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Author Archive | Tim Poon

Raw At Fantastic Fest 2016

Expectations will kill you. So will cannibalistic veterinary students, but that’s besides the point. Coming out of the Toronto Film Festival, everyone was talking about Raw. A friend of mine told me there was literal buzzing going around the streets as he walked between screenings. After all, what else do you talk about but the […]

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You Should Probably Play Virginia

There are a lot of good things about Virginia, an odd little forensic narrative from developers Variable State. It proudly and rightly wears its 90s influences of The X-Files and Twin Peaks on its sleeves and every sleeve you see on the way. It has a strangely entrancing graphical style, one that evokes visually minimal […]

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The Magnificent Seven Review — One For Two

The Magnificent Seven is intense. Oh, sorry, forgot to finish that. The Magnificent Seven is intensely uninteresting. It’s less of a movie and more a collection of clichés thrown into a dusty Western sack and shot out of a revolver. That’s not to say there aren’t redeeming qualities, but as a comprehensible piece of entertainment, […]

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You Should Probably Play The Bunker

I don’t think The Bunker is a very good game. It’s not even a mildly good game, and that’s mostly because of one thing: it’s not really a game at all. On the spectrum of FMV games—one that ranges from one half-hearted step beyond being a movie to full-on controlling these real people like digital […]

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