REVIEW: ‘House of Hummingbird’ (2018) Soars Beyond Any Expectations

‘A superlative example of the power of film.’ House of Hummingbird is a fascinating film and, to some Western fans of South Korean cinema, an outlier. Park Chan-Wook set an expectation with the likes of Oldboy for particularly violent and surreal works to come from the country, and even Bong Joon-ho’s best picture winner Parasite…

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REVIEW: Shudder Original ‘The Beach House’ (2020) is Neither Scary nor Memorable

Although The Beach House has all the ingredients of a smart low-budget terror, it has none of the bite.

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REVIEW: ‘In Her Hands’ (2020) is a Heart-warming, if Heavily Clichéd, Demonstration of the Power of Music

Ludovic Bernard’s in Her Hands is certainly far from perfect, but it succeeds in sweeping you up into an often-satisfying emotional journey, eventually leaving you at peace.

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REVIEW: ‘Babyteeth’ (2019) is a Daring Tale of Young Love that May Literally Send Shivers Down Your Spine

Shannon Murphy, articulate, clever, and one of the recent directors of Killing Eve, makes her feature film debut with one of the smartest films of the year, and establishes herself in record time as one of the prime directors to look out for.

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REVIEW: ‘Clemency’ (2019) is a Quiet, Devastating Study on the People Involved with Death Row

lemency, directed by Chinonye Chukwu, is a very different kind of prison drama: one that avoids exaggerated clichés and instead opts for an intense, realistic look into death row executions.

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REVIEW: ‘Tommaso’ (2020) is a Vulnerable Portrait of Guilt and Humanity

When you spend much of your life on the brink of self-destruction, how do you build and sustain a life worth wanting? Director Abel Ferrara explores this concept and more in the deeply personal, self-reflective film Tommaso.

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REVIEW: ‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’ (2019) is an Offbeat Feminist Folk Horror

A comic folk horror that erupts into a feminist story of woman’s rebirth and fiery retribution.

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REVIEW: The House That Jack Built (2018) is “Fascinating but Gruesome”

Watching Lars von Trier’s latest film The House That Jack Built is like seeing a true crime podcast come to life.

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REVIEW: Shirley (2020) asks “Who’s Afraid of Shirley Jackson?”

Josephine Decker has established herself as one of the most interesting directors working today. With Shirley, she has created a biopic that breaks free from the lazy retelling of an author’s life, instead allowing the work to be reflective of its subject’s work.

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REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘The Midnight Gospel’ Is a Trip Mostly Worth Taking

The Midnight Gospel uses real-life podcast interviews (from the long running ‘Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour’ podcast) as the basis for the in-universe interviews.

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