TIFF 2022 REVIEW: Mia Goth Catches the Light in ‘Pearl’ (2022)

“An ode to the dawn of cinema and a reminder of the death of the American Dream.” At the height of the Spanish Influenza and the coup de grace of World War I, an isolated farmhouse occupies acres of land in the southern United States. Inside lives Pearl (Mia Goth), a spirited and passionate young…

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TIFF 2022 REVIEW: ‘Aftersun’ Dives Head First into the Deep End

A24’s newest endeavour takes the plunge but comes up weak in Aftersun

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‘Would It Kill You to Laugh?’ (2022) Leaves Viewers Both Satisfied and Hungry for More

With possibly the best title within its category, the comedy special ‘Would It Kill You to Laugh?’ allows Kate Berlant and John Early to shine doing what they do best ⁠— all while simultaneously tempting viewers about what they might create in the future.

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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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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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Flip Screen’s Guide to April (Quarantine Edition)

James Palmer and George Forster are here to give you 10 recommendations available online right now to help get you through these hard times.

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But Just How Gay is ‘The Lighthouse'(2019)?

God is the ultimate Daddy in the film noir horror, The Lighthouse.

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: ‘Zola’ (2020) Proves the Power of Sex Workers Telling Their Own Stories

Do you remember where you were when Zola- also known as A’Ziah King- dropped her Twitter thread and instantly became the most iconic viral “story time” sensation ever? It was the definition of a cultural reset.

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REVIEW: “More Stressful Than Frightning” – ‘Midsommar’ (2019)

When I first finished Hereditary, Midsommar writer/director Ari Aster’s first film, I sat through the credits in stunned silence. Then I stared out a midnight window for an hour, wrestling with what I’d seen. I hadn’t ever experienced a film that felt so devastatingly cynical, mean, and gut wrenching. After some determined rumination, I realized…

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REVIEW: “Say No to the Dress!” – ‘In Fabric’ (2019)

What if the dress fits too well to say no? This is precisely what happens in Peter Strickland’s horror-comedy In Fabric. A beautiful red dress with a deadly curse is passed from person to person during the department store, Dentley & Stoper’s, busy winter season. The film centers the story of Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), who…

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