“South African enfant terrible filmmaker and artiste-cineaste Manus Oosthuizen meets with Rotten Tomatoes-approved indie film critic Babette Cruickshank in an Echo Park sound studio. With key members of Manus’s crew joining, they record an audio commentary track for his new elegiac feature documentary “Razzennest.” But the session goes down a different path. The ultimate elevation

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Landlocked 2021 film review

I was fortunate to experience the 5th Unnamed Footage Festival Virtual edition, hosted shortly after their 5th in-theater festival which showcased some of the best new Found Footage horror films alongside a selection of classic gems. As a new festgoer to the UFF experience, I was uncertain what to experience from the night of curated

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Masking Threshold Film Review

Dealing with an abnormal form of tinnitus, a young IT worker begins a series of experiments to figure out the abnormal nature of his condition. Bringing various objects into his workshop– experimenting with frequency, pitch, and correlation between items both organic and inorganic– the young IT worker presents his finding online to mockery. Despite pressures

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Folies Meurtrières film review

There is something inherently fascinating about film oddities emerging from the underground decades after their release. Such is the case with Folies Meurtrières, a gritty French slasher film from director Antoine Pellissier. This microbudget film is simple in execution, a masked killer on the prowl stalking and killing several women in vicious ways. However, what differentiates

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Khavn De La Cruz, or simply Khavn, is a Filipino director best known for his 2010 crime comedy film Mondomanila. His works never cease to emanate with his knack for creating gritty and unsettling features that defy the Philippine cinema landscape. However, Mondomanila overshadows his earliest attempts to dare the conventions of filmmaking. His Three

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 An experimental narrative on loss and ghastly visions that hint at sinister forces, The Barn is a dialogue-free short film with a heavy focus on music. Dense on atmosphere, The Barn has a beautifully realized aesthetic of haunting that crawls under the skin – a complimentary balance of experimental storytelling and ethereal scares. Undeniably, any production

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Landlocked 2021 film review

LandLocked kicks off with a video recording of a father telling his son that one week after he passes the house will be torn down and everything thrown out. He warns that if there is anything worth keeping it better be out by then. When Mason heeds the call and comes home he finds an

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Synopsis: Based off the manga of the same name, Cat Soup follows the misadventures of two siblings as they struggle for survival in a bizarre and dangerous landscape. Largely free of dialogue, the story largely centers around the quest to retrieve the soul of the older sibling. However, the abstract approach makes for a film open

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