Category: Theatrical Review

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Peter von Kant: Man Alive, by David Bax

There’s a distinction to be made, for what it’s worth, that François Ozon’s new film, Peter von Kant, is not technically an adaption of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1972 film The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant but rather a new...

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Breaking: Inside Man, by David Bax

With Breaking, director Abi Damaris Corbin pulls a bit of a trick on you. With its cool color palette, handheld cinematography (courtesy of Doug Emmett, whose credits include Sorry to Bother You and The Edge of Seventeen) and gimmicks like...

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Beast: Shallow Pleasures, by David Bax

Taking into account both human and animal safety, relying completely on CGI when it comes to a movie featuring multiple instances of hand to hand combat with a furious lion is obviously the ethical way to go. All of the...

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The Territory: The Old Land, by David Bax

In Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn and an anonymous third director’s chilling Indonesian genocide documentary The Act of Killing (which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival almost exactly ten years ago), there’s a shot where one of the perpetrators of the...