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  • Tales from the Hood 2

    Tales from the Hood 2

    ★★★

    Blending absurdist humour with graphic gore, Tales from the Hood 2 is an over the top horror anthology about being black in America. Co-directed by Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott, with Keith David stepping into the shoes of Clarence Williams III, as Mr. Simms, the film features a wraparound narrative about a new and powerful A.I. police force that needs to be told stories to develop a strong moral cursor.

    With storylines touching on the metoo movement, cultural appropriation, gang…

  • Hell Fest

    Hell Fest

    ★★

    A bland horror that is better than I expected but also unforgivably dull.

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  • The Lords of Salem

    The Lords of Salem

    ★★★★½

    Difficult to put into words the visceral impact and sadness of The Lords of Salem. One viewing doesn't quite seem enough to put all the pieces together, as Zombie puts together a horror film so unlike any horror I've ever seen. The brutality of Sheri Moon's performance hits me in the fucking gut, and without ever having dealt with addiction, the film feels like a pained, strung out journey into the abyss. Some great female power, and a bone-chilling soundscape are icing on the cake.

  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★½

    Birdman was pretty good, some cringe-worthy moments but overall it has some incredible technique and packs a powerful punch. I don't see the strength of the film having very much to do with art or theatre at all, I think it works best as a festering portrait of male impotent rage: The dangerous obsession with the self and how it destroys nearly everyone in its path. This awful symptom of maleness that is more concerned with legacy and influence than…