Category: Theatrical Review

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Swan Song: Edge of 75, by David Bax

Film schools ought to start forbidding aspiring directors, as early as possible, from introducing protagonists via wordless montages of their morning routine (I fully admit to having committed this sin in college myself). It’s not that we don’t get an...

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Mandibles: Flyweight, by David Bax

Quentin Dupieux’s last two films, Deerskin and Keep an Eye Out, represented a newfound level of intellectual effort on his part, a willingness to apply his trademark absurdity to something beyond superficial weirdness while still, of course, leaving some room...

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Sweat: Work/Life Imbalance, by David Bax

When we first meet Sylwia (Magdalana Kolesnik), the protagonist of Magnus von Horn’s Sweat, she is happy. Ecstatically so, in fact. She’s leading a massive group workout session in the common area of a Warsaw shopping mall, cheering on the...

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The Sleepless Unrest: Noise to Signal and Back Again, by Dayne Linford

Marooned following the cancellation of SyFy’s infamous Ghost Hunters, directors Kendall and Vera Whelpton pursue similar material in Sleepless Unrest, concerning the reputed real-life counterpart to the home from The Conjuring. With the turgid pace of a particularly long reality-in-name-only...