and Well in ‘Papi Chulo’ (2018)

“Refuses to delve deeper than the surface.” In sunny Los Angeles, Sean (Matt Bomer) is a conventionally attractive upper middle-class gay weather man, who has everything going for him until he has a mental breakdown on live television after a supposed breakup. His coworkers, Ash (Wendy McLendon-Covey) and Susan (D’Arcy Carden) are incredibly supportive; they…

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REVIEW: ‘Mickey and the Bear’ (2019) is More Than a Coming of Age Film

“A coming of age film for girls who had to grow up too fast.” In a country that claims to care so much for its war veterans, there are so few resources dedicated to their mental health and recovery, not to mention their economic status. Mickey Peck (Camila Marrone), the daughter and caretaker of Hank…

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