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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