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LFF 2020: ‘Nomadland’ is a Soulful Tone Poem of Loss and Hope in the American West

Nomadland is the story of Fern (Frances McDormand), a widow in her early 60s who has…

ByBySam HoweOctober 24, 2020

NIGHTSTREAM 2020: ‘Detention’ is a Tragic Historical Reckoning

While horror filmmakers often rely on the imagination to conjure up scares, some need look…

ByBydan kinsleyOctober 23, 2020

LFF2020: ‘Possessor’ violently shows the battle for control of a fractured mind

Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor is the story of an agent working for a deeply secretive organization that uses…

ByBySam HoweOctober 19, 2020

LFF 2020: ‘Kajillionaire’ is an Offbeat Comedy with Strong Performances

Kajillionaire is a film brimming with strange quirks. Though this is understandably off-putting for some,…

ByByCharlotte JOctober 17, 2020

The Haunting of Bly Manor: A Commentary on Love

(Slight spoilers ahead!) The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020) is a nuanced commentary on the…

ByBytaya straussOctober 14, 2020

LFF 2020: ‘Shirley’ is an Exploration of Extremes

Shirley is a nauseating dive into the life of Shirley Jackson, which embraces the complexity…

ByByLucy PalmerOctober 12, 2020

Ready or Not: Devilish In-Laws and The Games They Play

Amidst the year of anti-rich films stood Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s horror comedy Ready…

ByByannaliese avilaOctober 5, 2020

The Swerve: A Harrowing Directorial Debut

It’s something we’ve all been plagued by: the pain that comes with living a mundane…

ByByKaiya ShunyataOctober 2, 2020

[FANTASIA ’20] The Oakroom: A Story of Stories

A half-drunk bottle sits on the surface of a bar. A fight appears in the…

ByByAubrey CarrSeptember 12, 2020

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