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Review: The Untamed

A Lynchian-sci-fi-body-horror that evokes Zulawski’s Possession in subject, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker in presentation, and Lovecraftian horror in tone.

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Review: Assassin’s Creed

The director, cinematographer, composer and main actors of Macbeth returns… with a video game adaptation.

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BIFF 2016: Snowden

“I thought Obama would change things” *stares longingly into the black night, as Laura Poitras’ character holds her breath, dramatic music building* “I was wrong”

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Review: High-Rise

Times have changed since J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise was published in 1975, but with Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of the acclaimed novel, we get a vigorous reminder of how untruthful that actually is through a kinetic juncture of excessive decadence as the residents of a hierarchic high-rise collectively erupt into chaos.

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Review: A Bigger Splash

Luca Guadagnino’s I Am Love (lo sono l’amore) is a grandiloquent and sensual epos about love, family and legacy, where Tilda Swinton gives perhaps the most idiosyncratic performance of her (very impressive and diverse) career. Guadagnino and Swinton are back in collaboration with A Bigger Splash, which albeit less grandiose, is equally intellectually ambitious and aesthetically courageous – and much more euphoric. […]

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Review: Anomalisa

There are moments in Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York that deserves to stand next to the works of our greatest philosophers, and while it may be premature to declare it Kaufman’s magnum opus, I don’t think it’s unfair to say it is one of the most important movies ever made about what it is to […]

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Review: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

I did not expect to like this movie at all, quite the opposite in fact. When I heard Michael Bay was set to direct a movie about the Benghazi attacks, I was certain it would turn out to be a tasteless exploitation of the tragic events that occurred on September 11. 2012, and this notion […]

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