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Abominable: Believe in Magic, by David Bax

Jill Culton (2006’s Open Season) establishes her skills as both writer and director early on in Abominable. In a lively and largely wordless sequence detailing how she spends an average day of her summer vacation, we learn everything we need...

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First Love: Slap Happy, by David Bax

This review originally ran as a part of our TIFF 2019 coverage. Takashi Miike’s world is one of commonplace sociopathy. In his newest film, First Love, as in his others, the criminals aren’t just criminals. They’re ice cold sadists and...

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Loro: Unstable, Genius, by David Bax

This review originally ran as a part of our TIFF 2018 coverage. Back in 2008, Paolo Sorrentino and actor Toni Servillo made a film called Il Divo, in which Servillo portrayed former Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti. That movie was more...

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Monos: Lords of Chaos, by David Bax

Technically, the aspect ratio of Alejandro Landes’ confrontational, unnerving Monos is 2.35:1. But the often crepuscular cinematography of Jasper Wolf makes the frame shapeless and dissolute, informed by the limbo between light and dark that creeps in around the edges....