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  • I Spit on Your Grave 2

    I Spit on Your Grave 2

    "Director Steven R. Monroe follows the now familiar rape-revenge contours of both Meir Zarchi's original 1978 'nasty' I Spit On Your Grave (aka Day of the Woman) and his own 2010 remake, and broadly clings to the feminism of Zarchi's original. Thus Katie, far from being a passive victim, is shown repeatedly resisting her male attackers in every way she can, and there is nothing titillating in the portrayal either of the rapes or of her nudity (in fact matched…

  • The Baby

    The Baby

    "The Baby, though marketed as horror, plays out as a deranged women’s picture, its melodrama modulated to the rhythms of errant maternity."
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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…