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“The Big Sick” Is A Good Test To See If Whoever You Watch It With Has A Heart

There are movies that revolve around sickness that are clearly meant to tug at the heart strings and seem to only be aiming to make you cry in the theater or in front of whoever happens to be watching it with you. While I can s...
 
8.5
 
 
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“Oxenfree” Is A Nice Balance Of Drama, Fantasy, And Brotherly Love

Movies about brotherhood (or sisterhood for that matter) are tricky to pull off. The mood and emotional pull of the story depend so much on the actors involved having not just on-screen chemistry, but the ability to make it see...
 
6.3
 
 
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“Raw” Is A Beautifully Crafted, Violent Debut From Julia Ducournau

    Justine and Alexia (Garance Marillier and Ella Rumpf) are sisters that come from a strictly vegetarian family; in the first scene of the film we see Justine getting food in a cafeteria with her parents and a piece...
 
8.0

 
 
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“The Alchemist Cookbook” Is Funny, Unsettling, And Strangely Brilliant

Deep in the woods, Sean (Ty Hickson) lives an isolated existence in a ramshackle trailer. Recusing himself from society, Sean lives on a diet of Doritos and Gatorade and spends his days, with his cat Casper, conducting strange,...
 
7.0
 
 
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Dave McKean’s “Luna” Is A Haunting, Surreal Portrayal Of Suffering

Dave McKean has one of the most talented artistic minds on the planet. Known largely for his work in Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” series, Mckean brought his surrealist imagination to the screen in his 2005 film ...
 
7.5
 
 
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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,...
 
6.5

 
 
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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...
 
8.0
 
 
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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 ...
 
6.5
 
 
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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...
 
6.8

 
 
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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...
 
8.5