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168. the purge: anarchy (2014)

I think I was the only person who actually enjoyed last year’s The Purge. I found it to be a clever, tense and refreshingly simple high-concept B-movie throwback to John Carpenter’s heyday. 308 more words

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167. eXistenZ (1999)

Anyone pining for the days when David Cronenberg did body horror should rewind to this underseen late-career gem from the king of inner-terror. Released the same year as… 271 more words

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166. the family (2013)

I love De Niro and I like Luc Besson so to see the two of them come together for a late-career crime caper is certainly a promising set up. 143 more words

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165. lynch (2007)

This is a really fascinating fly-on-the-wall documentary about David Lynch and his day to day working methods. He doesn’t sit down and discuss his career or provide interviews, instead the filmmakers just follow Lynch around during production of… 89 more words

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Jennifer's Body (2009) Review

Plot : Nerdy, reserved bookworm Needy Lesnicki, and arrogant, conceited cheerleader Jennifer Check are best friends, though they share little in common. They share even less in common when Jennifer mysteriously gains an appetite for human blood after a disastrous fire at a local bar. 514 more words


Bhakti Shringarpure Reviews “Concerning Violence”

In “Fanon documentary confronts fallacies about anti-colonial philosopher,” Bhakti Shringarpure (professor at the University of Connecticut and editor-in-chief of Warscapes) offers a comprehensive and stimulating examination of… 593 more words



Once upon a time there was a breed known as independent filmmakers. Usually with shoestring budgets, the indies, taking no prisoners, discarded business plans, forgot to look at marketing strategies, and the image of a proposed target audience was as abstract and surreal to them as their films often were to audiences. 1,071 more words

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