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  • Raw

    Raw

    ★★★★

    A sure-handed modern vampirism tale that may fall short in genuine scares, but finds a thematic bedrock in its compelling Gothic tragedy. -

  • The Bad Batch

    The Bad Batch

    ★★

    A stellar dystopian conceit pissed away by a series of evocative but meaningless mini-music videos ostensibly holding together its ‘plot’. -

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  • V/H/S

    V/H/S

    ★★★½

    When I rank the hundred or so films I saw in 2012, the anthology horror film V/H/S consistently comes in at the tail-end of my top ten list thanks primarily to the first full segment, David Bruckner's Amateur Night.

    I truly believe that this is one of the greatest horror short films ever made. It's scary, it uses its medium well, and the underlying depth of its cultural metaphors culminate in a slick, terrifying, substantive gut punch. Since it's difficult…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★

    A soulful evocation of the eponymous evacuation, championing visceral impact over narrative strength with unique, adequately exerted style. -