​​BHFF REVIEW: ‘The Sadness’ (2021) Is Tear-Jerkingly Depraved

“In ‘The Sadness’ the fear is not—as Hitchcock might have asserted—what is unseen, but what can be endured.”

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BHFF Review: As ‘Lux Æterna’ (2019) Proves, Bonfires Are So Sexy

“‘Lux Æterna’ associates the cinematic regard with the spectacle of a witch burning, gobbling up misogynistic entertainment at the expense of another’s pain.”

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BHFF Review: In ‘Good Madam’ (2021), Fear Lives In the Fingertips

“Taking up the mantle of other bright stars of the creepy-old-lady-upstairs subsection of the genre, ‘Good Madam’ offers an interesting take on horror that passes, first and foremost, through the hands.”

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‘Requiem For A Dream’ Doesn’t Haunt Like ‘Last Exit To Brooklyn’

“The fear here is the much more threatening notion that society is more dangerous than we realise; that we’re trapped amidst its expectations and oppression no matter our intentions.”

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LFF REVIEW: ‘The Souvenir: Part II’ (2021) an Exquisite End to Hogg’s Memoir

‘The Souvenir Part II’ takes off from exactly where Part I left us, and gives us a beautifully cyclical inverse to the story.

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‘Midnight Mass’ and the Humanity within Mike Flanagan’s Horror

“Some might prefer their horror to be cynical and nihilistic, but Flanagan’s is a unique kind of optimism, one that leaves tragedy and trauma in its wake but still engenders hope and empathy.”

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Memoria’ (2021)– Apichatpong’s Transcendental Journey to Colombia

“‘Memoria’ takes its audience on a journey to somewhere wholly unexpected, yet upon arrival, it’s clear that the film couldn’t end anywhere else.”

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VIFF 2021 REVIEW: How ‘The Scary of Sixty-First’ (2021) Red Pills its Audience

New wave body horror goes IRL in Dasha Nekrasova’s impressive directorial debut.

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VIFF 2021 REVIEW: ‘Red Rocket’ (2021) Reinvents The Hero’s Journey

Sean Baker’s successfully tackles the anti-hero’s journey in his new dramedy Red Rocket.

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