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“Pilgrimage” Is A Decent Sword-And-Sandle Adventure

I have a soft spot in my heart, for the sword-and-sandle epic. The emotional struggle of the hero, the sprawling landscapes and battlefields, and the brutality of ancient hand-to-hand combat have all yielded some classic films,...
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “The Transfiguration”

Milo (Eric Ruffin) has an obsession with vampires. Films, like Nosferatu and Let the Right One In, fill his bookshelves and his thoughts. His interest in vampires goes far beyond that, though. He has taken to identifying as one...
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Message From the King”

Director Fabrice du Welz has been on my list of intriguing filmmakers, since back in 2005 when I saw his disturbing, backwoods thriller “Calvaire”. I always respect any director who doesn’t pull any punches, w...
 
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“The Tribe” Takes A Bleak Look At A Horrifyingly Possible, Post-Apocalyptic Future

Never let anyone in. That is the single rule Jenny (Jessica Rothe) and her sisters, Sarah (Anne Winters) and Danika (Chloe Beth Jones), were given by their father before he took his own life. It is following that rule that has ...
 
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“Killing Ground” Is An Intense, Slow-Burn Thriller

Australia is widely considered to be one of the more dangerous places on earth. A wide variety of snakes, spiders, and other deadly predators make the country’s less populated areas a bit terrifying, even to the most avid...
 
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“In the Radiant City” Boasts Powerful Performances And An Emotional Ending

People returning home, to face deep, dark family issues from the past, has long been a staple in the indie film world. That is probably due, in large part, to the fact that it is relatable for many people. We all, at some point...
 
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Throwback Thursday Review: “The Roaring Twenties”

At the end of World War I, America entered an era of violence that was brought on by economic collapse and the enactment of prohibition. Millions of people lost their livelihoods and their homes, and were not allowed (legally a...
 
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“The Bad Batch” Will Amaze Some And Frustrate Others

With the release of her second film, “The Bad Batch”, Ana Lily Amirpour has certainly carved out a niche for herself as a writer/director. Her films are beautifully shot, heavily symbolic, and incredibly ambiguous w...
 
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“Hounds of Love” Is An Uncomfortable Watch, But An Unforgettable Film

Most films that start out with an attractive, young woman being abducted focus largely on one thing… pushing the boundaries of violence and gore. While the premise itself is terrifying, in large part because it happens so...
 
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“Another Evil” Is The Horror Comedy You Didn’t Know You Needed

Writer and first time, feature director Carson D. Mell (who has written for such shows as “Eastbound and Down” and “Silicon Valley”) brings a very unique and entertaining style, to his debut film “...
 
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