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  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★½

    Brandon Cronenberg’s ‘Possessor’ is a gruesome, cerebral techno-thriller that serves as a testament to A24, the indie maverick that has skyrocketed in popularity since its founding just 3 years ago – wait was that Neon? Shit, that was Neon, wasn’t it?

    A trippy, spectacularly-edited roller coaster ride following Tasya (Andrea Riseborough) as a consciousness-hijacking assassin pursuing a big contract using Colin Tate (Christopher Abbott) as the patsy, ‘Possessor’ feels like the inevitable-yet-surprising realization of a Black Mirror episode that took…

  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    ★★★½

    Cinema’s evolution has brought with it a litany of technological developments. With the Jazz Singer: sound. The Wizard of Oz: color. The Lord of the Rings: motion capture performances. But not since the Lumiere Brothers’ ‘Arrival Of a Train at La Ciotat’ have filmmakers sent physical matter careening through theater screens and into the audience, sending crowds into a hysterical mass as they try to escape the oncoming doom.

    It’s unfortunate that the Lumiere Brothers phoned it in on this…