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  • The Dry

    ★★★★

  • The Awakening of Lilith

    ★★★★

  • The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★

  • Animosity

    ★★★

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  • The Dry

    The Dry

    Robert Connelly's slow burn mystery, The Dry is one of the most engrossing viewing experiences of the year. Featuring the best performance of Eric Bana's career, evocative visuals, and an unrelenting aura of unease, this a deceptively simple detective story that winds its way into the viewer's subconscious before releasing a payload of heartbreaking truths and dangerous revelations.

    An Australian federal agent returns to his hometown and is drawn into an investigation into the death of his childhood best friend's…

  • The Awakening of Lilith

    The Awakening of Lilith

    Steven Adam Renkovish's feature debut is a landmark dissertation on the nature of bereavement and the private, unknowable terrors of mental illness. Working with virtually no budget, Renkovish and his rogue's gallery of cast and crew have managed to create a singular work of art that blends the sensitivities of Bergman, the nihilism of Von Trier, and the subtle wrongness of Roeg. The result is a cinematic dirge that explores grief as a character more than a concept and how…

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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    Second Sight: The Poetry of A Ghost Story

    2017. Directed by David Lowery.

    Films like David Lowery's A Ghost Story are secondhand treasures. They are discarded, often lonely vessels bound with the spirits of someone else's life, viewed through the lenses of personal experience and regret. It is these stolen memories that often resonate within us, reminding us of the power of one's first kiss or the formidable magic of childlike imagination as we trace our hands across a dusty…

  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

    Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

    ★★★★★

    One of the greatest pleasures of cinema is discovering something new. A cult film at the bottom of a discount bin. A restored print of a foreign classic previously thought lost. Perhaps it's simply stumbling onto a new personal favorite film while perusing the endless wares of digital streaming. Beyond these treasured delights exists a different experience: Discovering a film that is both visually and tonally remarkable but is also esoteric; filled with dangerous ideas and profane secrets. John Hyams'…