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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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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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Snowden Review — In Repose

Calling something “glacial” always was a bit of an unintended compliment. It implied that it at least wanted to move, to go somewhere with its ambitions. (Plus it gave you an excuse to think about actual glaciers.) That’s why it feels unfair to call Snowden—across its 134 painfully uneventful, uninterested minutes–even that. It is the […]

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