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  • Baby Blood

    ★★★½

  • I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

    ★★★★★

  • One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean

  • The Girl and the Spider

    ★★★½

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  • Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You.

    Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You.

    ★★★½

    When Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s film This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection was released earlier this year, this critic mistakenly identified it as his “debut feature.” An unfortunate lack of due diligence, which thankfully has been rectified with the belated release of Mosese’s 2019 essay film Mother, I Am Suffocating. This is My Last Film About You., which functions as both an angry screed and an abstract, poetic prologue to Burial. Paired, the films represent one artist’s conflicted, even…

  • Baby Blood

    Baby Blood

    ★★★½

    Pretty awesome down-and-dirty gore fest that actually has some stuff on its mind; not much of a stretch to call this a feminist text, and Emmanuelle Escourrou is remarkable as the lead. Her performance should really be appreciated on the same level as Isabelle Adjani in Possession (this too shares a few formal qualities with Zulawski, a fever dream/nightmare filmed in authentically grimy locations and captured in almost grotesque wide angle).

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  • Mindhunters

    Mindhunters

    ★★★

    'I guess we figured out his weakness. Bullets.'

    Bless you LL Cool J.

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★

    Talkin’ Cronenberg over at InRO:

    Our great mad scientist of orifice horror has returned after a long absence, and brought some of his old tricks with him. It’s been 8 years since David Cronenberg’s last feature film, the unfairly maligned Maps to the Stars; difficulties finding funding and a scuttled streaming project suggested the very real possibility of a forced retirement. Thankfully, this proved to be only a hiatus, and Cronenberg’s new Crimes of the Future finds him overflowing with…