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All in the Family – A Review of ‘The Eyes of My Mother’

All in the Family – A Review of The Eyes of My Mother We don’t often review a film for a second time, but when the first time around was a fairly short festival review, and the film happens to be one of the year’s best, we have to bend the rules a little. The Eyes

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Hope and Refrigerators – A Review of ‘Hunter Gatherer’

Hope and Refrigeratorss – A Review of Hunter Gatherer Recently released from prison, Ashley Douglas (Andre Royo) is ready to restart his life. With little more than a toolbox full of his belongings–buried in his mother’s backyard–he aims to win back his ex Linda (Ashley Wilkerson), refusing to accept that she’s moved on. After a chance

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Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s ‘Evolution’ Opens this Friday!

Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Evolution Opens this Friday! Patience pays off! After watching Evolution at Fantastic Fest in 2015, we’ve been eager to see it again, as well as hear what larger audiences have to say about it. And now that’s finally happening this holiday weekend thanks to IFC Midnight. Filmmaker Lucile Hadzihalilovic (director/writer of Innocence and occasional collaborator

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Saluting Shorts at NYC Horror Film Festival

Saluting Shorts at New York City Horror Film Festival The New York City Horror Festival has come to an end and I’m pleased to say it was a great deal of fun to attend for the first time. One of my favorite parts was the showing of shorts before each feature film. All of the

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Fear and Self-Loathing at Comic Con – A Review of ‘Uncle Kent 2’

Fear and Self-Loathing at Comic Con – A Review of Uncle Kent 2 The follow-up to Joe Swanberg’s 2011 film Uncle Kent is about… the follow-up to Joe Swanberg’s 2011 film Uncle Kent. Actor/writer Kent Osborne returns, once again playing a characterized version of himself, this time focused on finding a way to make a sequel

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The Way of the Goth – A Review of ‘Little Sister’

The Way of the Goth – A Review of Little Sister On the eve of taking her vows, young nun Colleen (Addison Timlin) returns to her childhood home in Asheville, NC, to reconnect with her family, with whom she has not spoken in three years. She’s drawn back when her brother Jacob (Keith Poulson) is

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‘The Arrival’ – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Review

I’m just going to come out and say it right away: The Arrival is one of those movies that make me remember why I love going to the movies. That’s been said before about a lot of movies, each time valid for the writer. But these types of movies don’t come around very often, especially

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‘Safe Neighborhood’ – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Review

Safe Neighborhood – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Review   12-year old Luke (Levi Miller) is in love with his babysitter, Ashley (Oliva DeJonge). He holds out hope they can overcome the 5-year age gap between them, but time is running out because she’s set to move away in a few days. When his parents (played

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Uneasy Riders – A Review of ‘The Flying Dutchmen’

Uneasy Riders – A Review of The Flying Dutchmen If all went according to plan, Jon would drive his friend/mentor Daryl on a 3,000-mile trip to the Pacific Northwest on a custom motorcycle fitted with a sidecar. The trip would fulfill a longstanding promise and allow Jon to pay Daryl back for helping him through rough times.

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The Light at the End of Summer – A Review of ‘Tunnel’

The Light at the End of Summer – A Review of Tunnel The life of car salesman Jung-soo (Ha Jung-woo ) is thrown into peril when the newly constructed tunnel he’s driving through collapses. The government and media scramble to the site of the collapse as rescue workers grapple with a disaster for which they’re not

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