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  • They Remain

    They Remain

    "Adapted from Laird Barron’s 2010 short story -30-, writer/director Philip (The Bleeding House) Gelatt’s They Remain pitches its tent in a disorienting space between nature and cult(ure), as Sean Kirby’s initially lyrical camerawork takes on an increasingly hallucinatory urgency, and Keith falls prey to paranoia delusion. The obvious symbolism of a large black horn which mysteriously appears at the camp is immediately confirmed by wild sex between the co-workers. From here on in, Keith regresses to an atavistic state, renegotiating his relationship to the natural world, and leaving us in the dark, without a map."
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  • eXistenZ

    eXistenZ

    "Ultimately, though, eXistenz is as concerned with the nature of real life as with the unreal worlds of movies or games. Ted’s confusion, his occasional delusions of grandeur, his inexplicable and irresistible urges, his paradoxical desires both to stop and to continue (or, as Allegra puts it, “to see what’s so special about the special”), his not always happy surrender of control to a system or higher authority that he never quite comprehends – these are recognisable parts of the…

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  • They Look Like People

    They Look Like People

    "...down in the basement the film's dual status as indie buddy movie and psychological horror converges into one. This climactic sequence, unbearably tense but also profoundly moving, takes friendship to its outer limits, while presenting the most alarming aspects of mental illness in the most sympathetic of lights."
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  • Nymphomaniac

    Nymphomaniac

    review from Film4 (slightly altered)
    www.film4.com/reviews/2013/nymphomaniac

    Descriptive synopsis: Controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier rounds off his 'Trilogy of Depression' with a tale (in two parts) of sexual liberation, oppression and exploitation.

    Review:
    "Fill all my holes, please."
    It is perhaps not as catchy as the line "Chaos reigns" from Lars von Trier's Antichrist (2009), the first film of the so-called 'Trilogy of Depression' (which Nymphomaniac closes) - but nonetheless it is a line repeated several times by the heroine…