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  • The Unknown
  • Cure
  • American Mary
  • The Thing

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  • The Velvet Vampire

    ★★★½

  • Monolith

    ★★★★

  • Out of Darkness

    ★★★½

  • Vertigo

    ★★★★★

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  • The Velvet Vampire

    The Velvet Vampire

    ★★★½

    Brimming with blunt eroticism and production elements that hover in that liminal space between clumsiness and surrealism. [Full write-up at bloodvine.com/the-velvet-vampire.]

  • Monolith

    Monolith

    ★★★★

    The geographical scope of Monolith is severely limited, but its thematic scope is immense, involving ethical questions regarding provenance in the art world, journalistic license, class, and exploitation. [Full review at bloodvine.com/monolith.]

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  • Birth/Rebirth

    Birth/Rebirth

    ★★★★

    The influence of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on motion pictures can be traced back to the early years of cinema, and reanimating the dead has since grown into one of horror’s most beloved staples. Laura Moss’s exquisite feature debut is the latest homage to the timeless mad-scientist/monster morality tale. In subject and execution, birth/rebirth is highly clinical—unfolding mostly in medical environments (which here can mean anyplace, including homes and even bar bathrooms), and featuring a palette that’s cold and muted—yet its story is told from an ultra-human, fully female perspective. [Full review at bloodvine.com/birth-rebirth.]

  • What Josiah Saw

    What Josiah Saw

    ★★★★

    A studiously wrought, relentlessly sordid family saga unfolding—and folding in on itself—in some godforsaken tract of Oklahoma. In the milieu of What Josiah Saw, your hair will always be greasy, the tractor engine will never fire, and the law will always be corrupt. [Full review at bloodvine.com/what-josiah-saw.]