Anyone who’s been in a car accident understands disorientation; the lack of clarity of what just happened, the realization that time does indeed slow down, it’s not some old wife’s tale and the difficulty one has in collecting themselves after the chaos. That appears to be Cecilia’s (Moro Anghileri) problem. She’s lost, at first in

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Tombs of the Blind Dead zombie film review

Summer in Montreal is always an exciting time. Downtown, Ste. Catherine Street is cordoned off from traffic beneath de Bleury for the Jazz Festival, where past years featured free outdoor acts such as Stevie Wonder, Allen Toussaint and James Brown. Not far, at the Marriot hotel bar, you can pass by Marc Maron abstaining from

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Hellbender 1

Coming-of-age themes and metaphors about puberty are all-too-common in horror, particularly because they’re so often obvious and literal. It’s a period of time in one’s life ripe for exploitation, but the films that revolve around it are either dry, written from perspectives far removed from the experience or sexist or racist (Teen Wolf‘s “You’re not

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The Righteous 1

George Carlin has a great routine about the nature of prayer. It can’t be done justice here, though it does arrive at the conclusion that God must have an awful lot of school exams to ensure students pass. We pray for a lot of things, if we do at all, and they’re often trivial. It’s

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Agnes Review

Walking into Agnes blind, one might get the sense it’s just another exorcism movie, and potentially a very campy one. But the setup is very quickly revealed to be on shaky foundations as it gives way to a crisis of faith film. That’s where the true horror lies, in the painfully real boredom of the

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Sweetie, You Won't Believe It Review (1)

Fishing doesn’t have the best reputation in fiction. Going off literature and film and Dick Cheney, one gets the impression it’s boring, it’s vaguely cruel, and it mostly serves as an excuse for men to get away from their demanding brides.  That excuse was the basis for plenty of 90s old bro comedies – Ann

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Wrong Turn 2021

Woke Horror is just not sustainable… That’s pretty much the takeaway from the Wrong Turn reboot, a reimagining scripted by Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and the writer of the first film in the franchise, Alan B. McElroy. And it’s been a question facing horror for a few years now. We’ve seen it

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“I have varicose veins and I hate to shop at malls,” said the caller on the infomercial. It’s a throwaway line in John Schesinger’s Pacific Heights, probably pulled from an actual ad airing in the Bay Area at the time. If not, it’s shockingly realistic. But in the context of the film, it’s just there

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At the start of John Schlesinger’s 1987 horror film The Believers, police psychiatrist Cal Jamison (Martin Sheen) is having a quiet morning with his wife and child. Within minutes, a malfunctioning coffee maker electrocutes his wife, boiling her insides as she stands tremoring from the shocks. It has nothing to do with the rest of

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