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  • Island of Lost Souls

    Island of Lost Souls

    ★★★★½

    Mesmerizingly good

  • Suffer, Little Children

    Suffer, Little Children

    ★★★★

    Well fucking done. And I mean that, really.

    This is not a good movie if you’ve never experienced an SOV. If you have, this is easily one of the best, showcasing, as the director says, ‘creativity and initiative.’ For a goddamn school project the direction and editing go beyond mere competence in how they make a case for their story, while also embracing their mediums’crude vulgarity to showcase a strangely mutated form of naturalism, with which the cast performs with…

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  • The Prey

    The Prey

    ★★★

    Pastoral horror. We spend more time watching  a snake eating a cricket than on any one character.

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    In one of the most irrational plots pushed by a major studio to have somehow earned universal acclaim, A Quiet Place subtely boasts one family's conservatory sentiment over their own survival. Yet the film seems unaware of its own ideology, flaws in logic, or character, all of which contribute to the film's rotted structure.
    Neither the characters, as minimally depicted as they are, nor the filmmaker, ever question the conflict in the choice they've made. To them, lineage is an…